January 15th, Monday
Central Library, 350 West Georgia St.
Alice MacKay room (lower level)
Celebrating Robbie Burns Day and Chinese New Year.
Featuring poets and performers:
Fiona Tinwei Lam (author of Intimate Distances – Vancouver Book Prize finalist for 2005)
Dr. Ian Mason (president of the Burns Club of Vancouver)
Joe McDonald (bagpiper, and band leader of Brave Waves)
Ariadne's Dream Dragon Dance
+ special guest to be announced.
Hosts are Todd Wong and Ariadne Sawyer
is always a fun event. I was talking with Dr. Ian Mason this
afternoon, and we talked about some of the things that poet Robert
Burns believed in – particularly equality for mankind. When I
told him we would be reading “A Man's A Man For All That” at the
January 28th Dinner event. He was particularly pleased, and
pointed out that it was published after Burns' death, probably because
it was such a controversial work.
Imagine… equality for all –
regardless of station of life, position of privilege, birth right of
colour. What a radical concept for the 18th Century.
Here we are now in the 21st Century, and we are still struggling with these same issues.