CANDICE JAMES - Poet Laureate
is the Poet Laureate of The City Of New Westminster, BC CANADA.
She is a full member of The League of Canadian Poets, a member of BC Federation of Writers and Poetry Gabriola.
She was born in New Westminster at Saint Mary's Hospital in 1948 and has spent most of her life in the City of New Westminster.
She graduated in 1965 from Lester Pearson Senior Secondary School, now known as NWSS.
began the rudimentary stages of her
writing, at the age of thirteen, composing essays.
Over the years Candice
continued writing and eventually moved into the arena of Poetry
, which continues to be her
preferred genre of writing.
is the Author of the surrealistic, poetry book, "A SPLIT IN THE WATER" consisting of 116 poems which was published by Fiddlehead Poetry Books/University Of New Brunswick Literary Press
in 1979 and is currently in many Canadian libraries.
The Spring 1980 Literary Press Group Catalogue (Association Of Canadian Publishers) described on page 170 "A Split In The Water" by Candice James
as follows: "A first book by a self taught poet characterized by brilliant imagery drawn from all facets of modern life."
most recent book of poetry is titled "INNER HEART - A JOURNEY" which was published by Silver Bow Publishing
and released in December 2010.
This is a 100 page poetry book with the main theme concentrated on Love Poetry.
It is available at Renaissance Bookstore 43 Sixth St., New Westminster, and online at www.wix.com/silverbowpublishing/silver-bow-publishing
Candice is the founder and creator of POETIC JUSTICE a weekly reading series held at Renaissance Bookstore, with a featured poet and open mic and she is also founder and creator of SLAM CENTRAL a bi-weekly spoken word performance poetry event offering cash prizes and held at The Heritage Grill.
spent many years employed in the financial services industry, the real estate industry, and the music industry both in the business end and on the performing side.
has continued writing over the past 30 years, mostly poetry, but also 3 screenplays and a children's book.
has been a featured guest on CFRO radio in Vancouver, BC on World Poetry program and Wax Poetic program.
continues to participate in poetry readings in New Westminster and the Greater Vancouver area of BC.
Candice's poem "New Westminster Quay" was the featured poem in the April 2010 edition of the Piffle Magazine
has also had poems featured in Corvus; Angie's Diary; The Loop; Royal City Record, and has led online forums for Writers Etc. For more information on the Writers Etc. forum please refer to the Blog tab at the top of the page.