​​​​​​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 24 books of poetry published by 6 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.

​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

JUDGE  for Fred Cogswell Award for Excellence in Poetry;  Jessamy Stursberg Youth Poetry Award;  Raymond Souster Poetry Award; Pat Lowther Memorial Award

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); 

MEMBER OF: League of Canadian Poets; Society of Composers and Authors Canada (SOCAN); Writers Union of Canada (TWUC); Arts Council New West.

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