World Poetry and Gung Haggis Fat Choy come together for one night –
January 17th, 7:30pm at the Vancouver Public Library – Central
Branch – Alice McKay Room. 350 Georgia St. Vancouver.
Check out our fabulous GHFC World Poetry Poster
Ariadne Sawyer, my co-organizer and host of World Poetry Night with Alejandro Mujica-Olea is very excited about our 2nd annual collaboration.
Fred Wah is our featured poet –
retired University of Calgary English Professor and winner of the
Governor General's Award for Poetry for his prose poem collection
“Waiting for Sasketchewan. Fred says his father was
Scottish/Irish/Chinese – Canadian and his mother was
Joe McDonald is our featured musician – bagpiper and leader of the ethno-fusion band Brave Waves. Joe
and Brave Waves were featured last year in the CBC TV special “Gung
Haggis Fat Choy.” Joe is also a fascinating contemporary
Dugald Christie is an activist
lawyer and champion of human writes. He was born in Scotland and
writes poetry in Canada. In February he will be given a life-time
achievement award by the World Poetry Society.
Shirley Sue-A-Quan is a writer, and
poet, born in China – she also writes for local Chinese language
newspapers. She brings an insightful global vision to her
work. She is married to writer Trev Sue-A-Quan, born in
Guyana, who was featured at last year's inaugural Gung Haggis Fat
Choy World Poetry Night, as well as the Gung Haggis Fat Choy dinner.
And… there will be a poems and words from co-hosts Toddish McWong, Ariadne Sawyer and Alejandro Mujica-Olea. A specially composed original group poem will also be presented for the evening…
…and maybe a surprise!