Poetry in Parks – Fresh Local Poetry

Poetry in Parks "Fresh Local Poetry" pilot project

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.

Upcoming Poetry in Parks events

Vancouver Bird Week 2017 

Sat, May 6, 9:00am
Vancouver, BC

Words for Birds & More Birds Workshop 

Sun, May 7, 2:00pm–4:00pm
Hillcrest Centre

Free Early Bird Garden Entry 

Mon, May 8, 7:00am
VanDusen Botanical Garden

Why we created this program

Poetry in Parks is the result of a Vancouver Park Board motion passed in May 2015 PDF file (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 External website , and the City of Vancouver's Poet Laureate, Rachel Rose External website.

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.

Visit the Fresh Local Poetry blog External website

Contact us about this program

Lorrie Wager
Community Arts Programmer

lorrie.wager@vancouver.ca