Evelyn Lau is officially named as Vancouver's Third Poet Laureate

Poster for the event announcing appointment of newest poet laureate

Evelyn Lau became the third Poet Laureate for the City of Vancouver on Saturday October 22nd at Simon Fraser University Woodwards Centre, as part of the Vancouver 125 Poetry Conference organized by then current and outgoing Poet Laureate Brad Cran.  Lau's first book of poetry Oedipal Dreams was nominated for the Governor General's Poetry Award, making her the youngest ever poet to be nominated.

MC Sandra Singh – Chief Library of VPL, Mayor Gregor Robertson, Brad Cran, Evelyn Lau, First Nations singers and dancers.


Laureate Brad Cran reads a poem and speaks of his time as the 2nd Poet Laureate.


Evelyn Lau speaks of what she sees for her time as Poet Laureate

During the reception we posed for a photo, Susan Crean (writer-in-residence at Historic Joy Kogawa House), Vancouver councilor Ellen Woodsworth, Evelyn Lau, Todd Wong.  3 weeks prior, Evelyn had give a reading and discussion at Kogawa House, hosted by Susan Crean.  Wong is president of Historic Joy Kogawa House Society.  Councillor Woodsworth has been a big supporter of Kogawa House, and helped guide us in our 2005 presentation to City of Vancouver, asking for assistance to halt the proposed demolition permit for Kogawa House.

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