We would first like to acknowledge that our gathering place sits on the unceded lands of the Coast Salish Peoples, specifically the shared traditional territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), Tsleil-Waututh, and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) First Nations.
We hinted before that a new place to hang our poetry hat was in the works. Well, it’s finally been secured. All we need now is an all-clear from the health gurus that we can mix and mingle once more. The good news is we are not moving that far. We are relocating from Chinatown to Yaletown, and from an awesome bookstore to an up-and-coming university campus.
Fairleigh Dickinson University will be the new home for Poets Corner. Located in the 800-block of Cambie Street between Robson and Smithe, the Vancouver campus of FDU is one of two international campuses of a nearly 80-year-old private university in New Jersey. The other international campus is in Oxfordshire, England.
We’ll be gathering in their wonderfully intimate auditorium with raked seating for about 50. Completely wheelchair accessible, the auditorium comes equipped with a lectern, overhead projector and screen, dimmable lighting, and washrooms immediately adjacent to the room’s entrance.
How to get there
It’s an eight-minute walk from Yaletown-Roundhouse Canada Line station and a seven-minute walk from Stadium-Chinatown Skytrain station. The closest public parking is a three-minute walk from the parkade below the main branch of the Vancouver Public Library. The other good news is we are still able to meet on our regular third Wednesday of each month. The only small change is a 7:30pm start, a half-hour later than our current time. All we need now is for this virus to get stopped in its tracks.