​​CANDICE JAMES  Poet Laureate Emerita,  New Westminster,  BC  Canada 

Candice James  Poet Laureate Emerita for the City of New Westminster, BC CANADA is a poet, visual artist, musician, singer, songwriter, reviewer,and workshop presenter. She is an inspired painter and poet and has 13 books of poetry published by 5 different publishing houses and her poetry has appeared in many international anthologies and magazines.  Her artwork has appeared in Duende (Goddard University, Vermont USA); SurVision (Ireland); Wax Poetry Art (Canada) and she has sold over 50 of her paintings. 

Over 100 of songs she has written have been recorded and released by international recording artists.

FOUNDER OF: Royal City Literary Arts Society,;Poetic Justice; Poetry In the Park; Poetry New Westminster; Slam Central Spoken Word Society. 

PAST PRESIDENT OF: Royal City Literary Arst Society;  Federation of BC Writers;  Slam Central; Spoken Word,

PAST DIRECTOR OF: Spoken Word Canada (SPO-CAN); 

AWARDS:  Bernie Legge Artist/Cultural Award; Pandora's Collective Citizenship Award; Writers International "Distinguished Poet" award;  Pentasi B, Phillipines "Woman of Prestige" award;  World Poetry "Distinguished Poet" award

BOARD MEMBER: Festival of the Book Society, Victoria BC
BOARD AVISOR TO:  The Muse International (India); Poetry Life and Times (France).
MEMBER OF: League of Canadian Poets; Society of Composers and Authors Canada (SOCAN); Writers Union of Canada (TWUC); Arts Council New West.

JUDGING PANELIST: Jessamy Stursberg Youth Poetry Award; Judge of Raymond Souster Poetry Award; Pat Lowther Memorial Award

To see videos of Candice performing visit www.youtube.com/saddlestone11