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COMMUNITY EVENTS:
Twisted Poets Literary Salon (ongoing), June 2002 - present 
Word Whips Writing Series, (ongoing), 2004 - present
Word Whips - The North Shore Edition (ongoing), Feb 6, 2007 - present 
- Word Whips By The Water (ongoing), White Rock BC Sept 2010 - present
- Book Talks Book Club (ongoing), Vancouver BC, June 2010 - present 
Word Whips Vancouver East, (ongoing), Jan 2017 - present
- Word Whips in The Gallery inspired by the art of Jack Rootman. Presented by the Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery in collaboration with Pandora’s Collective and the Isaac Waldman Jewish Public Library. Made possible by the Yosef Wosk Poetry Initiative Grant.  Feb 8, 2017.
- Word Whips in The Gallery inspired by Urban art photos by Sharon Tenenbaum. Presented by the Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery in collaboration with Pandora’s Collective and the Isaac Waldman Jewish Public Library. Made possible by the Yosef Wosk Poetry Initiative Grant. Jan 5, 2017
- Word Whips in The Gallery: Music, Art, Poetry & Dance inspired by the exhibit, Simplicity by Ivor Levin. Presented by the Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery in collaboration with Pandora’s Collective and the Isaac Waldman Jewish Public Library. Made possible by the Yosef Wosk Poetry Initiative Grant. Nov 17, 2016
- Poetic Pairings 6, Pandora’s Collective and Britannia Library Present , Nov 1st
- Words that Sing: Call and Response, an evening of Music and Poetry presented by Pandora’s Collective and The Lyric Singers. Delta Firehall For the Arts.Oct 22, 2016.
- Word Whips in The Gallery Music, Art, Poetry & Dance inspired by the exhibit, "Marc Chagall’s Bible Suites", Oct 20, 2016
- Pandora’s Collective Awards Night Gala, Presented by Pandora’s Collective and Word Vancouver, Sept 24, 2016
- Word Whips in the Gallery To accompany the exhibit “Berlin Identities” by Ira Hoffecker. Presented by the Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery in collaboration with Pandora’s Collective and the Isaac Waldman Jewish Public Library. Made possible by the Yosef Wosk Poetry Initiative Grant. June 16, 2016
Pandora’s Collective and Britannia Library Present Poetic Pairings 5, Britannia Library, June 14th 2015
Word Whips in the Gallery, to accompany the art exhibit “The Plagues” by Robin Atlas and Nancy Current. Presented by the Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery in collaboration with Pandora’s Collective and the Isaac Waldman Jewish Public Library. Made possible by the Yosef Wosk Poetry Initiative Grant. Monday April 18
Brush Calligraphy Basics Workshop by Justine Hwang (Benefit for Pandora's Collective), April 9, 2016
- Word Whips in the Gallery, to accompany “Winter Paintings: the Figure in and on the Landscape” by Ian Penn. Presented by the Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery in collaboration with Pandora’s Collective and the Isaac Waldman Jewish Public Library. Made possible by the Yosef Wosk Poetry Initiative Grant. March 29, 2016
- Word Whips in the Gallery, to accompany the exhibit "Hidden" by Olga Campbell and Larry Green, Presented by the Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery in collaboration with Pandora’s Collective and the Isaac Waldman Jewish Public Library. Made possible by the Yosef Wosk Poetry Initiative Grant. March 1, 2016.
- Pandora’s Collective and Britannia Library Present Poetic Pairings 4, Feb 9, 2016
- Pandora's Collective, The Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery and the Isaac Waldman Jewish Public Library Present
Word Whips in the Gallery, To accompany the art exhibit, “Storm Brewing” by Shevy Levy, Dec 1, 2015
- Pandora’s Collective and Leaf Press Present An evening of Releases.
ChapBook Launch for Marilyn Bowering and Chelsea Comeau, Nov16, 2015
- Pandora's Collective, The Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery and the Isaac Waldman Jewish Public Library Present Word Whips in the Gallery to accompany the art exhibit “Urban Forest” by Lori Goldberg, Oct 27, 2015
- Pandora’s Collective and Britannia Library Present, Poetic Pairings 3, Oct 6th, 2015
- Pandora’s Collective Presents a Y’s Books Literary Evening, Oct 7, 2015
- Pandora’s Collective and Word Vancouver present the Pandora's Collective Literary Awards Gala, Studio 700, CBC, 700 Hamilton St., Vancouver, Sept 25, 2015
- Word Whips in the Gallery, Inspired by the art of Ian Penn, Presented by The Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery, Pandora’s Collective and The Isaac Waldman Jewish Public Library, Sept 17, 2015.
- Sponsor, Great Canadian PoeTrain Vancouver Show, Saturday April 25, 2015.
- Word Whips in the Gallery, Inspired by “A Tapestry of Flowers” by Lauren Morris, Presented by The Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery, Pandora’s Collective and The Isaac Waldman Jewish Public Library, March 24, 2015.
- Word Whips in the Gallery: A Night of Poetry, Art and Dance, Inspired by “New Work from the Road” by Derek Gillingham, Presented by The Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery, Pandora’s Collective and The Isaac Waldman Jewish Public Library, Jan 20, 2015
- Midnight in Paris: A Gala Fundraiser to Support Pandora’s Collective’s Outreach Program at the BC Children’s Hospital Eating Disorder Clinic, Vancouver, Nov 15, 2014
- Pandora's Collective and People's Co-op Bookstore Present BOOK LAUNCH: Second Growth by Fabienne Calvert Filteau
with Jen Currin, Surya Govender and Daniela Elza, Oct 29, 2014
- Word Whips at the JCC, Poetry by Pandora’s Collective inspired by the exhibit Marked Panels exhibit by Joyce Oziers. Presented by The Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery, Pandora’s Collective and The Isaac Waldman Jewish Public Library, Thursday Oct 28, 2014
The Vancouver Public Library & Pandora’s Collective presents Poetic Pairings, Kensington Library, Vancouver, BC, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014
- Pandora’s Collective, Mother Tongue Publishing and The Writers Union of Canada present A Book Launch of Cathy Ford and Julia Leggett,Sunday October 5, 2014
- Word Whips at the JCC, Poetry by Pandora’s Collective inspired by the photography exhibit "Traces" by Michael Seelig. Presented by The Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery, Pandora’s Collective and The Isaac Waldman Jewish Public Library, Sept 16, 2014
- Pandora's Collective Presents. An Evening of Poetry, Art and Word Whips, inspired by the show “LASHON HARA” mixed media on fabric by Robin Atlas, June 19, 2014.
- Pandora’s Collective Presents, A Special Night for A Special Man, Benefit for Timothy Shay, June 18, 2014
Pandora’s Collective and CV2 Present the CV2 2 Day Poetry Contest Readings at The Toast Collective, Vancouver BC, June 13, 2014
- Pandora’s Collective Presents Confessions The Artwork, The Words and a Wordwhip: An evening of music, poetry and art inspired by the Confessions exhibit by Vancouver artist Jamie Smith. Friday May 23, 2014
- Word Whips at the JCC, Poetry by Pandora’s Collective inspired by the art exhibit "Envisioning Women". Presented by The Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery, Pandora’s Collective and The Isaac Waldman Jewish Public Library, Thursday May 15, 2014
- Vancouver Public Library and Pandora’s Collective Present An Evening of Diverse Voices, Southhill Library, Tuesday April 29th
Pandora’s Collective Present authors Nish and Neale, Vancouver Public Library, April 17, 2014 
- Pandora’s Collective Presents Jude Neale: A Quiet Coming of Light Book Launch, The Cottage Bistro, Vancouver, March 25, 2014 
- Pandora’s Collective Presents AUTHORS NISH & NEALE, Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch, March 17, 2014
- Word Whips at the JCC, Poetry by Pandora’s Collective inspired by BRUSH AND WIRE, an exhibit by KAREN BRUMELLE and JOANNE WATERS. Presented by The Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery, Pandora’s Collective and The Isaac Waldman Jewish Public Library, Thursday March 6, 2014
- Pandora's Collective Presents A SPEICAL LITERARY EVENING with Dennis E. Bolen and Renée Sarojini Saklikar, Vancouver, BC, Feb 2014
- Word Whips at the JCC, Poetry by Pandora’s Collective inspired by the Videopoetry by Tom Konyves. Presented by The Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery, Pandora’s Collective and The Isaac Waldman Jewish Public Library, Thursday Jan 30, 2014
- Word Whips at the JCC, Poetry by Pandora’s Collective inspired by the art of ALICE RABINOWITZPresented by The Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery, Pandora’s Collective and The Isaac Waldman Jewish Public Library, Thursday Jan 9, 2014
- Word Whips at the JCC, Poetry by Pandora’s Collective inspired by STORY/LINE, an exhibit of photography by LARRY WOLFSONPresented by The Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery, Pandora’s Collective and The Isaac Waldman Jewish Public Library, Thursday Dec 5, 2013
- Word Whips at the JCC, Music by Harriet Frost. Poetry by Pandora’s Collective. Arty by Jazmin Sasky. Presented by The Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery, Pandora’s Collective and The Isaac Waldman Jewish Public Library, Thursday Oct 22, 2013
- Word Whips at the JCC, Music by Myrna Rabinowitz. Poetry by Pandora’s Collective. Art by Darcy Mann. Presented by The Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery, Pandora’s Collective and The Isaac Waldman Jewish Public Library, Thursday Oct 3, 2013
- Word Whips inspired by Lori Goldberg's art exhibit, Into the Garden, Presented by The Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery, Pandora’s Collective and The Isaac Waldman Jewish Public Library, Thursday June 20, 2013
- Glimpses of Africa. Music, Poetry & Word Whips inspired by photographs by Claudine Pommier. Presented by The Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery, Pandora’s Collective and The Isaac Waldman Jewish Public Library, March 21, 2013
- Music, Poetry & Word Whips inspired by Your People are My People, Presented by The Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery, Pandora’s Collective and The Isaac Waldman Jewish Public Library, Jan 24, 2013
- Art and Poetry Evening at the JCC: Word Whip inspired by art exhibit Sefirot by James K-M, Dec 13, 2012
- Word Whip inspired by art exhibit Rain by Nomi Kaplan, Presented by The Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery, Pandora’s Collective and The Isaac Waldman Jewish Public Library, Thursday Sept 27, 2012
-Word Whip: Celebrating Jerusalem group art exhibit, Presented by The Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery, Pandora’s Collective and The Isaac Waldman Jewish Public Library, Tues May 29, 2012
- Word Whip: Tikun Olom photography exhibit by Judi Angel, Presented by The Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery, Pandora’s Collective and The Isaac Waldman Jewish Public Library, Tue April 10, 2012
- Word Whip: Poetry inspired by the contemporary felt art exhibit “Feltworks”, Presented by The Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery, Pandora’s Collective and The Isaac Waldman Jewish Public Library, Tue March 13, 2012
- Word Whip: Poetry inspired by the Tikun Olom photography exhibit by Judi Angel, Presented by The Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery, Pandora’s Collective and The Isaac Waldman Jewish Public Library, Tues Apr 10, 2012
- Pandora's Collective 10th Anniversary Celebration, The Prop House, Vancouver BC, Feb 16, 2012
- Canada's Best Poetry 2011, Vancouver Edition, presented by Books on the Radio, Pandora's Collective and Tightrope Books, W2 Media Cafe, Vancouver BC, Feb 4, 2012
- An Evening of Poetry and Art, Presented by The Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery, Pandora’s Collective and The Isaac Waldman Jewish Public Library, Jan 26, 2012
- Book Talks - White Rock, Sept 2010 - Aug, 2011
- Word Whips: Inspired by “Go Figure!”, Exhibitor: Robyn Michele Levy, Presented by The Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery, Pandora’s Collective and The Isaac Waldman Jewish Public Library, May 8th, 2011
- Citizenship Award given to RC WESLOWSKI, A Special Night for a Special Man Awards Night Part 1, Thursday May 5th, 2011
 - Word Whips: An Evening of Music and Poetry, Presented by The Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery, Pandora’s Collective and The Isaac Waldman Jewish Public Library, March 3rd, 2011
- Word Whips: Inspired by Kumra, My Child, Presented by The Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery, Pandora’s Collective and The Isaac Waldman Jewish Public Library, Feb 6, 2011
- Word Whips: Inspired by “out of the silence”, Presented by The Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery, Pandora’s Collective and The Isaac Waldman Jewish Public Library, Jan 9, 2011
- Lunch Hour Series (ongoing - 1/week), this is a performance and workshop hour for students of South Lands Elementary School, Oct 2008 - 2011
- Pandora’s Collective at Word on the Street, featuring Twisted Poets Literary Salon with Bonnie Nish, Fran Bourassa, Daniela Elza, Warren Dean Fulton, David Shewell, Sept 2010
- Word Whips: Inspired by “Child Out of Time” Exhibitor: Janet Strayer, Presented by The Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery, Pandora’s Collective and The Isaac Waldman Jewish Public Library, Thursday, June 24, 2010
- Pandora’s Collective presents a ‘Poetry Picnic’ Fundraiser, Featured Readers: Sandy Shreve & Shannon Rayne, June 6th, 2010
- Word Whips: Alley Ways: The Hidden Places Uncovered, Exhibitors: Norm Chodirker and Jeanne Krabbendam, Presented by The Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery, Pandora’s Collective and The Isaac Waldman Jewish Public Library, Tuesday April 20th, 2010
- Guest Judge for the Little Flower Academy, Falling Into Words writing contest, Dec 2009
- Hosted a benefit for poet Marc Creamore, The Cottage Bistro, Vancouver, BC, Nov 25, 2009
- "Whip Up The Words", an evening of poetry and photography, brought to you by Cherie Smith Jewish Book Festival, Isaac Waldman Jewish Public Library, The Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery and Pandora's Collective, Nov 12, 2009
- Hosted CWILL BC's "Fall Book Harvest", The Vancouver Public Library, Oct 2009
- Hosted CWILL BC's "Spring Book Hatching", The Vancouver Public Library, 2009
- Hosted, an art and poetry collaboration event featuring Pandora's Collective poets, Word Whips Writing Series and the art of Assia Linkovsky. Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery, Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver, Feb 19, 2009
- Hosted Echoing Voices, an art and poetry collaboration presented by The Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery, the Cherie Smith JCC Jewish Book Festival of the Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver, Pandora’s Collective and the Vancouver Artists Collective, Nov 6 & 13, 2008
- Hosted CWILL BC's "Fall Book Harvest", The Vancouver Public Library, Oct 5, 2008
- Voices Vancouver (1/month), Feb 2008 - June 2008
- Hosted CWILL BC's "Spring Book Hatching", The Vancouver Public Library, June 14, 2008
- Organized poets for the South Delta Artists Guild's Poets and Painters Show, Tsawwassen Longhouse Gallery, Exihibit March 27 -April 27, 2008.
- Upstart Crow Reading Series, (1/month) Oct 2006 - Feb 2008.
- Participated in The World Poetry - Dorothy Livesay Tribute, Alliance for Arts and Culture, Oct 29, 2007
- Hosted "The Spring Book Hatching", sponsored jointly by CWILL BC, Blackberry Books, The Vancouver Public Library and Pandora’s Collective, VPL, June 9th 2007
- Hosted a reading and Q&A featuring Evelyn Lau for National Poetry Month, Vancouver BC, April 16, 2007
- Info table at The World Poetry Gala Celebration, Vancouver Public Library, Vancouver BC, Feb 23, 2007
- Co-hosted First Friday Coffee House (featuring music and poetry), Java Express, Vancouver BC, Feb 2, 2007
- Hosted Tuesday Assembly of Poets, Chapters, Robson Street, Sept 2006 - Nov 2006
- Hosted a tribute to the late Shulamit Joffre, First Tuesday Assembly of Poets, Chapters, Robson Street, Aug 1, 2006
- Guest hosts for First Tuesday Assembly of Poets, Chapters, Robson Street, June 6, 2006
- Info table at the Vancouver Public Library's Community Day, May 6, 2006
- Guest hosts for First Tuesday Assembly of Poets, Chapters, Robson Street, May 2, 2006
- Collection of 825 boxes of books for Zimbabwe @ The Vancouver Public Library March 23, 2006
- Guest speakers @ Urban Writers, Vancouver BC, January 8, 2006
- Collection of books for Zimbabwe @ The Cottage Bistro Open Mic, brought to you by Trevor Spilchen, December, 2005
- Guest hosts for First Tuesday Assembly of Poets, Chapters, Robson Street, October 4, 2005
- Word on the Street, Poet's Corner Hosts, 1pm-2pm, Sept 25, 2005
- Pandora's Collective Roving Poetry Troupe, as a part of Art Days at VanDusen Botanical Garden, August 26, 2005
- Info table at The West Coast Poetry Festival, July 8-10, 2005
- Guest Editors for Quills Canadian Poetry Magazine, Summer Issue 2005
- Guest hosts for First Tuesday Assembly of Poets, Chapters, Robson Street, June 7, 2005
- Collection of books for Zimbabwe @ Hands Across the Border, brought to you by Talonbooks, FC2, House of Anansi Press and the RAW Exchange Reading Series, March 30, 2005
- Info table at the Vancouver Poetry Slam Finals, Vancouver Heritage Hall, May 23, 2005
- Under the Elephant open mic, every 2nd Tuesday of the month (every 4th Tuesday hosted by James Mullin), at Tigers restaurant, Granville ( between West 5th & 6th Ave), 2003 - 2004
- Studio 330, as a part of the east side culture crawl, Nov. 19th, 20th & 21st, 2004
- Info table at the Surrey International Writers Conference Oct 22-24, 2004
- Word on the Street, Poet's Corner Hosts, 1pm-2pm, Sept 26, 2004
- The Poet's Corner at the Roundhouse Community Centre, August 7, 2004
- Pandora's Collective Poetry Troop as a part of Parker Presents, April 30 - May 2, 2004
- Interviewed Josh Byer for Bolts of Fiction, March 15, 2004
- Pandora's Collective Writers’ Scholarship Fundraiser at the Coppertank Bar and Grill, West Broadway, Vancouver BC, November 6, 2003
- Pandora’s Collective info table @ Surrey International Writers Conference, Oct 16 – 19, 2003
- Zap Kids, open mic and forum, Vancouver BC, June 14 - September 13, 2003
- The Poetry Corner at the Roundhouse Community Centre, August 9, 2003

POETRY WORKSHOPS:
- Mask Making Expressive Arts Workshop presented by Pandora's Collective. Sunday, February 12, 2017.
- Pandora’s Collective and Isaac Waldman Jewish Public Library Present, Identity Collage: Places of Origin /Places of Residency Workshop, Sunday, Feb 5, 2017
- The Heights We Climb, A Workshop, Reading and Open Mic, Hasting Branch Library, Vancouver, Sept 27, 2016
- Pandora's Collective presents Workshop: A Walk Through Grief workshop. Aug 7, 2016
- Hastings Branch Library and Pandora’s Collective Present Identity Collage: Places of Origin /Places of Residency A Workshop, Reading and Open Mic. July 12, 2016
- Pandora's Collective Presents Odes to Food: An Interactive Writing Workshop on the Theme of Food! Facilitated by Jami Macarty, July 9, 2016
- Pandora’s Collective and Hastings Branch Library Present Found Poetry and Other Things. A Workshop, Reading and Open Mic. May 10, 2016
- Pandora's Collective and South Hill Library present Dragons and Other Night Time Imaginings. A workshop, reading and open mic. May 3, 2016
- Pandora's Collective and Hastings Library Present Love Poetry: The good, the bad and the unexpected - Workshop and Reading, Feb 3rd, 2016
- Pandora’s Collective present A Poetry Workshop at Starbucks, Aug 16, 2015
- Found Poetry Writing Workshop, South Hill Library, Vancouver, June 20, 2015
Pandora's Collective and Starbucks present a special evening: Writing About Place, Vancouver BC, May 31, 2015
- National Poetry Month - Workshops and Readings, Presented by the Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery in collaboration with Pandora’s Collective and the Isaac Waldman Jewish Public Library, April 27th, 29th & 30th.
- Fall into Writing, Three workshops by Steve Duncan and Bonnie Nish presented by the Vancouver Public Library and Pandora's Collective, Oct 2, 11, 13, 2012
- Summer Dream Literary Arts Festival Workshops, Aug 25, 2012
- Confederation Park Elementary School poetry workshop, June 2012
- Summer Dream Literary Arts Festival Workshops, Aug 13, 2011
- Summer Dream Literary Arts Festival Workshops, Aug 24, 2010
- Keep the Pen Moving Releasing Words A Three Week Workshop facilitated by Warren Dean Fulton, Bonnie Nish, June 2010
- Keep the Pen Moving Releasing Words A Three Week Workshop facilitated by Warren Dean Fulton, Bonnie Nish, May 2010
- Editing Checklists: Re-rereading the Poem facilitated by Warren Dean Fulton, Shannon Rayne, May 2010
- Envisioning The Revision: editing the poem for publication workshop facilitated by Warren Dean Fulton, Shannon Rayne, May 2010
- From Page to Stage: A Three Week Workshop facilitated by Warren Dean Fulton, Bonnie Nish, April 2010
- Soulful Expressions-Vancouver Artists Collective Workshop: Path to Poetry with Bonnie Nish, February 28 2010
- Poetry Chapbook Making Workshop with Warren Dean Fulton, February 21, 2010
- Summer Dream Literary Arts Festival Workshops, Aug 29, 2009
 - (ongoing weekly) Eric Hamber High School, after school workshops, Oct 07, 2008 - present
- (ongoing 1/month) Pacifica Treatment Centre, April 25, 2004 - present
- Free Verse in August: A Poetry Class instructed by Jen Currin, Four Wednesdays, August 6-27, 2008
- (5 workshops) The Vancouver Public Library's Summer Book Camp, Aug 11-15, 2008
- Covenant House, youth/adult workshops, Oct 11, 2007 - May 2008
- Southlands Elementary School, Vancouver BC, April 22, 2008
- Young Writers Festival, Roundhouse Community Centre, Vancouver BC, April 8, 2008
- Eric Hamber High School, noon hour workshops, (2/month) Jan 17, 2008- Feb 2008
- Sir Charles Tupper High School, noon hour workshops, (2/month) Oct 25, 2007- Feb 2008
- Vancouver Technical School, Vancouver BC, Feb 26, 2008
- Thunderbird Elementary School, Vancouver BC, Feb 21, 2008
- Henderson Annex Elementary School, Vancouver BC, Feb 7, 2008
- Power Program, youth workshop, New Westminster BC, Dec 5, 2007
- (5 workshops) The Vancouver Public Library's Summer Book Camp, July 9 - 13, 2007
- Southlands Elementary School, Vancouver BC, June 2007
- Power Program, youth workshop, New Westminster BC, May 30, 2007
- Guest instructors, Prompting the Muse with Ruth Kozak, Kitsilano Highschool, Vancouver BC, May 16, 2007
- Cloverdale Library (for teens), Surrey BC,March 17, 2007
- Guildford Library (for teens), Surrey BC, March 3, 2007
- Fleetwood Library (for teens), Surrey BC, Feb 24, 2007
- Guest instructors, Prompting the Muse with Ruth Kozak, Kitsilano Highschool, Vancouver BC, Nov 22, 2006
- Total Education, Grade 11/12 alternative program, Oct 25, 2006
- (5 workshops) The Vancouver Public Library's Summer Book Camp, August 14 – 18, 2006
- YWCA (youth), July 10 & 17, 2006
- Aurora Centre, (1/mouth) adult workshops, June 5, 2004 - 2006
- Frontier College, Vancouver BC, June 16, 2006
- Connections (for teens), The Vancouver Public Library, May 28, 2006
- "Wonder of Words", Hastings School, Vancouver BC, April 20, 2006
- City-Center Poets, The Gathering Place, twice a month, Oct 4, 2005 - April 18, 2006
- Argyle Secondary School, Grade 12 Writers Retreat @ Bowen Lodge by the Sea, April 11, 2006
- (2 workshops) Vancouver Technical Secondary School, March 3, 2006
- Covenant House, youth/adult workshops (on-going 2/month), April 4, 2004 - 2006
- (2 workshops) Port Guichon Elementary School, Ladner, BC, Jan 31, 2006
- (10 workshops) The Vancouver Public Library's Summer Book Camp, August 15 – 19, 2005
- YWCA (youth), July 12 & 29, 2005
- The West Coast Poetry Festival, July 9, 2005
- Teen's Poetry Workshop, Ocean Park Library, Surrey BC, July 5, 2005
- The Fleetwood Library (all ages), Surrey BC, April 27, 2005
- Port Moody Arts Centre, The Path to Poetry (adults), Feb. 6, 2005
- Kitsilano Library, The Path to Poetry (adults), September 21, 2004
- (10 workshops) Vancouver Public Library's Summer Book Camp, August 9 – 13, 2004
- Surrey Public Library, teen's workshop, July 9, 2004
- Mount Pleasant Library/Kingsgate Mall, children's workshop, July 15, 2004
- Vancouver adult workshop, June 5, 2004
- Carnarvon Community School, Vancouver BC, May 25, 2004
- SOS Children's Village/YMCA, Vancouver BC, May 22, 2004
- Canadian Childrens Book Centre, Burnaby BC, April 25, 2004
- West Vancouver Public Library (adults), April 24, 2004
- Mount Pleasant Elementary School, Vancouver BC, April 20, 2004
- (5 workshops) Strathcona School, Vancouver BC, April 6, 2004
- "Wonder of Words", Hastings School, Vancouver BC, April 1, 2004
- (2 workshops) Eric Hamber Secondary School, Vancouver BC, March 26, 2004
- Kitsilano Library, The Path to Poetry (adults), March 4, 2004
- YWCA, Healthy Lifestyles Girl (youth), February 22, 2004
- Covenant House, adult workshop, December 17, 2003
- Carnarvon Community School, Vancouver BC, May 2 & September 26, 2003
- West Vancouver Public Library (adults), October 16th, 2003
- Richmond Public Library (teens), August 24, 2003
- (10 workshops) Vancouver Public Library's Summer Book Camp, August 18th – 27, 2003
- YWCA’s Summer Camp (youth), July 28, 2003
- False Creek Public School, Vancouver BC, May 20 & June 10, 2003
- MB Stanford Elementary School, Surrey BC, April 17, 2003
- Colebrook Elementary School, Surrey BC, April 17, 2003
- Princess Margaret Secondary School, February 25, 2003 Surrey, BC

THE SUMMER DREAMS LITERARY ARTS FESTIVAL: 
Multiple Venues: August 23rd & 24th, 2013
- Multiple Venues: Aug 24th - 25th, 2012
- Multiple Venues: Aug 7 -13, 2011
- Multiple Venues: Aug 13 -24, 2010
- Multiple Venues: Aug 19 -29, 2009
- Lumberman’s Arch in Stanley Park, July 26, 2008
- Lumberman’s Arch in Stanley Park, July 21, 2007
- UBC Robson Square, Vancouver BC, July 22, 2006
-  UBC Robson Square, Vancouver BC, July 23, 2005
- Georgia Street Square, Vancouver BC, July 24, 2004

READINGS:
Pandora’s Collective and Britannia Library Present
- Pandora’s Collective  featured at The Spring Equinox Coffee House, The Al Mattison Lounge, Britannia Community Centre, March 20, 2016
- Pandora’s Collective and Britannia Library Present Poetic Pairings 4, Feb 9, 2016
Pandora's Collective and Hastings Library Present Love Poetry: The good, the bad and the unexpected - Workshop and Reading, Feb 3rd, 2016
- Pandora’s Collective present Words On Water, Lonsdale Quay Public Market, July 29, 2015
-Pandora's Collective and CV2 Present, A Night of 48 Hour Poems, Vancouver, June 24, 2015
Celebration of National Poetry Month! Reading presented by Pandora’s Collective and the South Hill library, Vancouver BC, April 28, 2015.
- Poetry Around the World, Renfrew Public Library, Vancouver BC, April 14, 2012
- Pandora’s Collective Workshop Readings, Saturday April 24, 2010
- Pandora’s Collective at Poetry Around the World, Renfrew Public Library, April 14th, 2011
- Poetic Justice, Feb 2011
- Spoken INK, the Burnaby Writers’ Society's public reading series, Feb 16, 2010
- World Poetry Reading Series, Vancouver BC, April 27, 2009
- Poetry Around the World, Chapters Metrotown Location, April 16, 2009
- Tempestuous Words and Lush Images art and poetry show, Vancouver BC, Feb 1, 2009
- Tanglewood Tales, Vancouver BC, Jan 19, 2009
- Other World, Victoria Drive Community Hall, Nov 14, 2008
- The Summer Dream Literary Arts Festival, July 26, 2008
- Revision Reading Series, Vancouver, BC, May 21, 2007
- Telling Tales, Bowen Island, Nov 1, 2007
- Word on the Street, Sept 30, 2007
- Blue Moon Reading Series, Clearbrooke Library, Abbotsford BC, May 8, 2007
- Pandora's Collective feature for National Poetry Month, Poetry Around the World, Indigo Books, West Vancouver BC, April 11, 2007
- An Artist Tribute to the Quiltors of Gee's Bend for Black History Month, Britannia Library, Vancouver BC, Feb 27, 2007
- The World Poetry Gala Celebration, Vancouver Public Library, Vancouver BC, Feb 23, 2007
- First Friday Coffee House, Java Express, Vancouver BC, Feb 2, 2007
- Total Education, Grade 11/12 alternative program, Oct 25, 2006
- Artstarts, Vancouver, Oct 25, 2006
- International Library Day, Leo Marshall Curriculum Centre, North Vancouver, Oct 23, 2006
- Poetry Around the World, Indigo Books, North Vancouver, Sept 13, 2006
- The Summer Dream Reading Festival, July 22, 2006
- Blue Moon Reading Series, Abbotsford BC, Jully 11, 2006
- Vancouver Peace Forum, Vancouver BC, June 27, 2006
- First Tuesday Assembly of Poets, Chapters, Robson Street, Vancouver BC, March 7, 2006
- VanDusen Botanical Garden, Vancouver BC, August 26, 2005
- The Summer Dream Reading Festival, July 23, 2005
- Battered Souls, The William Davis Centre, Vancouver BC, April 16, 2005
- First Tuesday Assembly of Poets, Chapters, Robson Street, Vancouver BC, April 5, 2005
- Under the Elephant, Vancouver BC, 2004
- World Poetry Reading Series, Vancouver BC, December 13, 2004
- The Poet's Corner at the Roundhouse Community Centre, Aug 7, 2004
- The Summer Dream Reading Festival, July 24, 2004
- City Fest/The World Poetry Reading Series, Vancouver, BC, June 13, 2004
- Pandora's Collective Poetry Troop as a part of Parker Presents, April 30 - May 2, 2004
- North Shore Writers Festival, West Vancouver Library, April 24, 2004
- Poets Nuit, Vancouver BC, February 18 & April 21, 2004
- Final Fridays, Vancouver BC, March 26, 2004
- Thundering Word Heard, Vancouver BC, March 21, 2004
- Literatura, Vancouver BC, Jan 18, 2004
- Word on the Street, Sept 28, 2003
- The Poet's Corner at the Roundhouse Community Centre, August 9, 2003
- First Tuesday Assembly of Poets, Chapters, Robson St. location, Vancouver BC, August 5, 2003
- World Poetry Reading Series, Vancouver BC, July 14, 2003
- Spoken Revelation, Vancouver BC, 2003

GLOBAL OUTREACH:
- Franklin Elementary raised $134.00 for our Lonnie Backpack Drive which provides backpacks and financial aid to children in Zimbabwe in collaboration with Connie Linder of Insight Creative Communications, Doug Ante of Rotary International. Oct 6, 2008
- Southlands Elementary School raised $309 for our Loonie Backpack Drive. This money will help Doug Ante of Rotary International to provide school supplies (for an entire year) for the orphaned children that he works with in Zimbabwe. June, 2008
- Ilana Sigal, our teen poetry contest winner has donated her winnings of $105 to the Pandora's Loonie Backpack Drive. Connie Linder of Insight Creative Communications has matched the funds. This will send an orphaned child to school for a 1 year in Zimbabwe. Oct, 2007
- Army & Navy donated 11 backpacks and Southlands Elementary School donanted $202.25 to our Loonie Backpack Drive. Through the care of Connie Linder of Insight Creative Communications and Doug Ante of Rotary International this money was used to purchase notebooks for the children already in the school in the community where Doug is situated in Zimbabwe.
- Thanks to our volunteers Pandora's Collective was able to collect, package and ship an estimated 33,000 books to Zimbabwe in collaboration with Connie Linder of Insight Creative Communications, Doug Ante of Rotary International and The Vancouver Public Library, March 23, 2006.
- An estimated 500 books were collected for Zimbabwe during the following two events - 1) Hands Across the Border, brought to you by Talonbooks, FC2, House of Anansi Press and the RAW Exchange Reading Series March 30, 2005 and 2) The Cottage Bistro Open Mic, brought to you by Trevor Spilchen, December 2005.

SOIREES AND RETREATS:

- Soirée, June 18, Vancouver BC, 2011

- Soirée, June 19,  Vancouver BC, 2010
- Soirée, Dec 5, Vancouver BC, 2009
- Soirée, Aug 29, Vancouver BC, 2009
- Soirée, June 21, Vancouver BC, 2008
- Soirée, May 18, Vancouver BC, 2007
- Soirée, Dec 31, Vancouver BC, 2007
- Christmas Caroling, Dec 21, Vancouver BC, 2007
- Soirée, Nov 30, Vancouver BC, 2007
- Soirée, March 24, Vancouver BC, 2007
- Soirée, Sept 1, Vancouver BC, 2006
- Soirée, June 17, Vancouver BC, 2006
- Soirée, March 18, Vancouver BC, 2006
- Soirée, February 15, Vancouver BC, 2006
- Soirée, December 31, Vancouver BC, 2005
- Soirée, October 17, Vancouver BC, 2005
- Soirée, September 3, Vancouver BC, 2005
- Soirée, May 21, Vancouver BC, 2005
- Pandora's Collective Writers Retreat, Sechelt BC, April 9-10, 2005
- Soirée, December 31, Vancouver BC, 2004

CONTESTS:
- Hibernating with Words Poetry Contest ~ 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
- Kisses and Popsicles Spring Poetry Contest ~ 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
- Summer Dream Poetry Contest ~ 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003
- Words on Robson Poetry Contest ~ 2006, 2005

SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS: 
- Chelsea Comeau 2015
- Oliver Li, 2011
- Hannah Scott, 2010
- Kendra Pacilla, 2009
- Julian Legere, 2008
- Annick Lavoie, 2007
- Emily Fitch, 2006
- Nicholas Loewen and Allan Drabble, 2005
- Claire C. Lawton and Connor McNamee, 2004

MEMBERSHIPS:
- The Federation of BC Writers, April 11, 2006
- Kitsilano Writers Group, now Word Whips Writing Series
- World Poetry Reading Series
- Artstarts in Schools
- Vancouver Poetry House

NEWSPAPER & WEB FEATURES: 
- "Bonnie Nish, Pandora’s Collective: Poetry is a way into language" by On-Purpose.ca, Nov 18, 2016 
- "Pandora’s Collective group promotes creative self expression through poetry" Reported by Michele Paulse, Oct 19, 2016: 
- Vancouver Blog: “Peerings & Hearings” in Drunken Boat mentions Pandora's Collective, June 2016
- Truman Fulton-McLean, who happens to be Warren Dean Fulton’s son, was interviewed by the Province, 2010
- Steve Duncan interviews Bonnie Nish, 2010
- The Province, "Open mics for open minds. Musicians to poets - you never know what you're gonna get." by Han's Ongansoy, Feb 7, 2010
- Jewish Independent, "A spoken word night" by David J Litvak, Nov 6, 2009
- Megaphone Magazine, "Literary Libation, Summer Dream Literary Arts Fest brings community together", by Kevin Hollet.
- Commercial Drive Live, Steve Duncan interviews Bonnie Nish and Rhonda Milne regarding the 6th annual Summer Dream Literary Arts Festival, Aug 2009
- Jewish Independent, "Moved to poetry by artwork" by Eric O'Donnell, Feb 20, 2009
- Jewish Independent, "Moved to Write Poetry" by Olga Livshin, Nov 21, 2008
- South Delta Leader, "Painting meets Poetry" by reporter Kristie Thiessen, March 28, 2008
- The Voice, "Writers Whip Up Words" by Saffron Hystad, Feb 28, 2008
- Strange Places, "Promoting the Arts That Inspire the Worls to Take Notice of Itself" by Daniela Elza, July 2007
- Tricity News, "Poets Gather for Blue Moon Reading Series" by Shelley haggard, 2007
- The Province, "The E-List, Great things to do today with Renee Doruyter", April 16, 2007
- Commercial Drive Live, "Literary: Acclaimed Lau Hits Twisted Poet Stage" by S.R. Duncan, April 5, 2007
- The Vancouver Courier, "Monthly gathering helps whip words into shape" by Emily Kendy, August 3, 2005
- The Georgia Straight, "Choice of the Week" by John Burns, July 21, 2005
- The Burnaby Now, "Poetry workshop at the cafe", April 13, 2005
- The Federation Vox, November 2004
- The Federation Vox, "First Annual Summer Dream Reading Festival", August 2004
- The WestEnder, "Lyle got his wires crossed in column", August 12, 2004
- The Vancouver Courier, "Word Up", August 5, 2004
- The WestEnder, "Stoners and serious converge at lit fest", July 29, 2004
- The WestEnder, "A collective breath of fresh air on Robson", March 3, 2004
- The Vancouver Sun, - "Program bolsters school-age literary talent", June 28, 2003
- The Vancouver Courier, "Open mic on the Drive", 2003

RADIO & TELEVISION FEATURES:
- Arts Rational with host Jay Hamburger, Co-op Radio 102.7 fm, Feb 25, 2010
- The World Poetry Radio Show, 102.7fm, Nov 2009
- Wake Up with COOP Radio, 102.7fm, Feb 2008
- Waxed Poetics, spoken word radio show, Jan 2008
- Arts Express, UBC Campus Radio, 101.9fm, Dec 4, 2007
- The World Poetry Radio Show, 102.7fm, Nov 6, 2007
- Waxed Poetics, spoken word radio show, 102.7fm, July 20, Dec 7 & Dec 28, 2005
- The Storytelling Show, 102.7fm, Dec 12, 2004
- The World Poetry Radio Show, 102.7fm, August 17, 2004
- The Bee Hive radio show, July 29 & Nov 4, 2003 & March 30, 2004
- The Pitch, Urban Rush, May 13, 2004
- Waxed Poetics, spoken word radio show, 102.7fm, May 14 & Dec 3, 2003
- The World Poetry Radio Show, 102.7fm, March 11 & April 8, 2003

PUBLICATIONS & AWARDS:
- Griffin Award for contributions to Canadian society through the craft of writing, Surrey International Writers’ Conference, Oct 24, 2008.
- Group Recognition Award, for community service, from the World Poetry Reading Series and Radio Show, Vancouver BC, Feb, 11, 2005
- Pandora's Collective Poetry: "Jazz is the Heart of a Young Man" ~ Sita Carboni, “the piano poem” ~ Heather Neale, “Transformation” ~ Bonnie Nish, Vancouver Jazz Forum, gallery page, Oct 2003 – present
- Certificate of Appreciation from the World Poetry Reading Series and Radio Show, Vancouver BC, July 14, 200




How we started:


Pandora’s Collective grew out of a love of writing. It began in June 2002, with a suggestion by Sita Carboni to Bonnie Nish to begin a weekly writing group (The Kitsilano Writers). Bonnie offered her kitchen table and Sita offered to bring friends. They met once a week and became so inspired that three members; Bonnie Nish, Sita Carboni and Heather Neale, began facilitating poetry workshops in schools and libraries. Pandora’s Collective was born.

While the group developed and changed, two constants remained; founders Bonnie Nish and Sita Carboni. In 2003 it was time for them to evaluate. What should come next for Pandora's Collective? The conclusion - Pandora's Collective became a non-profit society on January 21, 2004.

Pandora's Collective is now a Registered Charity (as of March 9, 2006) with many  administrators, board members, hosts, workshop instructors, community members and volunteers. The Kitsilano Writers Group has metamorphosed into Word Whips Writing Series and various other gatherings including writers' soirees and local retreats. Pandora's Collective continues to fulfill it's original constitution. For details visit the About Us page.