Wax Poetic

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Welcome to the official blog for Vancouver, British Columbia's longest-running poetry radio show

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Rosanne Hamilton in Studio, May 26, 2010

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

2010 Pandora's Poetry Awards

Pandora’s Collective awards were designed to honour those in our community who have contributed in specific areas. With this in mind we then decided it was important not only to recognize these individuals but to take it to the street, meaning let the community decide who should be honoured. We are privileged to bring to you those names that have been nominated in the Vancouver writing community. They are names that you have put forward. There were many more that could have been on this list, and we do not take anything away from those individuals, they work hard too and should be recognized. But we only have three awards. These were the ones that kept coming up over and over again. We have listened and done the sorting. Now it is your turn once again to tell us which of these outstanding individuals you feel deserves to be recognized this year. We thank you for your time.
I thank you for your support
Bonnie Nish
Executive Director
Pandora’s Collective

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Friday August 20, 2010
Summer Dream: A Night of Honour
Susan Musgrave: Then and Now
Join us at the Jacana Gallery, to celebrate those in the writing community who deserve to be honoured. This Summer Dream night of honouring will begin with a lifetime achievement award for Susan Musgrave whose first book was published 40 years ago and still is a strong force on the Canadian poetry scene. Susan is an inspiration and mentor to so many. We will then go on to give awards to publishers of magazines who continue to support novice and established writers despite cutbacks and inflation. To be honoured are Room, Event, Prism. Sub Terrain, Geist, The Capilano Review and One Cool Word. Finally the evening will end with four special awards. Three will be awards of merit for persons or organizations that support the writing community. These awards will come from the writing community itself as we have asked for nominations and will be putting these names out for a vote. Finally one award will go to recognize an individual who Pandora’s Collective feels has excelled in their support of writers within our community. This evening will continue the Summer Dream commitment to highlighting community involvement to the public. Mike Peacock of Melic Thrum will be our musical featured guest and there will be a special guest appearance by a musician to collaborate on a work of Susan’s.
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Jacana Gallery
2435 Granville Street
Vancouver BC

Bonnie Nish
Executive Director
Pandora's Collective

Editor's note:  As if it weren't interesting enough, RC and SR are both nominated in the Organizer/Promoter category!  Perhaps if there is a tie, they'll Jello wrestle this time for the title!

Monday, May 17, 2010

500 Foot Chicken Heart Attacks June 1!

Date: June 1,  2010

Café Deux Soleils - 2096 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC
Time: 8:30pm - 11:00pm
Cost: Suggested donation of $5-10.
Radio Show Recreates Unnatural Disaster of Epic Proportions
Vancouver, BC - Return with us to the thrilling days of 1937, when the Hindenburg and Amelia Earhart had folks rethinking air travel for the first time.  In the movies Clark Gable didn’t give a damn and the golden age of radio drama was in full swing.
Wax Poetic Radio proudly takes you there with a one-of-a-kind live event on Vancouver’s Commercial Drive in support of CFRO Vancouver’s Independent Cooperative Radio Station.  
Experience the spine tingling glory of “The Chicken Heart” - a frenetic tale about a lab experiment gone terribly wrong, written by legendary radio writer/producer Arch Oboler .
The original “Lights Out” version left such an impression on funny man Bill Cosby, that he recounted his experience of hearing it for the first time on his “Wonderfulness” album in 1966 (You can hear Cosby’s version here).

You can hear the original NBC broadcast of “The Chicken Heart”  here on YouTube.

Then keep tuning in to Wax Poetic and hear it broadcast on a future program. Like all our shows, we’ll also be storing the episode online to hear and share at your convenience.
We have an ever growing lineup of cast members including Martin Vansteingburg, SR Duncan, Diane Laloge, Alla Shiskov, Aedan Saint, Norah Holtby, Chris Gilpin, Duncan Shields and RC Weslowski--with music by CJ Leon and sound effects by YOU THE "STUDIO AUDIENCE."Plus, we’ll have performances by:
Come be a part of radio history and support your favorite spoken word program, Wax Poetic!
Vancouver Youth Poetry Slam team member and Wax Poetic Volunteer Paul Fischer, Duncan Shields, and your hosts Diane Laloge and S.R. Duncan
And a special onstage interview by The Vancouver Storyteller Society’s Naomi Steinberg
 Plus, door prizes, 50/50 draw, and SR’s world famous meat draw (guess what he’ll be giving away!)
Or contact Steven R. Duncan at 604-788-8340 or srduncan@shaw.ca.