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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)
32320 George Ferguson Way
Abbotsford, B.C.

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Here is our Monday Night Reading Schedule for 2018:

February 19th 2018

March 12 2018

The FVPS welcomed Saint Soldier as our featured guest and reader.

April 9 2018

Blue Moon Reading
by Emily Isaacson
Monday, April 9th at 6:30 followed by an Open Mic.

The Fraser Valley Poets Society is pleased to present poet Emily Isaacson as their guest reader for National Poetry Month at their Blue Moon poetry event on April 9th.

Isaacson will be launching her latest volume of poetry titled Hallmark, which includes 130 new poems. More info at http://www.emilyisaacson.com

 

April 30 2018

A Presentation on Self Publishing
by Ted Goodrich
Monday, April 30th at 6:30pm
followed by an Open Mic

May 28 2018

Blue Moon Book Launch
Monday, May 28th at 6:30pm
followed by an Open Mic

Join us as we welcome Aidan Chafe with his latest book Short Histories of Light

Aidan Chafe is a teacher and poet. His full-length collection Short Histories of Light was published in 2018 with McGill-Queen’s University Press.


June 11 2018

June 25 2018

July 30 2018

6:30-8:30 at the Clearbrook Library

Come join the Fraser Valley Poets Society to hear Surjeet Kalsey read from her newest book, Reflections On Water.

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Surjeet Kalsey’s new book is available on amazon’s this link:

https://www.amazon.com.au/Reflections-Water-Surjeet-Kalsey/dp/1771712856

August 20 2018

It is with sadness we announce the passing of friend and fellow-poet Ted Goodrich on Tuesday, September 4th, 2018. He would have been 75 in October. He had many health issues he overcame and maintained a positive outlook and sense of humour throughout his recoveries. He wrote and published 3 books of poetry in these last years and was a Director with the Fraser Valley Poets Society. He will be greatly missed.

September 10 2018

October 15 2018

November 5 2018


November 26 2018

Please mark your calendars.

Please take notice that the Fraser Valley Poets Society will be conducting Open Mic or Blue Moon readings through the summer this year. We look forward to hearing and sharing inspirations throughout the season until our winter break.

All scheduled readings:

Clearbrook Library,
32320 George Ferguson Way
Abbotsford, B.C.
6:30 – 8:30 pm

We meet in the Community Room to the Right of the Main Entrance.
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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  • *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 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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