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President and Founder

Royal City Literary Arts Society
Box #308 - 720 6Th Street
New Westminster , British Columbia V3L 3C5
Canada

Company Description: The purposes of the Royal Literary Arts Society (RCLAS) are to increase and broaden the understanding and knowledge of written and spoken word as an art form; to...   more
Background

Employment History

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Education

  • Lester Pearson Senior Secondary School
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"Skyheart" by Candice James The Arts and Entertainment Magazine - Dec 19, 2011 "In Midnight Embers, Candice burns the essence of love's sweet perfume onto our souls to reveal its burnt offerings."
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Candice James is a poet, musician, singer, songwriter and visual artist. She is currently in her second 3 year term as Poet Laureate of The City of New Westminster. She is President and founder of The Royal City Literary Arts Society; a full member of The League of Canadian Poets; Board Advisor The International Muse (India); Honorary Professor at the International Arts Academy (Greece); Past President of the Federation of British Columbia Writers; Past Director of SpoCan; Past President of Slam Central Spoken Word; creator of the long running events "Poetic Justice" and "Poetry in the Park". She is the recipient of "Writers International Network's Distinguished Poet Award " and recipient of the Pentasi B "Woman of Prestige Award " (Philippines). She was a judge for the Jessamy Stursberg Canadian Youth Poet Award 2012 and is a judge for the Pat Lowther Memorial Award 2014.
Candice is the author of 8 books of poetry "A SPLIT IN THE WATER" - Fiddlehead Poetry Books 1979; "INNER HEART - A Journey" (Silver Bow 2010); "BRIDGES AND CLOUDS" (Silver Bow 2011); "MIDNIGHT EMBERS - A Book of Sonnets" (Libros Libertad 2012); "SHORELINES" (Silver Bow 2013); "EKPHRASTICISM - PAINTED WORDS"(Silver Bow 2013); "PURPLE HAZE" (Libros Libertad 2014); and "A SILENCE OF ECHOES" (Silver Bow 2014). Her 9th book of poetry "Merging Dimensions" will be publishing in early 2015 by Ekstasis Editions.
Candice has been a featured on radio and TV shows "Shaw TV"; "Wax Poetic", "World Poetry Café", and "Story Time". She has also been featured poet, workshop facilitator, keynote speaker, and panelist at "Word on the Street"; "Black Dot Cultural Collective"; "Write on The Beach" and "Lit Fest New West". Her poems have appeared in a variety of international anthologies, magazines, newspapers, and e-zines. Candice presents her poetry in schools and at literary events. She has a monthly column "Poet's Corner" in the Piffle Magazine since 2011.
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"Candice James is a poet with many facets to her poetry. In this book of sonnets she takes us on a journey through the agonies and ecstasies of love and then with the flow of her pen leads us seamlessly to the darker underside of the human psyche.
In Midnight Embers, Candice burns the essence of love's sweet perfume onto our souls to reveal its burnt offerings. Each sonnet is a true masterpiece of form. I found parts of myself deep within her words as she writes from that place in the heart we have all visited on those long lonely nights."
Richmond Public Library-Press Releases
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Poets Alan Hill & Candice James to be Featured at Richmond Library - Poetry Open Mic to Follow
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Poets Alan Hill and Candice James will read from their new books, The Broken Word and Shorelines on January 21st from 7 to 8 p.m., followed by a poetry open mic from 8 to 9 p.m. in the living room at the Brighouse (Main) Branch of Richmond Public Library, 7700 Minoru Gate.
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Candice James is in her 2nd three-year term as Poet Laureate of New Westminster. She is also President of the Royal City Literary Arts Society and the recipient of WIN 2013 Distinguished Poet Award. She is also a professional musician, singer, songwriter and artist.
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Candice James
Candice James 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.
Candice 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.
She 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."
Candice's 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.
Candice 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. She has continued writing over the past 30 years, mostly poetry, but also 3 screenplays and a children's book. She has been a featured guest on CFRO radio in Vancouver, BC on World Poetry program and Wax Poetic program. She 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. She 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.
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