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Poetry retreat events!

Dominick DellaSala

Hello everyone,

Our poetry retreat in September is shaping up beautifully. We have our thirty participants who will spend two and a half days together sharing ideas and readings!! Friday and Saturday night, starting at 7:30, we will have wild and wonderful poetry bashes at the Masonic Hall on Dunsmuir Ave. in Cumberland. Wayward Distilleries and the Cumberland Brewing Company are providing the drinks (many thanks!!!). Our senior poets, George Stanley, Sharon Thesen, Barry McKinnon and Zoë Landale have all agreed to read, along many of the other retreat participants, and it’s going to be fast and furious.

On Saturday afternoon Dominick DellaSala, a renowned climate scientist will give a talk at the Masonic Hall. 2-5 p.m.

All of the events are by donation.

One last thing, unfortunately we are going to have to cancel the August Red Tree reading. The next Red Tree reading will be in October, hoping to have Pat Smekal and Ian Cognito read then. Location tbd.

Until then, take care and hope you are getting some time to play outdoors this summer.




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Welcome New Cascadia Poetics Lab Board Members!

Thank you to those who attended our first AGM on Sunday, July 22. This is an exciting time for us as we grow as a society. If you have not renewed your membership, please contact our new treasurer Sophie Gilmore ( to pay your dues ($5) by Aug 30. Your memberships help support our literary endeavours, bringing talented and engaging Cascadian poets to the community for readings, workshops, and dialogue.

Next year’s AGM will take place earlier in the year (late Feb / early March) to accommodate our fiscal year. Memberships will be due at that time. It is a slightly truncated year this time around, and annually after that time. Thank you for your patience as we reorganize.

We are pleased to announce our new board:

Adelia MacWilliam, president
Sophie Gilmore, treasurer
Danika Dinsmore, secretary
Carla Stein, member at large
Louie Stevenson, member at large
Ed Varney, member at large

Thank you Ed Varney for your work as treasurer for the past year.

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Hi everyone,

Just a quick reminder that our AGM is happening at 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Four Quarters Restaurant in Cumberland. The restaurant is ours and Rikki will be serving appies and drinks. There will be a meeting followed by a performance by Danika Dinsmore.

4pm, Sunday, July 22, 2018, Four Quarters, 2744 Dunsmuir Ave, Box # 1233, Cumberland, BC


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