writing and readings
I’m currently writing a first novel with the working title of Tanaka & Co., penning a series of poems about being previously employed on the waterfront and working on a piece of fiction.
Public Readings



*Thursday, June 2, 2016 – TWS Writer’s Studio at Cottage Bistro

*Thursday, September 10, 2015 – TWS Writer’s SouthBank Writer’s Series at the Surrey Central Public Library

*Thursday, September 3, 2015 – TWS Writer’s Series at Cottage Bistro

*Saturday, May 9 at VPL Britannia Branch for World Poetry to Celebrate Asian Heritage Month / 1 to 3pm

*Tuesday, June 9th at VPL Britannia Branch for Poetic Pairings / 6:30 to 8:30pm

*February 5, 2015 – TWS Writer’s Series at Cottage Bistro

*Tuesday January 20 2015
Word Whips in the Gallery: A Night of Poetry, Art and Dance
Inspired by “New Work from the Road” by Derek Gillingham
Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery
Jewish Community Centre
950 West 41st Ave.
Poetry by Pandora’s Collective
Featured poet: Amanda Wardrop
Dancer: Celeste Snowber
Poets: Lea Taranto, Alan Hill, Susan Cormier, RC Weslowski, Candie Tanaka, Timothy ShayHost: Lindsay Glauser KwanMusic, Art & Poetry evenings are FREE and EVERYONE IS WELCOME. There will be an open microphone time where poets and want to be poets that have come that evening and feel inspired by the work on the walls will be invited to read their poems.Illustration on the right: “Montreal no.3″ by Derek Gillingham
Mixed Media 12.5cm x 17.5cm 2013Presented by the Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery in collaboration with Pandora’s Collective and the Isaac Waldman Jewish Public Library. Made possible by the Yosef Wosk Poetry Initiative Grant

Southbank Reading Series.
*When: October 9, 2014
Where: Surrey City Centre Library
Room: 120
Time: 6:00 (doors open) readings from 6:30- 8:30pm
Dennis Bolen – feature reader.

*Saturday, September 27 (private reading)
Girl (Boy) in Landscape

*Saturday, June 14 (6.00PM – 9.00PM) at the Richmond Cultural Centre – 7700 Minoru Blvd.
Creative Writing and Community Work Honour
Writers International Network Canada

*Saturday May 10th, 2014 – World Poetry Vancouver – Brittania Community Centre, Ice Rink, Activity Room 11, 1661 Napier Street
During Asian Heritage Month in May, World Poetry Vancouver celebrates
Asian Canadian writers and poets who have forged a path for others through
their groundbreaking work; writers and poets who break the mold and live “outside the box”
and avoid being pigeonholed by their ethnicity, expanding the spectrum of themes
encompassing but also going beyond race and culture, challenging stereotypes
to embrace a broader vision of what it means to be Asian Canadian.
To quote Walt Whitman:
“Within us lie multitudes.”
May 10, 2:00 to 4:00 pm,
With our Partners, the Britannia Community Centre
(1661 Napier St, Ice Rink, Activity Room 11).
Hosts Ariadne Sawyer & Kagan Goh
Fiona Tinwei Lam
Loretta Seto
Ray Hsu
Lydia Kwa
Candie Tanaka
Fernando Reguero
Lilija Valis
Musicians: Enrico Renz & Lawren Nemeth
Open Mic. Free raffle. Refreshments.
Information: 604-526-4739 www.worldpoetry.
Diversity & multilingual readings

*March 3, 2014 – Open Mic at Hogan’s Alley Poetry Readings
*December 5, 2013 – TWS Writer’s Series at Cottage Bistro

*June 6, 2013 – TWS Writer’s Series at Cottage Bistro

Hosting and Organization of Reading Events
*January 26th, 2014 – 8 x 8 Reading Series at Blumin Pop Up Shop, The Chinatown Experiment

*February 24th, 2014 – 8 x 8 Reading Series at Graze Restaurant

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