NEWS

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN 2017

April 22 –  workshop at the Earth Day Celebration 
Royal BC Museum Victoria, BC
April 30The Blanket Exercise is part of my Reconciliation Initiative
on Bowen Island, a series of cultural and educational events to learn
the true nature of our historical and contemporary relationship with
Indigenous People. The Gallery at Artisan Square 2-6 pm.
May 12-13Becoming Intimate with the Earth workshop- Nanaimo, BC
To register: www,bethlehemcentre.com
June – launch of my first book of poems, They Ask Me Why I Sing So Loud
published by Collins Foundation Press. Date and location TBA
September – launch Whale in the Door: Re-Imagining Howe Sound
published by Caitlin Press. Date and location TBA

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN 2015

APRIL 11

Becoming Intimate with the Earth workshop, Bowen Island 10 am – 4 pm,

Information and Registration: http://bowenislandyoga.com/workshops-and-events/

APRIL 26

I will be reading from my book, Becoming Intimate with the Earth, as part of the Creative Non Fiction Collective Conference in Victoria at the Bard and Banker at 3 PM

Admission Free

APRIL 29

I will be reading from my book, Becoming Intimate with the Earth, at the West Vancouver Library, 7 – 8:30 PM Admission Free

MAY 9 

TELLING A NEW STORY FOR OUR UNCERTAIN TIMES - Vancouver Workshop

10 am – 4 pm, VanDusen Garden, Information and Registration: www.earthliteracies.org

May 23

TELLING A NEW STORY FOR OUR UNCERTAIN TIMES - Victoria Workshop

10 am – 4 pm, Friends House, Information and Registration: www.earthliteracies.org

June 4 – 7 Seizing an Alternative: Toward an Ecological Civilization

I will be a presenter at this conference in California

Information: http://www.ctr4process.org/whitehead2015/

WHAT HAPPENED IN 2014

SEPTEMBER 20

Becoming Intimate with the Earth workshop

Imagine spending a day at the exquisite VanDusen Garden, to immerse yourself in Earth’s beauty and generosity, and to experience how you are embraced by, and embedded in, the natural world. Pauline Le Bel’s workshop, Becoming Intimate with the Earth, invites you to do just that. With wisdom, song, and poetry you will be guided through the Ways of Intimacy described in her book of the same title: The Ways of Wonder, Emptiness, Imagining, Transformation, and Community. We will move through and out of the old stories that told us we were separate, independent, isolated beings, and breathe in the new stories – scientific, cultural, and economic – that illuminate our interdependence and responsibility to all life.

VanDusen Garden

 Date:  Sat September 20, 2014 Time:  10:00 – 4:00   Cost: $65. Includes Garden admission fee. Please bring your lunch.  Refreshments are included. Location:  VanDusen Botanical Gardens, Cedar Room, 5251 Oak St.

To register, contact:  250-220-460l, earthliteracies@gmail.com, www.earthliteracies.org

November 1 – Victoria

Becoming Intimate with the Earth workshop

Sponsored by Earth Literacies

Description: We have a new sacred narrative for the world – a scientific cosmology that redefines the role of humans and offers hope in these challenging times. Pauline Le Bel, in her book, Becoming Intimate with the Earth, offers powerful ways to live inside that story. With wisdom, wit, and poetry, she will guide workshop participants through the Ways of Intimacy described in her book: Wonder, Emptiness, Imagining, Transformation, and Community.  There will be many opportunities for group interaction as we look at the stories that have led to our isolation and separation from the natural world, and unwrap the new stories – scientific, cultural, economic, environmental – that demonstrate how intimately we are connected to everything in the Universe. The workshop includes storytelling, Intimacy Practices, and one or two of Pauline’s Earth-honouring songs

Date:  Sat November 1, 2014
 Time:  9:30 – 3:30
 Cost:  $65. Please bring your lunch.  Refreshments included

Location:  Friends Meeting House, 1831 Fern Street

To register, contact:  250-220-460l, earthliteracies@gmail.com, www.earthliteracies.org

 April 10 – Vancouver - Pauline will read from her book, Becoming Intimate with the Earth, at Banyen Books. Free Event. Thursday, April 10 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm

https://www.banyen.com/products/becoming-intimate-earth

WHAT HAPPENED IN 2013

January – March - Pauline will complete the final draft of her book, Becoming Intimate with the Earth, to be published later this year by Collins Foundation Press. (more info about book launch to come)

February 10 - 3 PM – Pauline will sing with a valentine flavour at the Bowen Court Open House, with guitarist, Teun Schut, and wild cellist, Corbin Keep.

March 8 - 7 PM - Telling a Better Story -  Pauline is joined by biologist, Paul Fast, for an interactive presentation that takes the audience on a fascinating evolutionary journey. Through poetry, song, and story they present the scientific creation story of the birth and evolution of the Universe, a story that offers us a bigger picture of who we are and why we are here. This will be followed by a Storytelling workshop. The Gallery at Artisan Square, Bowen Island. Admission by donation. All proceeds to the David Suzuki Foundation.

September 27 - 7 PM - Literary Café - Pauline will join other local writers to read her poems and sing a song or two. At the Gallery at Artisan Square. Admission by donation.

October 15 – Publishing date for Pauline’s new book, Becoming Intimate with the Earth.

October 27 - 1:30 – 3:30 PM - Becoming Intimate with the Earth book launch. Pauline will be reading from her new book published by Collins Foundation Press. At The Left Bank Bistro on Bowen Island. Music. Refreshments served. All welcome. A great way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

December 21 - 7 PM – Winter Solstice Concert with Pauline and her many musical friends. Cates Hill Chapel. (more info to come)

WHAT HAPPENED IN 2012

January 28 - An evening in Paris- Pauline is featured in this French Cabaret, a fundraiser for Island Pacific School. Tix $35 at IPS and PhoenixMarch - Science, Wisdom and the Future  - Pauline’s chapter, “Sing Two Songs and Call Me in the Morning” on the science of music is included in this book, published by Collins Foundation Press. www.collinsfoundationpress.com/April 3 - Elder College, Capilano University - Telling a Better Story - Pauline is joined by biologist, Paul Fast, for an hour-long interactive presentation that takes the audience on a fascinating evolutionary journey. Through poetry, song, and story they tell the scientific creation story of the birth and evolution of the Universe, a story that offers us a deeper understanding of the role of humans, inspires respect for the natural world, and motivates us to take action so that future generations may thrive on a flourishing Earth. The presentation is part of a six-part series, Issues & Ideas, sponsored by the David Suzuki Elders. For information and to register: www.capilanou.ca/ce/eldercollege/north-shore-ec/Tuesdays/April 7 – 5:00 pm - Interview with David Essel - Pauline, a contributing author in the book, “Science, Wisdom and the Future” will be interviewed about the science of song. How do lyrics and music move us emotionally, intellectually and inspire us to create a new, dynamic life? How can we create the life we desire through the use of music and song? David Essel ALIVE! Transformational Talk Radio on XM Satellite 168 is also Streaming Live Online (no subscription needed) at www.talkdavid.com.May – December – Pauline will be working on her book, Becoming Intimate With The Earth  to be published in spring 2013 by Collins Foundation Press. Check back later for more details.December 21 – Pauline will perform her Song for the Winter Solstice and read from her novel, The Song Spinner at a fundraiser for the Bowen Island Community Hall. Cates Chapel.WHAT HAPPENED IN 2011

January 26- March 2 – 7:30 – 9:00 pm. Vocal Playshop - Pauline will be giving a series of 6 vocal classes for all levels of singers. The classes focus on playful sound making, range, resonance and interpretation in a non-traditional way to increase confidence and expressiveness no matter what genre of music. Maximum 10. Beginners welcome. Location: Bowen Court Hall 1070 Miller Rd. For information and to register, email:songspinner@shaw.ca.

February/March - Pauline is in the studio recording her amusing songs for her 5th CD, DEEP FUN – Songs about Science, Food and Sex. She is accompanied by cellist, Corbin Keep; guitarist, Teun Schut; and bassist Susanna Braund, with Pauline on keyboards. The CD will be available in May

May/June - Pauline is planning a concert tour of Vancouver/Vancouver Island/Gulf Islands to promote her new CD. She will also be offering vocal playshops. Visit her blog for more information paulinelebel.wordpress.com/.

May 5 - Vocal Playshop - for singers at all levels. Beginners welcome. 7-10 p.m. The Gallery at Artisan Square, Bowen Island. Adults – $35; Seniors – $30. For information and to register email: admin@biac.ca

May 7 - Deep Fun Concert - Pauline performs her amusing songs about science, food and sex at The Gallery at Artisan Square, Bowen Island. For information and reservations email: admin@biac.ca

May 12 - Deep Fun - Pauline will perform her amusing songs about science, food and sex at the Silk Purse in West Vancouver. 10:30 a.m. For information and reservation: www.silkpurse.ca

May 20 - Deep Fun Concert - Salt Spring Island. Please contact Samantha Sanderson swsanderson@shaw.ca

June 15 - Deep Fun Concert - Courtenay, BC. Please contact Nancy Morrison nancyjmorrison@hotmail.com

June 25 - Vocal playshop at “Human Be Herd” – an Equine Facilitated Personal Development workshop at Gavin Lake Forestry Centre, near Williams Lake BC. For more information, check the website: www.humanbeherd.com or email Thea Fast at horsingaround@telus.net.

July 9 - Write on Bowen! Gala Pauline will read from her book of short stories, I Sang for My Father: a Memoir. Cates Hill Chapel. 7:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Bowen Island Arts Council. For tickets and more information: admin@biac.ca.

October 2 – Whidbey Island. Unitarian Universalist Church Pauline will present her musical poetic telling of the scientific creation myth with the congregation making the sounds of the Universe.

October 18 - Vocal Gym. Pauline’s popular vocal class for all levels of singers. The Gallery on Bowen Island 7-9 pm. For information: admin@biac.ca

November 15 - Breath, Sound and Movement - for singers and non-singers. The Gallery on Bowen Island 7-9 pm. For information: admin@biac.ca

November 24 - Suzuki Elders Forum. Pauline will open and close the forum with song. Vancouver Public Library – Central Branch

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