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June Open Mic Anticipates SUMMER!

Posted by Violet Nesdoly on May 21, 2015

Monday June 15th is the last of our 2015 spring readings at the library before we take a break from these readings for the summer.

Fraser Valley Poets Society June Open Mic
June 15, 2015
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Clearbrook Library
32320 George Ferguson Way
Abbotsford, B.C.

06-15-15 BMR

This is the first of our Themed Open Mics. For this June reading during the first half of the evening we’d like to hear poems about any aspect of SUMMER. If you haven’t written a summer poem, you still have time to write one—or share a favourite by another poet.

(Think summer vacation, weather, storms, insects, sports—like golf, tennis, baseball, bocce—food, picnics, barbecues, camping, memories, reunions, places you’ve visited… You get the idea?)

Think summer

During the last part of the evening the mic will be open for poems on any topic.

Everyone is welcome to attend and read at this free event. You do not need to be a member of FVPS to participate in our Open Mics.


The Fraser Valley Poets Society was first established as the MSA Poets Potpourri Society in 1981

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Christmas events end the FVPS year

Posted by Violet Nesdoly on December 8, 2014

Two November events rounded out 2014 for members of the Fraser Valley Poets Society.

  • On the weekend of November 21-23, we had a table at the Highstreet Artisan Christmas Market. Numerous members took turns selling our books. A big THANK YOU! to Ted Goodrich and Terry Broadworth who organized the books, pricing etc., and set up our display.


  • On Saturday November 29th, many of us met at Braun’s for our annual end-of-year potluck. The atmosphere was festive, the food delicious, the poems we shared in an around-the-room reading reminded us of the many wonderful facets of the Christmas season, and the gift exchange, with its opportunity to trade something we wanted for an unopened parcel, was a lot of fun.
FVPS 2014 November events.

(Top) FVPS table at the Highstreet Artisan Christmas Market.
(Below) Memories of the Christmas potluck.

FVPS 2014 November events.

More Christmas potluck memories.

The FVPS now takes a short winter break. We meet again in March:
March 2, 2015
Meeting Room of the Clearbrook Library
32320 George Ferguson Way,
Abbotsford B.C.

Details will be posted here when they become available.

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FVPS part of Christmas Artisan Market

Posted by Violet Nesdoly on November 19, 2014

Artisan MarketFraser Valley Poets Society members have been busy getting ready for the Christmas Artisan Market at High Street – November 21, 22 & 23. Anthologies published by the society as well as books by individual members will be available.

Come check out our table at this Christmas artisan fair, sponsored by the Abbotsford Arts Council.

More information about the Christmas Artisan Market at Highstreet  HERE. (Market is located across the street from London Drugs / Westland Insurance in the Highstreet Shopping Centre.)

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pssst – a couple of quick announcements

Posted by Violet Nesdoly on October 17, 2014


Fraser Valley Poets Society is holding their Annual General Meeting on Monday, October 20th, 1:30 p.m. in the Seminar Room of the Clearbook Library (32320 George Ferguson Way, Abbotsford, B.C.). Please come out to review the year that was and help plan for the future!


book launchBook Launch

FVPS member Surjeet Kalsey’s book Rung Mandal is being released by the Punjabi Literature Society on October 18th, 2014 at the Heritage Sikh Temple Hall. Time is 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Congratulations Surjeet!




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Look up, way up to your browser bar. Notice the change (from to!

If our old URL is in all your bookmarks, don’t worry. Domain mapping will take care of delivering you safely to the site for another few months. But please change your records to for when domain mapping runs out.

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June open mic

Posted by Violet Nesdoly on June 7, 2014

A group of seven poets met in a cozy circle Monday, June 2nd, for our June Open Mic. As usual, the poems were varied in subject (nature, relationships, people, the meaning of life—you name it…)  and author with several readers sharing favourite poems of others along with writings of their own. What better way to spend a Monday night than sipping on a coffee or juice, eating homemade cookies, and reading poetry?


Fraser Valley Poets Society Open Mic June 2, 2014 collage

Six of the seven June 2nd open mic readers.

Fraser Valley Poets Society will now be taking the summer off. Our next event is September 8th, when we hope to launch a very special anthology honouring our founder, Donna Bishop.


September 8, 2014

Launch of Encouragement (Anthology)

& International Literacy Day


Clearbrook Library Meeting Room
32320 George Ferguson Way
Abbotsford, B.C.

(On September 8th we will forgo the open mic portion of the evening and focus our attention on the launched book).

Everyone is invited to this free event!

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Robert Martens headlines FVPS April Blue Moon Reading

Posted by Violet Nesdoly on April 2, 2014

Celebrate National Poetry Month (April) with the Fraser Valley Poets Society!

We’re pleased to announce that our featured reader is local poet Robert Martens. He’ll be reading from little creatures.


FVPS Blue Moon Reading April 7, 2014

April 7, 2014 Blue Moon Reading poster


The evening will begin with an Open Mic.

Readers, please sign up with Brayden when you arrive.

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New season, new name!

Posted by Violet Nesdoly on March 11, 2014

owl readingFraser Valley Poets Society will be hosting an open mic poetry reading on:

Monday, March 17

6:30 – 8:30 P.M. at the Clearbrook Library

32320 George Ferguson Way,

Abbotsford, BC.

Come to read your latest poems and/or to listen.

Please note we have changed our name from Poets Potpourri Society to Fraser Valley Poets Society. Same great free fare as always!

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