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Happy 2nd Birthday, RCLAS! A few shining memories from our first two years:

  • Fred Wah and his recollections of visiting bears, as heard at our membership drive at the Heritage Grill in 2013
  • George Bowering’s salacious tales of Fred Cogswell before presenting our inaugural Fred Cogswell Award for Excellence in Poetry
  • And let’s not forget Ken Howe winning the first Fred Cogswell Award!
  • George Fetherling’s Whitman insights at our 2014 AGM
  • Bernice Lever’s room-bursting workshops
  • Richard Olafson playing his harmonica while reading at our 2013 membership drive (and again in 2014!)
  • Carol Sokoloff enchanting us with her poetry/jazz set at the 2014 drive
  • Margaret Thompson’s revelations at the 2014 drive
  • PW Bridgman’s riveting reading in 2013
  • Our Wait for Me, Daddy Poetry Walk collaboration with the City of New Westminster
  • Dennis Bolen’s stirring address at our 2013 AGM
  • Our ongoing involvement with LitFest New West
  • Hundreds of enchanting sharing sessions from emerging and established writers
  • Reaching the 100 member mark — our members are what makes this all happen!