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Welcome

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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.

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Refreshments will be served and also welcome.

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.

Sign up for our newsletter to keep informed about our latest news.

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The 2019 Fraser Valley Poet Society reading nights are scheduled! Please mark your calendars.

February 11, 2019

crooner-154618_640March 18, 2019

April 1, 2019 (National Poetry Month)

April 29, 2019

May 27, 2019

June 24, 2019

July 29, 2019

August 26, 2019

September 9, 2019 (International Literacy Day)

October 7, 2019 (Library Month)

November 4, 2019

November 25, 2019

Details about individual events will be posted closer to the event date. As well, you can check our Facebook Page for more information and view photos and reports.

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  • *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.

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2 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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