Vera Manuel devoted her life to encouraging others to free ourselves through the use of our personal voices. Telling the truth is disarming, speaking your truth is a generous and healing gift.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

June 21st Gathering

My thanks to all the artists who came out to perform this evening.

Michelle Sylliboy
Alejandro & Ariadne

Janet Rogers
Wayne Lavallee

Arlene Bowman

Mark J McLeod

Thanks to Ariadne Sawyer & Alejandro Mujica-Olea for hosting and organizing this event, the World Poetry Lifetime Achievement Award honourees for attending, and to the Vancouver Public Library for making the space available for this evening.

Thank you to all who gathered to share poetry & song in Vera's honour.


Photos by Arlene Bowman & Mark J. McLeod.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

National Aboriginal Day: Tribute to Vera Manuel at VPL

Vancouver Public Library presents
World Poetry Reading Series

First Nations Celebration
Please join us as we celebrate the poetry of
First Nations peoples, featuring
a memorial tribute to
Vera Manuel
Secwepemc-Ktunaxa playwright, poet, storyteller
& healer.

Video Poem: • Su r v i v o r featuring poem by Vera Manuel
Video by Doreen Manuel, Soundscape by Sandy Scofield
Performances by diverse artists
Poetry, Music & Dance •

June 21
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Alma VanDusen
& Peter Kaye Rooms
Lower Level
Central Library
350 West Georgia St.

Admission is free
Seating is limited

For more information call 604-526-4729

World Poetry hosts:
Ariadne Sawyer and Alejandro Mujica-Olea

Aboriginal Writers Collective West Coast

Photo by Chris Lock,