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.
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