Valerie Parks has published three collections of poetry, and her articles and poems have appeared in various journals and anthologies. Her title ‘Wisdom of a Thousand Fools’ (Silver Bow Publishing, 2011) has earned her much praise. Earlier, Val had published ‘Pathways’, and her first title is a chapbook about New Westminster, ‘Walking Along the Quay’ that contains her poems, drawings and photos. Val served as a long time leading member of New West Writers, a critique group based in New Westminster that has published four anthologies of writings of it’s members, and Valerie’s poems appear in three of them including in ‘Saving Seeds’ where Val’s poetry begins the collection.
At the June 28 gathering of Surrey Muse, Val will begin the Open Mic session. More information about the event is here:
Surrey Muse is a project of
Surrey Muse Arts Society (SMAS)
Surrey Muse gatherings take place
on the unceded territories of the
Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.