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Welcome to the Fraser Valley Poets Society

Fraser Valley Poets Society (FVPS)* is a poetry society based in Abbotsford, B.C. It is a welcoming place for poets living anywhere in the Fraser Valley.

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We meet regularly for open mic and featured reader poetry nights (Blue Moon Readings).

Time and location of poetry nights:
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Clearbrook Library (Community Room to the right of the main entrance)
32320 George Ferguson Way
Abbotsford, B.C.


Bring a poem or two to share or just come and listen.
You are welcome to read your own poetry or some of your favourite authors. Also, you can read in your first language and we will all celebrate the rhythms and rhymes of spoken verse.

Our events are free. You don’t have to be a FVPS member to read your work at an open mic. Just arrive, tell the person who is compiling the list of readers that you’d like to join in, and you’re on the program

Or come just to listen. Please feel free to bring a friend or neighbour.

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Here is our Monday Night Reading Schedule for 2020

January 27, 2020
February 24, 2020
March 16, 2020 – Cancelled

April 6, 2020 – Postponed
April 27, 2020 – Postponed
May 25, 2020 – Cancelled

2020 VISIONS – Journeys of the Heart
Book Launch will be postponed until a later date.

Update: The Book Launch for 2020 VISIONS, Journeys of the Heart, is still on hold, however you can get a copy of the book from any of our directors for $20.

In loving memory of our Poets Society founder, Donna Bishop. September 1924 – June 2020.

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June 22, 2020

July 27, 2020



The Fraser Valley Poets Society invites you to two outdoor readings in August.

We have missed you and wish to provide a safe outlet to share our poetry.

We hope you are well during these stress filled times.

Bring your Lawn Chair and a drink of water (or beverage of your choice)

We will not be using a microphone so make sure to project your “speakers voice” during our event.

Both events will be held, Weather Permitting

First Reading will be:

SATURDAY, August 15, 2020 at 3pm

By The Kariton House in Mill Lake Park 
on Lawn area by Ware Road

Second Reading will be:

MONDAY, August 24, 2020 at 630pm

On Lawn Area
by the Unity Statue
at Clearbrook Regional Library

September 14, 2020
October 5, 2020
November 2, 2020
November 30, 2020

Please mark your calendars

All readings are 6:30 – 8:15 pm

in the Clearbrook Library, 32320 George Ferguson Way, Abbotsford, BC

We meet in the Public Meeting Room  (to the right of the main entrance).

Light refreshments will be served


  • *FVPS was established as Poets Potpourri Society in 1981. The name was changed to Fraser Valley Poets Society in 2014. Read more about the founding, history and purpose of FVPS on the About Us page.

To view occasional photos and reports of reading nights, go to the FVPS Blog page.





4 Responses to “Welcome”

  1. Max R. Aranguiz-Peterson said

    I enjoyed the meeting last night. As a newcomer I try to follow the rules and regulations that are in place. I was very perturbed and frustrated to see that old members broke all the rules, by reading a bunch of their poems at once, limiting the time for others. I would recommend that the moderator follows the rules strictly, as it doesn’t give a good image as the way it is.

    • Thank you so much Max for attending our poetry evenings, your insights and comments are appreciated. We do work towards making our readings enjoyable and fair to everyone and no preference or bias was intended, however on the occasion of October 15, we neglected to keep official “by the clock” time, which does result in time – keeping guesswork. We do intend to keep more accurate time in the future. We appreciate you and others who carefully honoured the three minute rule with your own time keeping and we will make renewed efforts towards fairness and fun for all. (Posted by Violet on behalf of the the FVPS executive.)

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  2. Reggie Brown said

    Looking for a teacher poetry

  3. Margot said

    I’m wondering if you have online events running, or a schedule for 2021?

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