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Literary Events

Pandora's Collective presently hosts six literary events each month with additional events held on misc dates...

Twisted Poets Literary Salon: 2nd Wednesday and 4th Thursday of every month 
Book Talks - Book Club: 4th Wed of every month
Word Whips Writing Series: 3rd Tuesday of every month
Word Whips at the JCC - Misc dates.
North Vancouver:
Word Whips North Shore Edition: 4th Tues of each month
White Rock:
Word Whips By The Water: 1st Wed of each month

Vancouver Events: 

3rd Tuesday of every month
Pandora's Collective Presents
Take the challenge. We provide the writing prompts and the opportunity for sharing. 
10 -15 minutes to write to each prompt. See what you can whip up. (3rd Tuesday of each month except December)
Hosts: Bonnie Nish and Sita Carboni
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Location: Britannia Library, Gallery Room,
1661 Napier Street, Vancouver, BC
Contact: blnish@pandorascollective.com

2nd Wednesday and 4th Thursday of every month

Location: Cottage Bistro, 4468 Main St, Vancouver, BC
Time: 7:00 - 9:30 pm
Open Mic sign up at 7 pm. Readings begin at 7:30
Upcoming Features:
May 11: Kerry Gilbert & Maurice Mierau
May 26: RC Weslowski & Jillian Christmas
June 8th: Linda King & Cat Mac
June 23rd: Joan Haggerty & Timothy Shay
July 13: Jeff Steudel & Ian Ferrier & Al Mader
July 28: Brandon Pitts & Juliane Okot Bitek
Supported by the Writers Union of Canada and The League of Canadian Poets.

4th Wednesday of every month


Presented by Pandora’s Collective and Britannia Branch

Bring your favourite passages, points of interest, and share your reading experiences with us. Admission is free. Registration not required. Each person is responsible for either borrowing or buying their own copy to read. (4th Wednesday of each month except December) 

Upcoming Dates: 
May 25th: The Book Of Forgiving by Desmond Tutu & Mpho Tutu 
“Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize winner, Chair of The Elders, and Chair of South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, along with his daughter, the Reverend Mpho Tutu, offer a manual on the art of forgiveness—helping us to realize that we are all capable of healing and transformation....The Book of Forgiving is both a touchstone and a tool, offering Tutu's wise advice and showing the way to experience forgiveness.” ~ harpercollins.ca
June 22nd: Medicine Walk By Richard Wagamese
July 27th: Under An Afghan Sky: A Memoir Of Captivity By Mellisa Fung
Aug 24th: Book Recommendation Night
Sept 28th: This Changes Everything: Capitalism Vs. the Climate By Naomi Klein
Oct 26th: The Unbearable Lightness of Being By Milan Kundera
Nov 23rd: Ru by Kim Thúy
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Location: Britannia Library, Gallery Room, 1661 Napier Street, Vancouver, BC 
Hosts: Mary Duffy and Sita Carboni
Contact: booktalks@pandorascollective.com

Tuesday, June 14th 2015
Pandora’s Collective and Britannia Library Present
Poetic Pairings 5

6:30–8:30 p.m.
Britannia Library, Galllery Room, 1661 Napier St. Free!
Join us for delightful pairings of poetic voices. Voices become differently engaged when set against another writer’s work. Listen as couplets bounce words off one another, relate their stories and rejoice in the collaboration of expression. Question period to follow.
Host: Jami Macarty
J. D. Morden, Lara Varesi
Leanne Boschman, Warren Dean Fulton
Eva Waldauf, Candice James
Mary Duffy Jennifer Zilm
Chelsea Comeau, Eloise Carbone
Location: Britannia Library, Gallery Room, 1661 Napier Street, Vancouver, BC 

Thursday June 16th
Word Whips in the Gallery
To accompany “Berlin Identities” by Ira Hoffecker
7:00-9:00pm Free admission
Jewish Community Center, Zack Gallery
950 41st Ave W, Vancouver
Music: Kempton Dexter
Poets: Mariner Janes, Deborah L. Kelly, Kevin Spenst, Timothy Shay, Suzy Malcolm
Host: Bonnie Nish
There will be an open mic time when members of the audience will be given an opportunity to write and then read poems they have written that relate to the exhibition.
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
Berlin Identities 
An exhibition by Ira Hoffecker

Opening reception Th Jun 2, 7:00-9:00pm
Artist in attendance | Free admission 
Exhibit continues to Jul 3, 2016
Artist Statement: 
My paintings are informed by the different identities cities take on over a period of time. I am interested in how different societies transform and change city spaces over the course of the centuries. My work examines the relationships between people and cities by responding to constant change, reconstruction and restoration in the urban landscape.Decay, erasure, covering, revealing and rebuilding take place at the same time and are part of my painting practice. I see my process of covering as a metaphor of forgetting and suppressing the past. The process of revealing and sanding the surface down alludes to a process of remembering.

North Shore Events: 

4th Tuesday of every month

Pandora's Collective Presents


A warm environment, writing prompts and the opportunity for sharing. Great for beginners or seasoned writers. Get past the inner critic by writing ten to fifteen minutes on each prompt. See what you can whip up. 

Host: Fran Bourassa

Time: 6:30 to 8:30pm

Location: The Silk Purse Arts Centre

1570 Argyle Avenue, West Vancouver, BC, V7V 1A1

Contact: Fran at fbourassa@hotmail.com


White Rock Events:

1st Wednesday of every month

Pandora's Collective Presents
We provide writing prompts and encourage people to take the challenge. Emphasis is on exercising the right brain in a safe environment – sharing is optional.
Host: Karen Shaw,  Taslim Jaffer 
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 pm 
Location: White Rock Library on Buena Vista Avenue.
15342 Buena Vista Ave, White Rock, BC V4B 1Y6


Pandora’s Collective hosts gatherings for writers such as reading, workshops, soirees, retreats, fundraisers, etc.

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