CULTURE DAYS: POETRY AND ART EVENT
“Bringing Art to Life Through Verse: An Ekphrastic Experience”
A BC Culture Days event In Partnership with New West Artists and Royal City Literary Arts Society
Date: Saturday, Sept 28, 2019
Time: 7:00pm – 9:30pm, doors open at 6:30
Location: NWA Gallery on 12th Street, 712C Twelfth Street New Westminster
The gallery will be open both Sat/Sun Noon-6, and will include artist demos.
Hosts: Janet Kvammen, Julia Schoennagel
Featured poets are members of RCLAS and include:
Alan Hill, Poet Laureate, City of New Westminster
Candice James, Poet Laureate Emerita, City of New Westminster
Poets will be asked to visit the NWA Gallery on 12th prior to the event (pop by for a visit Thurs-Sun 12pm-6pm). They can spend time viewing the art at their leisure and write poetry in response to the art works of their choice.
Each of the Featured Poets will be given a 10-15 minute reading slot to share their new works. There will be an open mic time including poets Stephen Karr, Sherry Duggal. Members of the audience will have a chance to read a poem relating to the exhibit.
The art can be viewed at the poets convenience during opening hours. There will also be a short break between the readings that could be used for writing. The program will include a musical interlude with feature musician Enrico Renz.