PEERS NEWS AND EVENTS
HEART AND HANDS EVENT
OCTOBER 20, 2013
Hearts and Hands Health Collective is holding its Third Annual Winter Clothing Drive. They are providing a few hours of FREE Community Acupuncture sessions in exchange formonetary donations (for PEERS) and/or winter clothing (for AVI) .
CURSE OF THE FRAKEN-GINES PEERS FUNDRAISER
OCTOBER 25, 2013
The Cheesecakes plus friends are putting on another show for PEERS called: "Curse of the Franken-gines and Boogie-men: A Fundraiser for PEERS!" It's being held on October 25th, 8 pm, $15 door, at the Cambie in Esquimalt—get there early if you want a table & chair!
You can find more information at their facebook page:
2014 CALENDAR FUNDRAISER
Nuttycake Photography is putting together an old fashioned “pin-up calendar” which will sell for $10—for every calander you buy PEERS will receive $2.
"Voices from the Edge" POETRY BOOK NOW AVAILABLE
This book of raw poetry speaks directly to the heart with unflinching honesty. Facilitated by local writer, Dvora Levin, it was written by program participants at PEERS and Rock Bay Landing.
"Voices from the Edge" is available for $20 at Munro's Books, 1108 Government St., Victoria
All proceeds go to programs at PEERS and Rock Bay Landing.
NOTHING STAYS SILENT POETRY PROJECT AND FUNDRAISER
The Friday morning poetry writing group, led by local poet Dvora Levin, is a two-hour weekly workshop that includes learning poetry techniques and styles, hearing works by other poets, challenging the participants to be free of the confines of their ‘logical brains’ and unleashing their creativity.
A couple months ago, they started talking about how to get the word out about the poetry
into the community and the result of those conversations has been two projects. The
first, a “chapbook,” or small booklet, is an anthology of poems produced in the class that
the participants have decided to distribute around the community. The chapbook will introduce the project to the broader community, promote poetry-reading in public spaces, and will let readers know how they can support PEERS. It is also aprecursor to the next project, a lined writing journal, that will be produced and sold in the new year. The journal will be decorated with participant-made cover and will contain participants’ poems scattered throughout. Keep your eyes peeled for them—they’re due out in the Spring.
In the meantime, Cowichan Bay artist Kristine Payton has generously donated a number of luscious writing journals that she produced entitled “Big Beautifuls – Journal For the Self” that we’re selling along with a copy of the Nothing Stays Silent poetry chapbook as a bonus. They make excellent gifts for your loved ones. Please support Elements and contact us to get yours! You can also donate directly to our PEERS Writing Journal Project by specifying it on your donation cheque.
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