Create poetry with professional, free-range poets in Vancouver parks as part of the Poetry in Parks pilot project "Fresh Local Poetry".
You'll compose poems inspired by nature, food, urban farming, and your memories of a favorite or moving outdoor experience.
Read your poems out loud or have the poet read them for you.
Sat, May 6, 9:00am
Sun, May 7, 2:00pm–4:00pm
Mon, May 8, 7:00am
VanDusen Botanical Garden
Poetry in Parks is the result of a Vancouver Park Board motion passed in May 2015 (35 KB) to bring poetry to Vancouver Parks as a pilot project in 2015 and broader program in 2016.
The Fresh Local Poetry pilot project was developed in partnership with the Vancouver Park Board's Arts, Culture, and Engagement team, Vancouver Public Library , and the City of Vancouver's Poet Laureate, Rachel Rose .
The arts are an essential element in a vital, creative, and balanced city, and the Vancouver Park Board seeks to actively help everyone access and participate in the arts.
Community Arts Programmer