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Candice James is a poet, writer, visual artist, musician, singer/songwriter, reviewer, and workshop facilitator. She held 2 three year term as Poet Laureate of The City of New Westminster, BC CANADA 2010 - 2016. She is Founder and Past President of Royal City Literary Arts Society; Past President of the Federation of British Columbia Writers; and Past Director of SpoCan. She is a full member of the League of Canadian Poets and also founder of: “Poetry New West”; “Poetry In The Park”; “Poetic Justice” and “Slam Central”. She has been keynote speaker at “Word On The Street”, and “Black Dot Roots Cultural Collective” and has judged the “Pat Lowther Memorial Award; and the Jessamy Stursberg Youth Poet Award” for the League of Canadian Poets. She is the recipient of Pandora’s Collective Citizenship Award; and recipient of the Chamber of Commerce Platinum Awards prestigious Bernie Legge Cultural/Artist award.
She is Author of eleven poetry books:”A Split In The Water” (Fiddlehead 1979); “Inner Heart – A Journey” (Silver Bow 2010); “Bridges and Clouds”(Silver Bow 2011); “Midnight Embers – a Book of Sonnets” (Libros Libertad 2012); “Shorelines – a Book of Villanelles” (Silver Bow 2013); “Ekphrasticism – Painted Words” (Silver Bow 2013); “Purple Haze”(Libros Libertad 2014) “A Silence of Echoes”(Silver Bow 2014); “Merging Dimensions” (Ekstasis Editions 2015); :Short Shots (Silver Bow 2016); “Colours of India” (Xpress Publications 2016).
Candice has featured at many venues both civic and public and appeared on television and radio. She has presented workshops, mentored writers; written prefaces and reviews, published articles, and short stories. Her poetry has appeared in many international anthologies and her poems have been translated into Arabic, Farsi, and Italian.