Wednesday, January 28, 2009

New Westminster Poetic Timeline Project

"Be a Part of History!"

World Poetry New Westminster
is offering three free poetry workshops at the New Westminster Museum and Archives.

The purpose of these workshops is to create a series of historical poems for display in celebration of our city's 150th anniversary. Each workshop will include a brief historical presentation on New Westminster by Museum Curator, Rob McCullough, a complementary tour of Irving House and a poetry reading of New Westminster's Poet Emeritus Don Benson's by his wife Evelyn.

Ariadne Sawyer will then lead you in creating your own poem that fits into New Westminster's historic timeline. You will focus on Poetic forms, editing and performance tips. Ariadne is the co-founder and co-host of the World Poetry Reading Series, World Poetry New Westminster, and the World Poetry Cafe Radio Show. She specializes in poetry workshops as a means of creative expression.

Registration is required due to limited space, 604-527-4640. This program is a partnership between the New Westminster Museum and Archives, Arts Council of New Westminster, Tourism New Westminster, World Poetry New Westminster, and The Backroom Theatre Club.

For program information, contact Ariadne, 604-526-4729.

New Westminster Museum and Archives 604-527-4740

Saturday, April 18
10 am - noon 6 - 13 years (parents welcome)
2 pm - 4 pm 13 - 19 years
Registration fee: by donation

Wednesday, April 22
7 pm - 9 pm 19+ years
Registration fee: by donation

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