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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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2023 is just around the corner

Mark your calendars with the Fraser Valley Poets reading dates for 2023.

(All are Saturday afternoons, held in the

Clearbrook Library

32320 George Ferguson Way,

Abbotsford, BC)

  • March 18, 2023 @ 2 pm to 4 pm
  • April 8th, 2023 @ 2 pm to 4 pm
  • May 6, 2023 @ 2 pm to 4 pm
  • June 17, 2023 @ 2 pm to 4 pm
  • July 15, 2023 @ 2 pm to 4 pm
  • September 9, 2023 @ 2 pm to 4 pm
  • October 14, 2023 @ 2 pm to 4 pm
  • November 25, 2023 @ 2 pm to 4 pm

All readings take place in the 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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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.


  • *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.





7 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?

  4. mstinbc said

    Hi Margot, I will apologize for not seeing your request sooner… Due to the current times, we are only meeting outdoors in the community, at the park. The best I can do is ask you to sign up for the newsletter or follow us on FB, where we will give notice of events. Thank you for your interest in the Fraser Valley Poets Society… Terry Broadworth, Secretary/Treasurer FVPS

  5. Jeff deNoutough said

    I am a song lyricist which is, I feel, in the realm of poetry of which I have been interested in since I was 6. I am interested in coming to one of your meetings in Abbotsford but can’t seem to find what day they’re on. So am looking forward to finding out from you, when that is. Thankyou

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