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Last poetry night of Spring 2016

Posted by Violet Nesdoly on May 31, 2016

Fifteen readers participated in the May 30 FVPS open mic. What a great evening!

 

05-30-16 readers

Photos – Violet Nesdoly and Ted Goodrich

Open Mic

Poets meet to read and word-play
thoughts about all kinds of things:
Life lived freely, Happy Birthday
Berries, Heroes, Frogs and Springs.

Memories and inspiration
read from binders, phones and books
ruminating observations
words and rhythms poet cooks

into humor and emotion
credo and philosophy.
Join us! Bring your versey potion.
You’re invited—and it’s free!

© 2016 by Violet Nesdoly

Our next poetry night is on the first day of SUMMER
June 20 – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Clearbrook Library
32320 George Ferguson Way, Abbotsford B.C.

That evening prize-winning poet and teacher Alvin Ens will present a Workshop on WHAT MAKES A POEM GOOD?.

Come (with a poem in your pocket, just in case there’s a bit of open mic time)!

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Great turnout for May 2nd Open Mic

Posted by Violet Nesdoly on May 4, 2016

The multi-purpose room of the Clearbrook Library came alive with the sound of words Monday night, May 2nd. This third Poetry Open Mic night of 2016 for the Fraser Valley Poets Society included poems about nature, mothers, retirement, feeling blue, and feeling wonderful. There were poetic stories of knights, dragons, swords, and shaman. There were pieces about bats, mountains, drops, a smile, football, and yoga. The variety was a great indicator of the variety of poets in attendance.

FVPS Director Terry Broadworth did a great job of emceeing the evening. She introduced each of the eighteen open mic readers and kept the program on track for the enjoyment of the audience of about 50.  A mid-evening break for coffee and goodies gave opportunity for visiting and networking. (Click on any photo to enlarge.)

Our next Poetry Open Mic night is Monday, May 30th at the Clearbrook Library, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

If you’re a local poet who would like to read at our one of our open mic poetry nights, we’d love to have you! You don’t have to be a Fraser Valley Poets Society member to join in.

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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.

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

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Last Blue Moon reading night of the season

Posted by Violet Nesdoly on September 22, 2014

The last Blue Moon reading night of the 2014 season, MONDAY, OCTOBER 6,  will launch Of Wind and Flame, a project of two FVPS poets: Bridget Porter Oldale, and our president Brayden Sawatzky.

The open mic portion of the evening will follow the book launch and refreshments.

FVPS Blue Moon Reading poster for October 6, 2014

The Clearbrook Library is located at
32320 George Ferguson Way
Abbotsford, B.C.

Everyone is invited to this FREE EVENT!

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Fourth PPS Book Launch of 2013 ends Blue Moon Season

Posted by Violet Nesdoly on October 9, 2013

The reading year for the Poets Potpourri Society ended on a high note Monday, October 7th with the launch of Satwant Pander’s newest book, The Healing Power of Nature. This was the fourth book launched by a PPS member in a Blue Moon reading in 2013!

Seven readers shared the Open Mic segment that preceded the launch. It contained the usual poetic variety, though on this evening it seemed that nature poems edged out other subjects in popularity.

PPS Open Mic readers - October 7, 2013

PPS Open Mic readers – October 7, 2013

During the break, Ruth-Ann Braun sold raffle tickets on a basket of farm produce that Braun Acres generously donated (proceeds of the raffle to PPS).  The draw was made right after the intermission with Shelley Haggard winning a gift bag donated by a local credit union and Violet Nesdoly the lucky winner of farm fresh herbs and vegetables, a dozen free-range eggs, a bottle of wine and a to-be-arranged Harvest Dinner at Braun Acres.

Blue Moon reading break for refreshments. Raffle produce basket courtesy Braun Acres.

Blue Moon reading break for refreshments. Raffle produce basket courtesy Braun Acres.

Satwant began her book launch by reading a few poems from The Healing Power of Nature. Then she invited a group of friends, colleagues, and family members to pose for a  photo with each holding a copy of the book. Following this, people from the group took turns to either to read a selection they had chosen or comment on the book as a whole. Members of the Founding Punjabi Literary Association of Abbotsford, The Central Association of Punjabi Writers of North America, and the members of Punjabi Writers Forum joined poets from the Poets Potpourri Society in launching The Healing Power of Nature.

Blue Moon book launch readers - The Healing Power of Nature

Punjabi and Canadian writers read from and comment on The Healing Power of Nature.

In addition to poems praising nature  Satwant’s book has poems about family, writing, her admiration of the Creator, and the meaning of life. And so it was interesting to note what people chose to read and the various aspects of Satwant’s writing that spoke to different individuals.

Satwant Pander reads from her book The Healing Power of Nature.

Satwant Pander reads from her book The Healing Power of Nature.

Of course along with the readings came many congratulations from members of PPS and the Indo Canadian Literary Society on this handsome hardcover volume of poetry, photographs and quotes. Well done, Satwant!

All in all  It was a beautiful and varied multicultural evening, and a wonderful way to end another season of Blue Moon readings.

Satwant Pander, signing books after the launch.

Satwant Pander, signing books after the launch.

 

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Our next event is the Annual General Meeting

Kariton Gallery

2387 Ware Street [Mill Lake Park], Abbotsford, B.C.,

Monday, October 21st 

6:30 p.m.

All members are asked to attend.

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