29 April 2007

2nd Annual Prince George Chapbook Fair

Monday, April 30th
8:00 pm
Art Space (above Books & Co.), Prince George

Chapbook displays, sales, and trading.

Readings by Jeremy Stewart, Si Transken,
Hardy Friedrich, and more.

Also, the Barry McKinnon Chapbook Prize ($250 sponsored by the UNBC Arts Council) will be awarded.

26 April 2007

A Literary Wedding

Congratulations to Si Transken and Ken Belford on their marriage April 21, 2007 at UNBC in Prince George!

24 April 2007

Whitehorse Poetry Festival

2007 Schedule

Friday, June 22

8pm Poetry Bash featuring all festival poets
Westmark Hotel


Saturday, June 23

9:30-10:30am Craft Talk – Sharon Thesen
Yukon College Library

11am-12 noon Poetry Reading – John Haines and Barry McKinnon
Yukon College Library

12-1:30pm Lunch

1:30-2:30pm Panel Discussion

Changing Concepts of North
Moderated by Hal Wake featuring festival poets and Yukon College faculty

Canadians have defined themselves as a northern people, particularly in art and literature . How have concepts of North changed in poetry, particularly in light of the electronic era where our worlds are smaller and we are better connected?
Yukon College Library

3-4:00pm Poetry Reading – Donna Kane and Gillian Wigmore
Yukon College Library


Sunday, June 24

9:30-10:30am Trade Talk – Hal Wake
Yukon College Library

11am-12 noon Panel Discussion

Voices in the wilderness: the nature poet today
Moderated by Hal Wake featuring festival poets and Yukon College faculty

In light of current ecological concerns--global warming, vanishing wild spaces, dwindling resources, urban sprawl--what is the role of the nature poet? Is nature poetry environmental activism or does it serve other functions? moderated by
Yukon College Library

12-1:00pm Lunch

1:30-3pm Poetry Reading – Sharon Thesen and Jan Zwicky
Yukon College Library

8pm Yukon Poetry Night featuring Erling Friis-Bastaad
MacBride Museum

For more information on the Whitehorse Poetry Festival please visit www.whitehorsepoetry.com , email info@whitehorsepoetry.com or call at 867 668-6744.

18 April 2007

An Uncertain Climate Exhibition

Opens Thursday, April 19th and runs until Monday, April 30th at the London Hotel at 1479 Third Avenue

The Exhibition will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The exhibition features artwork by regional artists, celebrating the planet and expressing their ideas about climate change
and its impacts on our environment, our planet and ourselves. The Exhibition celebrates Earth Week and Arts and Culture Week.

Please join the artists for:
A Coffee Walk-Thru Opening Celebration at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 19th
An Evening Celebration on Friday, April 27th
7 p.m. screening of the film Global Dimming,
(sponsored by PACHA; passes available at Books and Company)
An opportunity to meet the artists and enjoy refreshments at 8 p.m.
A second screening of Global Dimming begins at 9 p.m.

16 April 2007

Jeremy Stewart & friends

Thursday, April 19th

7 PM - Kizmet Cafe

poetry reading & chapbook launch

come one & all! buy coffee and dessert--yum!

14 April 2007

Traveling World Community Film Festival

Prince George hosts the Traveling World Community Film Festival, an amazing week of films to foster understanding and encourage celebration of our world community.

The Festival includes a Brown Bag Cinema: weekday lunch screenings at the London Hotel at 1479 Third Avenue and afternoon matinees and evening showings at Artspace, Sassafras Savouries at 421 George Street, and the Two Rivers Art Gallery.

Pick up a Festival schedule and tickets at Books and Company at 1685 Third Avenue. Check out the film descriptions at www.worldcommunity.ca, however, the PG schedule is not included on that website.

Sunday, April 22, 2007 -
Sunday, April 29, 2007

Contact Jovanka Djordjevich
(250) 564-3859

11 April 2007

Local Writers Series (PG Public Library)

April 24, 2007

Award winning local poet, Jacqueline Baldwin, accompanied by blues guitarist, Mark Roland, of the Rae King Blues Band, will be the featured guests.

Bob Harkins Branch of the Prince George Public Library
at 7:00 pm.

Everyone welcome. Light refreshments will be served.

07 April 2007

Magazine Cabaret: Prince George

Wednesday April 25, 2007
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Books & Co.

Hosted by CBC reporter and editor Betsy Trumpener.

Readings by Ken Belford, Barry McKinnon, Gillian Wigmore, and Rob Budde


03 April 2007

The Pink Scarves are an imaginary political party that issue news releases in the form of "anonymous" poems photocopied on pink leaflets and scattered conspicuously around Prince George. Since The Pink Scarves are imaginary, there are no members; paradoxically, this means that anyone who wants to can join simply by acting as though they are already members. As a political entity, The Pink Scarves foreground the politics of text and the textuality of politics, problematizing the lines between politics, art and play.

The poems are cheerful parodies of Marxist, Situationist, and Anarchist rhetoric. They are delivered with blank irony, in that they both mimic and mock the language they use—a kind of pastiche of poetic language in revolution. The seriousness and structure of revolutionary ideologies are transformed into absurdity and chaos, which are pursued systematically with total seriousness (which is, after all, funny). The poems are an anti-product, a purposeful waste of time, an unfunny joke. They are a bitter laugh at the futility of politics and a sincere attempt at developing a viable model for activism without authority, be it political, moral, or factual. These poems raise political questions in an open-ended, non-confrontational manner that is surprising and demands a response.

This poetics statement in no way limits the possibilities of The Pink Scarves. It is not definitive. We'll leave that up to the reader, and of course, to The Pink Scarves themselves.