Vancouver Public Library
350 West Georgia St.
Alma Van Dusen and Peter McKay rooms
7:30 PM on Monday, January 26th
(the day after the BIG Gung Haggis Fat Choy Robbie Burns Chinese New Year's Eve Dinner at the Floata Restaurant January 25th)
Every year we do a FREE poetry evening at the Vanocuver Public Library in partnership with World Poetry collective. Ariadne Sawyer and Alejandro Mujica-Olea are the wonderful organizers of World Poetry, which presents poetry readings at the Vancouver Public Library each month.
We bring together contemporary Scottish-Canadian and Chinese-Canadian poets, as well as reading Robbie Burns and presenting something very traditionally Chinese for Chinese New Year. Many years ago, I noticed that there wasn't a Robbie Burns poetry night at the Vancouver Public Library, so I called up Ariadne, and we created something special.
Here's the message from Ariadne:
The World Poetry Reading Series and co-sponsors explorASIAN and the Asian Canadian Writers Workshop
invite you to celebrate the poetic traditions of Robbie Burns Day and
Chinese New Year with a distinctly Canadian twist — multilingually,
from Scotland, China, and countries around the world.
Hosts: Todd Wong (AKA Toddish McWong, right) and Diego Bastianutti.
• Steve Duncan
• Tommy W.K. Tao
• James Mullin
• Rita Wong
• Ji-Rong Huang — Chinese Erhu
• Ariadne Sawyer — Dragon Dream Dance
• Bob Wilkins — Gung Haggis Fat Choy Pipe Band
(But come early — seating is limited.)