Word is out…

DSC_0379Lesley-Anne’s poem Let’s Eat Pineapple is to be published in Quills Canadian Poetry Magazine. The poet is honoured to be included in this respected journal published annually by  William Byron Sheardown of Vancouver, B.C. Details will be posted as they come available.

Quills is available for purchase at Chapters and other fine book sellers.

One date, two events…

Friday, June 20, 2014 ~CAAD.p65

DAYTIME 

Lesley-Anne Evans will be presenting her poetry with a collective of creatives including dancers, drummers, visual artists, musicians, and those promoting a healthy creative life at the Creative Aging Awareness Day, Rotary Centre for the Arts, Kelowna.

You will find Lesley-Anne and wordsmiths presenting at times TBA in the Paint/Draw Room at RCA. Installation(s) of Pop-Up-Poetry will be located along the Rotary Centre linear walkway and park.

The event is free of charge.

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SOPA Fine Arts will feature poet Lesley-Anne Evans among four featured poets at a gallery event on June 20th. Featured readers, an open mic, and ‘cover poems’ will be part of this fun and wordy evening called Speak EASY.

Invited guests will be asked to BYOB and seating cushion along with their entry password for this prohibition style gathering of shared words in a beautiful space.

SOPA Gallery is located at 2934 Pandosy St, Kelowna, BC.

Tickets are by invitation only.

 

 

Flash Poetry ~ word collaborations

images-5Always hunting down new ways to grab people’s interest and collaborate creatively, Lesley-Anne Evans began experimenting with Flash Poetry on Facebook in January, 2014. Flash Poetry is Lesley-Anne’s name for a new way of spontaneous creative activity, like yarn bombing, or flash mobs! But with words.

With an open call out to her Facebook friends, Lesley-Anne invited them to post word bits for a set time period. Lesley-Anne harvested said words, allowed a theme to emerge, and dissected, molded, and wrote more words and phrases into a new poetic context within a fast turnaround time. The completed poems were posted back on Facebook with appropriate credit given.

Flash Poems now number at seven, with the eighth call in progress until midnight tonight. Drop by and like the Flash Poem Facebook Page HERE. Follow the flash. Read the poems. Participate in the Flash Poem #8 Event HERE. But only until midnight today! Flash! Bam! Pow!

Northern Ireland 2014

images-1This summer Lesley-Anne Evans will join David Wilcox, Karen Moore, Gareth Higgins and a small group of pilgrims for Ireland 2014 ~ Storytelling, Music, Art and Peace.

Described as, “A feast for the senses and nourishment for the soul,” the trip is a convergence of roots and calling for Lesley-Anne. Lesley-Anne was born in Belfast, and emigrated to Canada as a young girl. She has long felt a draw to return and experience her history, literary roots, and the raw beauty of the land and her people. This trip is Lesley-Anne’s opportunity to do that in a uniquely intimate way that will inform her writing and spirit for years to come.

For more information on this experience and the opportunity to join future trips, click HERE.

Inspired Word

DSC_0032Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, at 6 pm, Lesley-Anne Evans is reading her poetry at the Inspired Word Cafe at Rotary Centre for the Arts, Kelowna. Lesley-Anne has collaborated at ICW in the past, and returns with excitement.

IWC organizer and poet Rawle Iam James orchestrates multiple Inspired Word Cafe events in Kelowna, including a regular schedule at the downtown Library and Willow Park Starbucks.

You can find IWC HERE on Facebook. Come on out and discover a renewed love for creative expression. You won’t be disappointed.

The sweet side of collaboration…

images-7Presenting the most recent interactive poem. This poem was created from audience word and phrase contributions at Lesley-Anne Evan’s poetry reading at the Mission Branch of the Okanagan Regional Library, last evening.

The poem; Green is a consolation of cedars.

Many thanks to Luanne Warren and the staff at the ORL who promoted the event, provided a welcoming environment with tasty refreshments, and offered Lesley-Anne the creative opportunity to share collaborations of words and music. Thanks to Dörte Meyer for giving of her musical talent, and to a most gracious audience.

Lesley-Anne Evans, In Focus

Warning: Reading this In Focus may make you want to contemplate your life. Lesley-Anne Evans has a way with words that is both profound and challenging. That’s probably why she chose to work with words as part of her daily life. Lesley-Anne is a poet who does poetry installations, performances and interactive Pop-Up-Poetry. She takes the time to be quiet and listen, finding inspiration and then releasing the creativity in herself and others. Lesley-Anne is particularly passionate about young people, desiring to help them find their purpose and see how important and lovely they are. She will be performing her poetry at the Mission Branch of the library on Oct 17th at 6:45 PM. Today Lesley-Anne Evans is In Focus. LINK TO FULL ARTICLE.

Many thanks to Michele Rule, Communications Manager at Okanagan Regional Library, for recommending Lesley-Anne Evans for this feature article at Kelowna Now.