GRIEF AND LOSS WRITING TO HEAL FOUR WEEK SERIES: Session #3
May
23
7:00 PM19:00

GRIEF AND LOSS WRITING TO HEAL FOUR WEEK SERIES: Session #3

Through guided meditation and structured writes explore the different dimensions of grief and yourself. Obtain the relief that comes when you can express your thoughts and feelings and know that you have put them down somewhere. Whether the grief you carry is from an actual death or from some of the many losses we sustain in life, come and be welcomed into a safe space with other grief journeyers. 

 

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STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS: Writing Workshop
May
28
7:00 PM19:00

STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS: Writing Workshop

It's an incredibly freeing experience to write whatever comes up without constraint, censorship or judgment. Stream of Consciousness is a method of writing that reaches the deep recesses of the intuitive. Celebrate and explore the beauty and freedom that can result from raw uncensored acts of creation. Follow the thread, trust the pen, and see where the words take you.

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GRIEF AND LOSS WRITING TO HEAL FOUR WEEK SERIES: Session #4
May
30
7:00 PM19:00

GRIEF AND LOSS WRITING TO HEAL FOUR WEEK SERIES: Session #4

Through guided meditation and structured writes explore the different dimensions of grief and yourself. Obtain the relief that comes when you can express your thoughts and feelings and know that you have put them down somewhere. Whether the grief you carry is from an actual death or from some of the many losses we sustain in life, come and be welcomed into a safe space with other grief journeyers. 

 

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GRIEF AND LOSS WRITING TO HEAL: Grief Writing Workshop (Single Evening)
Jun
4
7:00 PM19:00

GRIEF AND LOSS WRITING TO HEAL: Grief Writing Workshop (Single Evening)

Through guided meditation and structured writes explore the different dimensions of grief and yourself. Obtain the relief that comes when you can express your thoughts and feelings and know that you have put them down somewhere. Whether the grief you carry is from an actual death or from some of the many losses we sustain in life, come and be welcomed into a safe space with other grief journeyers. 

 

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COURAGE AND CHAOS: Writing Workshop
Jun
11
7:00 PM19:00

COURAGE AND CHAOS: Writing Workshop

Vancouver Women's Library Members receive a discount!

Be prepared to hear the truth in your heart. Give yourself permission to write from the truth, and embrace all the different parts of yourself. All answers lie within. 

You will explore powerful writing methods that will strengthen intuition, creativity and inner guidance. Connecting with your true self and writing from authenticity leads to having a clear vision of your purpose and embracing all the different parts of yourself.

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GRIEF AND LOSS WRITING TO HEAL FOUR WEEK SERIES: Session #2
May
16
7:00 PM19:00

GRIEF AND LOSS WRITING TO HEAL FOUR WEEK SERIES: Session #2

Through guided meditation and structured writes explore the different dimensions of grief and yourself. Obtain the relief that comes when you can express your thoughts and feelings and know that you have put them down somewhere. Whether the grief you carry is from an actual death or from some of the many losses we sustain in life, come and be welcomed into a safe space with other grief journeyers. 

 

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CONSCIOUS WORD WARRIOR
May
14
7:00 PM19:00

CONSCIOUS WORD WARRIOR

This is an opportunity to move fully into a captured moment, and forgetting your genius, your talents and those of anyone else...write quickly with no preconceived subject, so quickly you retain nothing. Allow yourself to experience all sensations both inner and outer, and tune into the feelings these moments evoke in you. A written snapshot springing forth into conscious awareness. 

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GRIEF AND LOSS WRITING TO HEAL FOUR WEEK SERIES: Session #1
May
9
7:00 PM19:00

GRIEF AND LOSS WRITING TO HEAL FOUR WEEK SERIES: Session #1

There are no 'shoulds' in grief. It will often take longer than it 'should' and always longer than you want it to. Writing through grief can be healing, as the words on paper are spoken from the heart. Authentic mourning anchored in feeling your feelings is an opportunity to embrace your open heart in ways that allow for and encourage healing. 

 

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GRIEF AND LOSS WRITING TO HEAL: Grief Writing Workshop (Single Evening)
May
7
7:00 PM19:00

GRIEF AND LOSS WRITING TO HEAL: Grief Writing Workshop (Single Evening)

Through guided meditation and structured writes explore the different dimensions of grief and yourself. Obtain the relief that comes when you can express your thoughts and feelings and know that you have put them down somewhere. Whether the grief you carry is from an actual death or from some of the many losses we sustain in life, come and be welcomed into a safe space with other grief journeyers. 

 

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AWAKENING YOUR INTUITION: Courage and Chaos Writing Workshop
Apr
30
7:00 PM19:00

AWAKENING YOUR INTUITION: Courage and Chaos Writing Workshop

  • 1255 Kingsway Vancouver, BC, V5V 3E2 Canada (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

You will explore powerful writing methods that will strengthen intuition, creativity and inner guidance. Connecting with your true self and writing from authenticity leads to having a clear vision of your purpose and embracing all the different parts of yourself.

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GRIEF AND LOSS WRITING TO HEAL: Grief Writing Workshop (Single Evening)
Apr
12
6:30 PM18:30

GRIEF AND LOSS WRITING TO HEAL: Grief Writing Workshop (Single Evening)

Through guided meditation and structured writes explore the different dimensions of grief and yourself. Obtain the relief that comes when you can express your thoughts and feelings and know that you have put them down somewhere. Whether the grief you carry is from an actual death or from some of the many losses we sustain in life, come and be welcomed into a safe space with other grief journeyers. 

 

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AWAKENING YOUR INTUITION: Courage and Chaos Writing Workshop
Apr
10
6:30 PM18:30

AWAKENING YOUR INTUITION: Courage and Chaos Writing Workshop

  • 1255 Kingsway Vancouver, BC, V5V 3E2 Canada (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

You will explore powerful writing methods that will strengthen intuition, creativity and inner guidance. Connecting with your true self and writing from authenticity leads to having a clear vision of your purpose and embracing all the different parts of yourself.

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GRIEF AND LOSS WRITING TO HEAL FOUR WEEK SERIES: Session #4
Apr
4
6:30 PM18:30

GRIEF AND LOSS WRITING TO HEAL FOUR WEEK SERIES: Session #4

There are no 'shoulds' in grief. It will often take longer than it 'should' and always longer than you want it to. Writing through grief can be healing, as the words on paper are spoken from the heart. Authentic mourning anchored in feeling your feelings is an opportunity to embrace your open heart in ways that allow for and encourage healing. 

 

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GRIEF AND LOSS WRITING TO HEAL FOUR WEEK SERIES: Session #3
Mar
28
6:30 PM18:30

GRIEF AND LOSS WRITING TO HEAL FOUR WEEK SERIES: Session #3

There are no 'shoulds' in grief. It will often take longer than it 'should' and always longer than you want it to. Writing through grief can be healing, as the words on paper are spoken from the heart. Authentic mourning anchored in feeling your feelings is an opportunity to embrace your open heart in ways that allow for and encourage healing. 

 

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GRIEF AND LOSS WRITING TO HEAL: Grief Writing Workshop (Single Evening)
Mar
22
6:30 PM18:30

GRIEF AND LOSS WRITING TO HEAL: Grief Writing Workshop (Single Evening)

Through guided meditation and structured writes explore the different dimensions of grief and yourself. Obtain the relief that comes when you can express your thoughts and feelings and know that you have put them down somewhere. Whether the grief you carry is from an actual death or from some of the many losses we sustain in life, come and be welcomed into a safe space with other grief journeyers. 

 

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GRIEF AND LOSS WRITING TO HEAL FOUR WEEK SERIES: Session #1
Mar
14
6:30 PM18:30

GRIEF AND LOSS WRITING TO HEAL FOUR WEEK SERIES: Session #1

There are no 'shoulds' in grief. It will often take longer than it 'should' and always longer than you want it to. Writing through grief can be healing, as the words on paper are spoken from the heart. Authentic mourning anchored in feeling your feelings is an opportunity to embrace your open heart in ways that allow for and encourage healing. 

 

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WEST AFRICAN DANCE: with Chiamaka Mogo
Mar
10
5:00 PM17:00

WEST AFRICAN DANCE: with Chiamaka Mogo

west african dance final.png

Chiamaka is the founder of the Initiative for Inclusive Dialogue in Nigeria (IIDN) - a nonprofit dedicated to empowering communities through awareness of good governance principles, and building capacities for better engagement with the state. 

She is an enthusiastic lover of Nigerian music and dance, believing firmly in their power to create positivity and connections wherever she goes. 

Chiamaka will be hosting dance classes on March 10th, March 24th, April 14th and April 28th from 5-6pm

Registration is required to participate as space is limited. Please send us an email if you have any questions at hello@vancouverwomenslibrary.ca! 

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Film Screening: Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise
Feb
25
7:00 PM19:00

Film Screening: Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

In Celebrating Black History Month we hope you will join us for a screening of Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise, a documentary film (2017) about the author/activist Maya Angelou

About Angelou: “Distinctly referred to as “a redwood tree, with deep roots in American culture,” Dr. Maya Angelou (April 4, 1928-May 28, 2014) led a prolific life. As a singer, dancer, activist, poet and writer, she inspired generations with lyrical modern African-American thought that pushed boundaries. Best known for her autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Random House), she gave people the freedom to think about their history in a way they never had before”.

Join us afterwards for refreshments + a discussion about the film

 

 

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WE LOVE STORYTIME: Stories & Songs in Spanish/English with World Kids Books!
Feb
25
11:30 AM11:30

WE LOVE STORYTIME: Stories & Songs in Spanish/English with World Kids Books!

Children and adults of all ages and language abilities are encouraged to join us for a series of storytimes in Spanish and English with a native Spanish speaking volunteer storyteller at the Vancouver Women's Library. World Kids Books will provide a pop-up shop of Spanish children's books available for purchase in the afternoon following the hour long program of stories and songs. 

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WEST AFRICAN DANCE: with Chiamaka Mogo
Feb
24
5:00 PM17:00

WEST AFRICAN DANCE: with Chiamaka Mogo

west african dance final.png

Chiamaka is the founder of the Initiative for Inclusive Dialogue in Nigeria (IIDN) - a nonprofit dedicated to empowering communities through awareness of good governance principles, and building capacities for better engagement with the state. 

She is an enthusiastic lover of Nigerian music and dance, believing firmly in their power to create positivity and connections wherever she goes. 

No registration is required to participate, though we will be accepting reservation requests via email, as space is limited. Please send us a separate email (not a reply to this one) if you would like to save your spot for any of the 6 sessions! If you are planning on dropping in, feel free to give us a call to inquire about space: 604-620-0400

For those attending Bookwomen of the 1970s Saturday evening - we encourage you to join us for this first session of West African Dance before the event! 

 

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 WE LOVE STORYTIME: Stories & Songs in Spanish/English with World Kids Books!
Feb
18
11:30 AM11:30

WE LOVE STORYTIME: Stories & Songs in Spanish/English with World Kids Books!

Children and adults of all ages and language abilities are encouraged to join us for a series of storytimes in Spanish and English with a native Spanish speaking volunteer storyteller at the Vancouver Women's Library. World Kids Books will provide a pop-up shop of Spanish children's books available for purchase in the afternoon following the hour long program of stories and songs. 

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OPEN MIC NIGHT: Round Four!
Feb
17
7:00 PM19:00

OPEN MIC NIGHT: Round Four!

Our fourth Open Mic Night is back by popular demand Saturday February 17th*, 7-10pm. Musicians, comedians, writers, poets, pun enthusiasts, kids with tricks, pups with borks - come one, come all - the floor is yours! Sign up begins at 6pm.

 

*Moved from the usual 2nd Saturday slot to accommodate our illustrious speakers for the much-anticipated Bookwomen of the 70s event - be sure to check it out!

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POSTPONED! Cycle Circles: Breast Exams + Women’s Health + Pelvic Floor Health
Feb
16
6:00 PM18:00

POSTPONED! Cycle Circles: Breast Exams + Women’s Health + Pelvic Floor Health

A monthly gathering for women to gain community, speak openly of their periods/cyclical nature, and discuss rotating topics. Ranging from anatomy, hands-on menstruation tips, pelvic floor health, and supportive nutrition. Lead by Emma, a Reproductive Wellness Coach and Doula. Topics will rotate, open discussion is encouraged and questions are greatly welcome! Tea and light goodies will be served.

Women of all ages with any hormonal concerns welcome.

Topics will include:

  • Monthly, rotating topics to lead discussions (ranging from nutrition, anatomy, menstruation and reconceptualization of your cycle)

  • Always including a holistic lens, herbal medicine recommendations + tips

  • A supportive woman-centric environment and space to speak your stories

  • Community you can come back to month after month

  • Knowledge and a place to ask your reproductive health & body questions

  • Holistic health recommendations

  • Guest speakers depending on topic!

When: 3rd Friday of every month at 6pm - Feb 16th

Topic: Breast Exams + Women’s Health + Pelvic Floor Health 

Where: 1255 Kingsway

Duration: 2 hrs

Cost: Suggested donation $10-$15, no-one turned away for lack of funds

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STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS: Writing Workshop
Feb
15
6:30 PM18:30

STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS: Writing Workshop

It's an incredibly freeing experience to write whatever comes up without constraint, censorship or judgment. Stream of Consciousness is a method of writing that reaches the deep recesses of the intuitive. Celebrate and explore the beauty and freedom that can result from raw uncensored acts of creation. Follow the thread, trust the pen, and see where the words take you.

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POSTPONED UNTIL FEB 18th* WE LOVE STORYTIME: Stories & Songs in Spanish/English with World Kids Books!
Feb
11
11:30 AM11:30

POSTPONED UNTIL FEB 18th* WE LOVE STORYTIME: Stories & Songs in Spanish/English with World Kids Books!

Children and adults of all ages and language abilities are encouraged to join us for a series of storytimes in Spanish and English with a native Spanish speaking volunteer storyteller at the Vancouver Women's Library. World Kids Books will provide a pop-up shop of Spanish children's books available for purchase in the afternoon following the hour long program of stories and songs. 

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Bookwomen of the 1970s: A Conversation
Feb
10
6:45 PM18:45

Bookwomen of the 1970s: A Conversation

Following a fabulous event at the Belkin (http://belkin.ubc.ca/current/beginning-with-the-seventies-glut), Vancouver’s legendary bookwomen approached us in hopes of a collaboration. We wanted to continue the conversation about the importance of books and women’s spaces. 

Join us for an evening of stories and a lively discussion about the “fast moving feminist scene” (Jeannine Mitchell) of the 1970s. This evening will center on the lives of the women who were involved in Vancouver’s literary, press and magazine culture of the 1970s, including the women who founded and sustained the Vancouver Women’s Bookstore and other feminist projects (such as Pedestal, Pressgang and Makara among others). A Conversation: seeks to engender an intimate setting of storytelling, mediated through a discussion of literature, feminism (past/present), friendship and labour. 

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It is important for (us) younger feminists to continue the dialogue and action of the women who came before us, to continue the legacy of women-run presses, bookstores, libraries and reading groups. We are a part of something greater: feminisms of the present that focus on readership, intellectual freedom and community engagement, Out on the Shelves, L’Eugelionne, Rereading room etc. as a continuation of the activities of the 1970s. 

The conversation will begin at 7pm. 

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ABOUT THE VANCOUVER WOMEN'S BOOKSTORE:
The Vancouver Women’s Bookstore opened in downtown Vancouver in 1973, at a time when the women’s movement was producing many feminist books, pamphlets and periodicals that were largely unavailable in local stores. To stock the store, organizers bought books from wholesalers, hand-sold them at women’s cultural events and used the proceeds to buy more until they had enough books and journals to line the shelves. The bookstore was also a space for literary readings, workshops and political organizing meetings, and it became a connection point for the international feminist network. The building was burned down by an arsonist in 1980, and the store moved twice before it closed in 1996.

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~Free event + RSVP required (we will be accepting donations for our fundraising efforts)
~Open to all
~After party from 9-late.

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WEST AFRICAN DANCE: with Chiamaka Mogo
Feb
10
5:00 PM17:00

WEST AFRICAN DANCE: with Chiamaka Mogo

west african dance final.png

Chiamaka is the founder of the Initiative for Inclusive Dialogue in Nigeria (IIDN) - a nonprofit dedicated to empowering communities through awareness of good governance principles, and building capacities for better engagement with the state. 

She is an enthusiastic lover of Nigerian music and dance, believing firmly in their power to create positivity and connections wherever she goes. 

No registration is required to participate, though we will be accepting reservation requests via email, as space is limited. Please send us a separate email (not a reply to this one) if you would like to save your spot for any of the 6 sessions! If you are planning on dropping in, feel free to give us a call to inquire about space: 604-620-0400

For those attending Bookwomen of the 1970s Saturday evening - we encourage you to join us for this first session of West African Dance before the event! 

 

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GRIEF AND LOSS WRITING TO HEAL FOUR WEEK SERIES: Session #4
Feb
5
6:30 PM18:30

GRIEF AND LOSS WRITING TO HEAL FOUR WEEK SERIES: Session #4

There are no 'shoulds' in grief. It will often take longer than it 'should' and always longer than you want it to. Writing through grief can be healing, as the words on paper are spoken from the heart. Authentic mourning anchored in feeling your feelings is an opportunity to embrace your open heart in ways that allow for and encourage healing. 

 

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CONSCIOUS WORD WARRIOR
Feb
1
6:30 PM18:30

CONSCIOUS WORD WARRIOR

This is an opportunity to move fully into a captured moment, and forgetting your genius, your talents and those of anyone else...write quickly with no preconceived subject, so quickly you retain nothing. Allow yourself to experience all sensations both inner and outer, and tune into the feelings these moments evoke in you. A written snapshot springing forth into conscious awareness. 

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GRIEF AND LOSS WRITING TO HEAL FOUR WEEK SERIES: Session #3
Jan
29
6:30 PM18:30

GRIEF AND LOSS WRITING TO HEAL FOUR WEEK SERIES: Session #3

There are no 'shoulds' in grief. It will often take longer than it 'should' and always longer than you want it to. Writing through grief can be healing, as the words on paper are spoken from the heart. Authentic mourning anchored in feeling your feelings is an opportunity to embrace your open heart in ways that allow for and encourage healing. 

 

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WE LOVE STORYTIME: Stories & Songs in Spanish/English with World Kids Books!
Jan
28
11:30 AM11:30

WE LOVE STORYTIME: Stories & Songs in Spanish/English with World Kids Books!

Children and adults of all ages and language abilities are encouraged to join us for a series of storytimes in Spanish and English with a native Spanish speaking volunteer storyteller at the Vancouver Women's Library. World Kids Books will provide a pop-up shop of Spanish children's books available for purchase in the afternoon following the hour long program of stories and songs. 

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