"The Summer Dream Reading Festival is an annual, engaging, outdoor festival established to raise public awareness regarding the on-going literary events, programs and resources available in the community. This year the festival will be located at Lumberman’s Arch
This literary celebration will be comprised of performances by twenty literary groups, including multi-cultural readings in various languages, a Poetry Slam and a Story Slam competition to be judged by attendees. Entertainment will also include dancers and two local bands. Throughout the day we will offer a variety of workshops, a creativity table for crafts and writing, a poetry contest, and open mic readings. There will be information tables showcasing community groups and resources such as the Vancouver Public Library and The Federation of BC Writers.
In 2007 the festival will expand to include a children’s area with puppet shows, music, story tellers, dancers, face painting and a craft table.
The Poet Laureate of Vancouver, George McWhirter, will do an opening reading at the Festival."
Official Website: http://www.pandorascollective.com/sdrfestival.html
Added by UnwashedMass on May 22, 2007