2011 Summer Dreams Literary Arts Festival

2011 Festival Dates:
(Schedule below and at

Sunday August 7th, 2011 (7:00 pm - 
9:00 pm)
Summer Dreams: A Child’s Vision
Location: Cafe Deux Soleils, 2096 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC V5N 4B2

Friday August 12, 2011 (Doors open at 7pm Event starts at 7:30 pm)
Summer Dreams: A Night of Honour
Location: CBC Studio 700, 700 Hamilton Street, Vancouver BC

Saturday August 13th, 2011 (11:00 am - 8:00 pm)
Summer Dreams Literary Arts Festival
Location: Lumberman’s Arch, Stanley Park, Vancouver BC

2011 Festival Details:

Sunday August 7th, 2011 7 pm - 9 pm
Summer Dreams: A Child’s Vision
Join us in an evening of art and poetry when the winner’s of our Summer Dreams; A Child’s Vision are unveiled at Cafe Deux Soleils. This month long exhibit of children’s artwork and poetry will showcase the winners of our Summer Dreams: A Child’s Vision Art and Poetry Contest. Both winners of the poetry and artwork will be present to receive their rewards, talk about their work and give readings. We will have cake for all in attendance. The evening will be opened with a talk by author kc dyer. 
Host: Bonnie Nish
Cafe Deux Soleils  
2096 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC V5N 4B2
The Winners Are Artwork:

From Southlands Elementary School Mrs. Rose’s/Mrs. Fokama Class

1st Place: Jong Hui
2nd Place:Lilian
3rd Place:Isami
3rd Place: George
Honourable Mention: Rain 
Honourable Mention: Francis
Honourable Mention: Cadence 
Honourable Mention: Nicole

From Southlands Elementary School Ms. Zucko’s/Mrs. Fokama Class

1st Place: Marvin
1st Place: Sophie
2nd Place: Changmin
3rd Place: Caroline
Hounourable Mention: Thomas
Hounourable Mention: Andy
Hounourable Mention: Ray
Hounourable Mention: Paula

From Tyee Elementary School Grade 4:
1st Place: Willow
2nd: Place: John
2nd Place: Taigan
3rd Place: Aniken
Hounourable Mention: Emily
Hounourable Mention: Zoe
Hounourable Mention: Olivia
Hounourable Mention: Sahali

The Winners Are Poetry From all Schools:

1st Place: Paula
2nd Place: Yuna
3r Place: Azlen
4th Place: Alexis
Honourable Mention: Olivia F.

Two Awards of Distinction for Artwork:

Sally Poon 15
Janine Sakai 18 

Our Sponsor for this event is Tradewind Books.

Friday August 12, 2011 Doors open at 7pm
Summer Dreams: A Night of Honour 
Host: Dennis E. Bolen
Music: Amanda Hartley will fill the evening with her enchanting harp. 
Silent Auction.
Location: CBC Studio 700, 700 Hamilton Street, Vancouver BC

On the eve of the Summer Dreams fest join us at the CBC Studio 700 to celebrate those in the writing community who deserve to be honoured. 

There will be three awards of merit for persons or organizations that support the writing community. 

Pandora’s Collective Organizer /Promoter *This is an individual who has put themselves forward to help organize literary events, whether they are on-going or special events. Someone who has over the last year helped give space to many writers whether they are new or established.
2011 Organizer/Promoter Award goes to Sean Cranbury
Pandora’s Collective BC Writer Mentor *This award goes to an individual who has taken the time to help foster other writers, giving them feedback and support over and above what may be expected.
2011 BC Writer Mentor Award goes to  Betsy Warland 

Pandora’s Collective Publishers  Award *This award goes to those publishers who keep getting the word out, your words. Where would we be without the publishers.
2011 Publishers Award goes to Mother Tongue Publishing.

The evening will continue with Pandora's Collective commitment to highlighting community involvement to the public with four special awards. One award will go to recognize an individual who Pandora’s Collective feels has excelled in their support of writers within our community. 
This years Citizenship Award goes to RC WESLOWSKI (Randy Jacobs).

We will then go on to give an award to a magazine publisher who continues to support novice and established writers alike. 
This year will are pleased to announce the recipient of this award is Poetry is Dead.

The Pandora's Collective Distinctive Body of Work Award: is awarded annually in recognition of an author's literary achievements. This award is in recognition of his or her distinguished contribution to the literary community through their work and their example. The first recipient of this award presented by Pandora's Collective was Susan Musgrave in 2010. 
The recipient for 2011 is George Bowering.
Awards by Judith Atkinson

Saturday August 13th, 2011
Summer Dreams Literary Arts Festival
Lumberman’s Arch, Stanley Park (11:45 - 8 pm)
The main event incorporates literary groups, including multi-cultural readings in various languages, dancers, an original theatrical performance, musical performances, panel discussions, open mics and a children’s area with puppet shows, music, story tellers, face painting and craft tables. There will be readings from participants of the Vancouver Public Library’s Summer Book Camp. Information tables showcasing community groups and resources such as the The Federation of BC Writers and The Story Tellers Association are made available.  George Bowering will open the festival’s Main Stage while Russell Thornton will open the Granville stage. The day will be wrapped up with a performance by C.R. Avery. Workshops will be run onsite throughout the day and are free to the public. Spaces are limited so be sure to sign up early. 

Lumberman’s Arch in Stanley Park provides a welcoming location for an outdoor arts festival with ample room to comfortably bring your family, friends and picnic for an entire day of entertainment

MAIN STAGE: (at Lumberman's Arch in Stanley Park)
11:45-12:00 Announcements and Welcome 
12:00-12: 30 ♫♫ ♫♫ Band: Wailing Wayne 
12:30-1:00 Feature: George Bowering Reading 
1:00 -1:15 Poetry Readings: Burnaby Writers' Society/Inkspot, Readers: Kersti Cull, Peter Hansen and James Lewis.
1:15 – 1:30 Poetry Readings: Poetry Planet, Readers: Lisa Naiberg and Ibrahim Honjo.
1:30 – 1:45 
 Story Telling: Vancouver Story Slam, Story Teller: Bryant Ross
1:45-2:00 Poetry Readings: Christianne’s Lyceum; 
Laura Farina,
 Dr. Christianne Hayward,
 Elizabeth Hann
2:00- 2:15 Announcements
2:15 – 2:30 Feature Performer: Al Mader
2:30 – 2:45 Story Telling: Canadian Authors Association, Reader: 
Ben Nuttall-Smith
2:45 – 3:00 Poetry Readings:  Hogan’s Alley Open Poetry Reading Series, Reader: Timothy Shay
3:00 – 3:15 Poetry Readings: W2 Real Vancouver Writers Series, Readers: Cynara Geissler and Warren Dean Fulton
3:15 – 3:30 
Poetry Readings: Cris Costa
3:30 – 3:45 
Poetry Slam: Vancouver Poetry Slam; Chris Gilpin
3:45 – 4:00 Announcements 
4:00 – 4:30 ♫♫ ♫♫ Band The Creaking Planks 
4:30 – 4:45 Poetry Readings: Poetry Around the World, Readers: 
Ashok Bhargava,
 Kyle Christensson, 
Lilija Valis, 
Lucia Monica Gorea,
4:45 – 5:00 Poetry Readings: Federation of BC Writers, Readers; 
Heidi Greco
and Elee Kraljii Gardiner.
5:00 – 5:15 Poetry Slam: Vancouver Poetry Slam Youth Team; Francis Arevalo and Mike Johnston
5:15 – 5:30 Special Award Presentation: Betsy Warland presented by Hal Wake
5:30 - 5:45 Poetry Readings:Poetic Justice, Readers: Candice James, 
Franci Louann and 
Jude Neale
5:45 – 6:00 
6:00 -6:15 Poetry Readings:  Word Whips, Readers: Fran Bourassa, Christy Hill and Kathy Koop
6:15 - 6:30 
Poetry Slam
: Central Slam; Reese McBeth, Vincent Gnitt, 
 Zaccheus Jackson and 
Modern Day Penguin 
6:30 - 6:45 Poetry Readings:  Twisted Poets, Readers; Pamela Bentley, Bonnie Nish and Eva Waldauf 
6:45 – 7:00 Feature Poet: Billeh Nickerson 
7:00 - 7:30 Jacques and Awe
Featuring Special Guest Kempton(Hi Rise)Dex
Jacques will be performing exceprts from some of his Best Fringe Shows inclusing A CLOSER WALK WITH JEAN CHRETIEN, and THE KENNY ROGERS EXPERIENCE....music, comedy and High stakes sillyness
7:30 - 800 ♫♫: C.R. Avery and Closing Statements 

 (at Lumberman's Arch in Stanley Park)

1:00 - 1:30 Welcome and Opening Reading: Vancouver Poet Russell Thornton
1:30 - 2:00 Panel Discussion: 
The Experimental, Tradional and Spoken Word What is the Future of Poetics?Moderator: Cris Costa Panelists: Christopher Levenson, Chris Gilpin and Timothy Shay 
2:00 – 2:15 Open Mic: sign up on site at Granville Stage
2:15 – 2:30 Feature Poet: Christopher Levenson
2:30 -2:45 Announcements
2:45 -3:15 Dancer and Poetry: Marni Norwich and Natalie Hobbs
3:15 -3:30 - Feature Poet: Jabez Churchill 
3:30 – 4:00 Panel Discussion: 
MUSIC & THE MUSE Panel-the Poetic Bard and the Minstrel. Moderator: Sean Cranbury. Panelists: Heather Haley, Catherine Owen, Leanne Averbach
4:00 – 4:15 Feature: Leanne Averbach
4:15 – 4:30 Announcements
4:30 – 4:45 Open Mic 
4:45- 5:00 Feature Poet: Bernice Lever
5:00- 5:30 Word Whips Panel Discussion: Collaboration; 
The Synergy of Two Hearts Beating as One: Moderator Daniela Elza: Panelists: Jabez Churchill, Warren Dean Fulton, Rob Taylor, Christine Leclerc
5:30- 5:45 Feature Author: Tariq Malik
5:45- 6: 00: Mother Tongue Publishers: Featured Readers: Daniela Elza, Diane Hayes and Onjana Yawnghwe 
6:00 -- 6:30 Game Show: Host Warren Dean Fulton 
6:30- 7:00 Feature Poet: Jamie Reid and closing of stage

 (at Lumberman's Arch in Stanley Park)
1:00 – 1:15 Announcements 
1:15 – 1:45 Opening Performer: ♫♫ and Story Telling Jacques Lalonde
Jacques and his amazing Dragons
Jacques will bring some of his favorite stories and songs about Dragons, magic and Wonder. Over 1 million Kids from 5 to 105 have been laughing and singing and dancing along to Jacques' whacky fun. HYe invites you to become one of them!

1:45 – 2:15 Feature Author: kc dyer 
2:15 – 2:45  Christianne's Lycenum’s readers: 
Dr. Christianne Hayward,
Sabrina Li, 
Juliana Jaspar, 
Jolie Leung, 
Malia Rose Larbi, 
Nathan Li, 
Cole Gladders 
2:45 – 3:15 ♫♫ and Story Telling : Max Tell
3:15 – 3:45 Announcements
3:45 – 4:00 Readings: Vancouver Public Library Book /Winners for festival
4:00 – 4:30  Feature Author: Tiffany Stone
4:30 – 5:00 Tradewind Books Authors: Karim Alrawi and Glen Huser
5:00 – 5:30 Children’s Performer: VPL Puppets on Parade Mary Duffy

To sign up for any of the following free workshops 

"Creative Writing For the Faint of Heart" with Fran Bourassa
12-1:30 pm  Limited Enrollment 12 participants

This workshop is great for all age groups and levels of writers. Free flow writing to prompts removes blocks and inhibitions and with everyone in the same boat, with the same time constraints , it quickly builds trust in groups. Getting stuff out, getting it down on paper and sharing with others- these things are life enhancing, life affirming.  Come try your hand at it!

FRAN BOURASSA is a poet/workshop facilitator and contributing writer to numerous anthologies. She was awarded a Scholarship to Banff Wired Writing Studio, twice a delegate for the BC Festival of the Arts, and a feature at many venues. She is the recent First Prize Winner of theVancouver International Writers Festival contest. She hosts Word Whips - the North Shore edition at Indigo Books in North Vancouver. Check out her blog at thewindingroad.posterous.com .

CHAPBOOK WORKSHOP with Warren Dean Fulton
Workshop: Chapbooks, Broadsides, & other poetry e
limited to 12 participants
(includes materials)
1:30- 3:00
All participants will be shown a variety of chapbook styles & techniques, be provided w/ information handouts, including a brief history of the chapbook, and some simply book making handouts, as well everyone will create their own simple chapbook. 
No previous experience necessary. 

Warren Dean Fulton is pooka press. A poetry micro-press he began back in Ottawa in 1994. Over the yrs he has hand folded, stapled, glued & stitched more poetry chapbooks than he can remember. 

Writing Loss with Jen Currin
Instructor: Jen Currin
3:00-5:00pm Limited Space 12 participants 

“The art of losing isn’t hard to master,” writes Elizabeth Bishop in her famous villanelle “One Art.” In this class, will take the first steps in becoming “masters of loss” through writing exercises and the analysis and discussion of published poems on loss. Whether you are interested in crafting loss lyrics or short narratives of longing, this class will give you some tools for approaching this universal experience in your work. 

Jen Currin was born and raised in Portland, Oregon, and did her schooling at Bard College, Arizona State University and Simon Fraser University. She has published three collections of poetry, The Sleep of Four Cities (Anvil Press, 2005) and Hagiography (Coach House, 2008) and The Inquisition Yours (Coach House, 2010). She currently lives in Vancouver, where she teaches writing and literature.


Don’t forget that you can read your poems at the festival on the Granville Stage during the open mic sections.
Please sign up with the host of the time just before the open mic. 
Times: 2:00 – 2:15 pm Host: Lucia Gorea & 4:35-4:50 pm. Host Kyle Hawke
Fran Bourassa, Pamela Bentley, Jabez Churchill, Mary Duffy, KC Dyer, Daniela Elza, Warren Dean Fulton, Lucia Monica Gorea, 
Heather Haley, Kyle Hawke, Timothy Shay, Sylvia Taylor


Wailin’ Wayne and The Pain 
By way of forming a mutual self-help forum, these three singer songwriters have virtually eliminated talking to themselves. Making a decision to play instruments they weren’t much familiar with, the intrepid troubadours have ingratiated themselves with struggling musicians the world over. 
Spike McKinley (guitar) now bass
Michel Drouin (bass) now lead guitar
Wayne Pattern (harmonica) now guitar

The Creaking Planks
The Creaking Planks strap on forgotten and dismissed instruments of simpler times, preemptively gathering the tunes and jingles of today from the ashbins of tomorrow and re-presenting them in a novel anachronistic setting and style. Together, their sum suggests nothing stranger than the iPod of 1906.
A well-heeled crew of folk music misfits, we scour the wide world of music for songs we can bring close and make our own, regardless of source, genre or era. The Creaking Planks give obscure, hilarious songs by never-heard-of-thems like Bob Uker and Al Mader the Minimalist Jug Band their proper due, performing them side by side with well-considered selections from the canonical songbooks of, for instance, Britney Spears, the Talking Heads, Nine Inch Nails and Sesame Street.
The Creaking Planks strive to achieve a species of cognitive dissonance through re-interpreting new music in old styles and on old-timey instruments (eg. accordion, ukulele, washtub bass, steel guitar) while peppering the stew with some traditional music from the ‘old country’ to keep you on your toes. Everything new is made old, and everything old is new again.
Members (Currently active)
Blackbox Squeezebeard (accordion, vocals)
Lee Shoal (ukulele, banjo, harmonium, kazoo, bass)
Dr. Steelhand (steel slide guitar, ukulele, percussion, legerdemain)
Phaulonious J Knucklebones (improvised percussion, ironing board)
Johnny Wyoming (fiddle, banjo, vocals)
Cap’n Jack Spareribs (baritone saxophone)
Daisy Jones-Locher (santur, vocals, glockenspiel)
Ludwicka lePearl (cello, flute)
Meg May (fiddle, musical saw)
Spongedev Squareplanks (baritone ukulele, bass)

C.R. Avery

Outlaw Hip-Hop Harmonica Player
Beatbox Poet
Punk Piano Player
String Quartet Raconteur
Rock & Roll Matador
Whether performing to thousands at the Royal Albert Hall or the lucky few who made it inside the packed past capacity speakeasy, C.R. Avery is a unique, raw and dynamic performer. His genius lies in many genres - blues, hip-hop, spoken word and rock & roll. He is a one-man band, but one for this generation; with the rare ability to sing poetic verse while beatboxing simultaneously while pounding the piano and adding harmonica like a plot twist. A multi-talented front man for his Legal Tender String Quartet; a crazed lead singer/harp player for his rock & roll band The Special Interest Group; a lyrical dynamo & the musical backbone of the spoken word trio Tons of Fun University.
From musical beginnings in his late teens, C.R. Avery has recorded over fifteen albums as well as writing & directing six hip-hop operas, which were mounted and performed from New York’s Bowery to L.A.’s South Central.  He has toured throughout Canada (including almost every major folk festival) the USA and Europe (headlining or opening for Billy Bragg, Buck 65, and Sage Francis) and garnered the attention of music peers the likes of Tom Waits (“...he’s blowin’ my mind”); blues harp trail blazer Charlie Musselwhite (“...no one plays harmonica like him… no one…”); and folk legend Utah Phillips (“...raw talent”).
His incredible live performances have been described as Bob Dylan in the body of Iggy Pop; colliding with Little Walter, the Beastie Boys and Allen Ginsberg.  Every show is all or nothing and his fearless approach to all genres of music both on stage and in the studio proves the longevity of this talented, astonishing creator has so much more to come.
For more information – http://www.cravery.com

Festival Director: Bonnie Nish, Executive Director Pandora’s Collective
Organizing Committee:
Steve Duncan, Publicist
Fundraiser: Taslim Jaffer
Volunteer Coordinator:
Natasha Boskic
Andrew Bagoly - Phyllis Bassett – Pamela Bentley – Hendrik Beune - Jill Binder - Dennis E. Bolen – Natasha Boskic – Fran Bourassa – Kayla Bourgh – Sita Carboni – Jabez Churchill – Donna Creamore  – Monica Dee - Ali Denno– Becca Denno – Steve Duncan – Mary Duffy – kc dyer
– Daniela Elza – Trina Ferguson – Jason Fleury – Warren Dean Fulton – Stephanie Fung - Lucia Gorea – Heather Haley – Marting Hamm - Carol Hamshaw - Amanda Hartley - Kyle Hawke – Christy Hill – Natalie Hobbs - Ibrahim Honjo - Rachel Jamespulle – Taslim Jaffer – Choi Jieun - Wanda John- Gillian Juma – Stephen Karr – H. Pummy Kaur - Jasmin (Misun) Kim - Young Sook Kim, - Yuan Lai - Natalie LeBlanc - Hynsoo Lee - Bernice Lever – Jennifer Merasty – Jenny Liao - Jenn Angela Lopes - Suzy Malcolm – Sarah Martin - Jennifer Merasty – Rhonda Milne – Kevin Mullan - Kim Navyer – Leslie Nelson - Marni Norwich – Mike Peacock – Ronica Prasad - Timothy Shay- David Shewell – Adrian Shashall - Robin Susanto – Sharon Taylor – Sylvia Taylor - Magdalena Vergara - Eva Waldauf - Dag Walter– Kirsten Whitney - Mark WIlliams - Choi Yunjung - Vanessa Zhu

Smith Sound

The Summer Dreams Literary Festival gratefully acknowledges the following individuals and organizations for their support to make 2011's event possible.

– 2011 Celebrations Grant 
   c/o The City of Vancouver & The Office of Cultural Affairs
-– BC Arts Council

– The Burnaby Writers' Society
– The Federation of BC Writers 
– Invis-Feisal & Associates Mortgage
– KSA Capital
- Bernice Lever
– Don Simpson 
– Joyce Statton
– Irene Livingston
– Mary Duffy
– Quills Canadian Poetry Magazine

– 3 Day Novel Contest
– BC Poetry
– BC Financial Solutions 
- Bernice Lever
– Bombay Brow Bar  
– Brooklyn Designs
–Canadian Authors Association
- Capilano Review 
– CBS Outdoor / JC Decaux
– Chill Factor Communications
- Daniela Elza
– Demarc Systems
- DeSerres
- Diane Tucker
- Event
-Evelyn Lau
– Geist
- Hollywood 3 Cinema 
- Illusions Studio and Spa
– Jaffer Speech and Language Services
– Jupiter Literary Press (Andrea Winterbottom)
- Kansept Studio
- kc dyer
- Kidsbooks
– Matrix Production Services
– Nester’s Market
- Pooka Press Publishing
– Prism
- The Prophouse
- Remax Realtor's  of Greater Vancouver
– Room
- Silver Bow Publishing
_ Sullivan Optometry
– subTerrain
- SuperValue
– Townships 7 Winery
-Tradewind Books
– Vancity
 – Vancouver Aquarium 
– Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation
– Vancouver Art Gallery  
– Vancouver Review
– Vancouver Storytellers