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Archive for July, 2010

Current Events – 2010

Posted by Violet Nesdoly on July 14, 2010

Current Events-2010

    The Fraser Valley Regional
    Library & MSA Poets Potpourri Society present
    The Blue Moon Reading Series

POETRY NIGHTS!

At the Clearbrook Library
32320 George Ferguson Way
Abbotsford, BC
(In the meeting Room)

Admission is free. All are welcome!

Sign up for the open mike portion that follows the featured guest reading.

6:30pm-8:30 pm

Tuesday, June 22/10
Tuesday, September 7/10 (International Literacy Day)

Come hear our featured poet Surjeet Kalsey.

An open mic follows the reading by the featured poet.

The latest anthology and other member’s books will be available for purchase.


VISIT YOUR PUBLIC LIBRARY!

Current Events 2010

Our society offers two great opportunities to listen to local and guest poets and also to provide a forum for new participants to share their poetry. Currently we have members who read in English, Punjabi and Spanish and we invite readers to share their poetry in these or other languages.

Both reading opportunities are held at the Clearbrook Library from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

Open Microphone Participants share their poetry. Upcoming readings are scheduled for Tuesdays in the following dates:
February 09
March 09
April 06
May 25
October 26

Blue Moon Series Guest readers are featured with some time left for participants to share their poetry. Upcoming meetings are scheduled for:
Tuesday, June 22
Tuesday, September 07 (International Literacy Day)

We Welcome New Members

More About Poets Potpourri

Our membership is eclectic ranging from novice to published poets.

Throughout the year we participate in a variety of community events with the goal of raising awareness of our Society.

In 2006 we published an anthology, Poetic Spirits of The Valley, to mark the 25th anniversary of our Society. We have a second anthology published in spring, 2009. It includes poetry written by our members as well as poems written by winners of our first (2008) poetry contest, River of Words.

Poetry Anthology – River of Words

“I am thrilled to introduce this anthology on behalf of the Poets Potpourri Society. Our group has been active in the community for over 27 years. We have many talented poets and artists in the group, and we have designed a very unique book to give our readers a view of the beauty of our land and provide different flavors of live and thought from our poets…”

Rita Carrington
President

River of Words anthology was released in 2009 in a celebration in which various of our poets shared with the community their newest work.

This anthology is available for purchase by visiting us on reading nights or by contacting Karen Belix-Moore by email. The price is $20 $15 dollars, of which $2 is donated to the Abbotsford Food Bank.

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