Candice James – Surrey Muse

Poet Laureate, City Of New Westminster

Candice James is a prolific poet and a spirited cultural activist. She has published over six collections of poetry, and numerous articles, reviews, prefaces and introductions. At this time, she is the Poet Laureate of the City of New Westminster, and she is working day and night to develop and enhance literary programs and communities in the city.

Her major works include a surrealistic poetry book, ‘A Split In The Water’ (Fiddlehead Poetry Books 1979), ‘Inner Heart – A Journey’ (Silver Bow Publishing 2010) and ‘Bridges and Clouds’ (Silver Bow Publishing 2011), and ‘Midnight Embers’, a book of sonnets that will be launched in March 2012 by Libros Libertad Publishing.

Candice is a member of The League Of Canadian Poets, President of the Federation of British Columbia Writers, President of Slam Central Spoken Word, and a Director of Canadian Festival of Spoken Word. She has founded POETIC JUSTICE a weekly poetry reading series, SLAM CENTRAL a weekly spoken word performance poetry event, and POETRY IN THE PARK a weekly reading series annually in July and August.

Candice has presented her work to different audiences through readings, radio, television and YouTube videos. View some of the videopoems here:

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At the Feb 24 meeting of Surrey Muse, Candice will present a selection from her published and unpublished work. More on Surrey Muse program.

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About Surrey Muse

An interdisciplinary Arts and Literature group that meets Fourth Friday of each month except December. Presents a Guest Author, a Featured Poet, and a Featured Artist/Performer. Discussions. Open Mic. Book Table. Book Signings. Free event. Donations welcome.

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