Executive Director: Bonnie L. Nish.
Bonnie Nish is founder and Executive Director of Pandora’s Collective Outreach Society a charitable organization in the literary arts based in Vancouver British Columbia. She is also Executive Producer of the Summer Dreams Literary Arts Festival an outdoor festival now in its tenth year. Published widely you may view some of her work (both poetry, prose and book reviews) in "The Toronto Quarterly", "Quills," “WordWorks,” and on-line at Haunted Waters Press, blueprintreview.com, hackwriters.com and greenboathouse.com. Bonnie has a Masters in Arts Education from Simon Fraser University and is currently pursuing a PhD in Expressive Arts Therapy at the European Graduate School.
Events Director & Webmaster: Sita Carboni
Sita Carboni is co-founder of Pandora's Collective Outreach Society. Her love for life has made her a mainstay in the local poetry community as a writer, reader and promoter of the arts. She has been featured throughout the lower-mainland at various events including Word on the Street and The North Shore Writers Festival. Sita currently co-hosts Book Talks Book Club, Word Whips Writing Series and is the webmaster of the Pandora's Collective website. Her poetry has been published in both print and online journals including Quills Canadian Poetry Magazine, Luluzine and BluePrint Review.
Fundraiser: Taslim Jaffer
Taslim Jaffer is excited to be working with Pandora’s Collective, spreading the word about the importance of literacy and self-expression. She has practiced journal writing since the third grade and recently has enjoyed sharing her thoughts on her two blogs: The Artist’s Loft www.theartistsloft-taslim.blogspot.com and The Artist’s Review www.theartistsreview-taslim.blogspot.com. Her literary goals include experimenting with poetry and working on her many story ideas. Taslim lives in South Surrey with her husband and two children. This is where she hosts Word Whips by the Water and Book Talks – White Rock
Events Promoter: Daniela Elza
Daniela Elza has lived on three continents and crossed numerous geographic, cultural and semantic borders. After earning her Masters in English Philology from Sofia University, she taught in England for a year. Then lived for six years in Athens, Ohio, where she acquired her second Masters in Linguistics, and more importantly, her husband. In 1999 they immigrated to Canada and have since lived in Vancouver with their two children. Daniela has released more than a 150 poems into the wor(l)d in over 50 publications. This year Daniela completed her doctorate in Philosophy of Education, Simon Fraser University and launched her first e-Book: the book of It. Daniela’s poetry book The Weight of Dew is forthcoming with Mother Tongue Publishing (Spring, 2012). For more information go to http://strangeplaces.livingcode.org/
Administrative Assistant: Lindsay Glauser Kwan
Lindsay Glauser Kwan is a creative writer and blogger. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in art history, Lindsay worked in the fashion industry as a buyer, merchandiser, inventory manager and a social media and communications coordinator. Currently, she is also teaching a creative writing class for children. She has been published online and in print, including for Vancouver Is Awesome,emerge, The Liar, and The Blind Hem. She writes about fashion, arts, culture and lifestyle topics for various professional blogs and companies. A graduate of The Writer’s Studio at SFU and active in Pandora’s Collective, she features regularly at local events.
Administrative Assistant: Sabrina Azaria
Sabrina moved to Vancouver from Jakarta, Indonesia when she was 18. She studied communications and publishing at Simon Fraser University, but found her real passion in graphic design and arts. She is active in the community and loves to volunteer for literary and arts publications, organizations and events.
Administrative Assistant: Wendy Goldsmith
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Administrative Assistant: Maureen Reynolds
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