The Fraser Valley Poets Society


Emily Isaacson & Carol Todd 

After the break special guest Carol Todd shared her passion to help kids deal with the realities of  their cyber-world. She told us how she was taking a year out of her life as a long-time advocate for kids (she’s a special needs teacher) to advocate for her daughter (Amanda Todd) whose death after unbearable bullying was eight months from the night of the reading.

Emily’s book, Snowflake Princess, was especially significant to her because “Princess Snowflake” was the playful nickname she called Amanda. Carol reminded us how appropriate a snowflake is in describing our children and teens, with their beauty, uniqueness, and fragility.

Nicholas Roberts introduced Emily, after which she launched her book Snowflake Princess by reading selections from this prose-poetry book.

The poems employ various voices: Ivory—the Snowflake Princess;  Ebony—her mother and a young naturalist and poet; and the Philosopher—Ivory’s father (latter selections read by Brayden Sawatzky).   The poems delve into tragedy and suffering, and seek to find their meaning through poetry and symbolism. 

For more info on the book, or to purchase:  Snowflake Princess

Read Emily Isaacson's listing at the Fraser Valley Poets website here.

The Fraser Valley Poets Society meets monthly in Abbotsford. Emily is currently serving on their Board of Directors (2018-19).

The FVPS is hosting the BC Poetry Competition in 2019 until June 30 (now closed).

The FVPS has booked the Clearbrook Library for the following reading dates in 2019:

February 11, 2019

March 18, 2019

April 1, 2019

April 29, 2019

May 27, 2019

June 24, 2019

July 29, 2019

August 26, 2019

September 9, 2019

October 7, 2019

November 4, 2019

November 25, 2019

Place: Clearbrook Library
32320 George Ferguson Way,
Abbotsford B.C.

Visit the FVPS official website 
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