Cascadia Poetry Festival

Cascadia poetry festival

Cascadia Poetry Festival III
Nanaimo BC, April 30 to May 3, 2015

The Cascadia Poetry Festival is an international event which seeks to bioregionally animate & culturally construct Cascadia by gathering writers, artists, scientists and activists to collaborate, discover and foster deeper connection between all inhabitants and the place itself. Over four days the fest features Academic, Democratic and Performance components, late night readings, a Small Press Fair and several workshops.

Cascadia Poetry Festival Poetry Contest

The Greater Victoria Public Library and the Vancouver Island Regional Library invite you to send an original poem (max. 30 lines) in any form on the subject of the Cascadia bioregion for a chance to win tickets to the Cascadia Poetry Festival.

Each poet can submit up to 3 poems (individual entries). Poems will be blind-judged by Victoria Poet Laureate Yvonne Blomer and Nanaimo Poet Laureate Naomi Beth Wakan.

The contest is open to library cardholders of the Greater Victoria Public Library and the Vancouver Island Regional Library.

Deadline is April 7, 2015.

Click here for the contest entry form

1st prize: 2 gold passes

2nd prize: 1 gold pass

3rd prize: 2 tickets

We’re at the Market!


Visit with us at the Sooke Christmas Market

December 6 & 7 at the Sooke Community Hall

Featuring:  Scribblers – Sooke Writers Collective Anthology One

Contents include stories, postcard stories, poetry and creative non-fiction by collective members and also includes the winning entries from the Edward Milne Community School student writing contest*.

Proceeds of sales go to future EMCS student writing contests, a 2015 anthology and future writing events in the community.

Christmas Market