The Fraser Valley Poets Society
The SNOWFLAKE PRINCESS BOOK LAUNCH JUNE 10, 2013 With Carol Todd
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.
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,
Visit the FVPS official website