Tonight: Gung Haggis Fat Choy World Poetry Night at Vancouver Public Library

 


January 15th, Monday
7:30pm
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)
Leon Yang
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

This
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.

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