Book launch of The Enpipe Line: 70,000+ kilometres of poetry written in resistance to the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipelines proposal
Friday March 23, 2012
505 Burrard Street, Vancouver / Coast Salish Territory
(in front of Enbridge's Northern Gateway Pipelines office)
The Call Out:
***Post-reading reception at Artspeak, 233 Carrall, Vancouver / Coast Salish Territory***
Please join Fred Wah, Jessie Schwarz, Steve Collis, Ben West, Kevin Spenst, Reg Johanson, Elaine Woo, Mercedes Eng and others for the launch of The Enpipe Line: 70,000+ kilometres of poetry written in resistance to the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipelines proposal.
Download your copy of The Enpipe Line at: http://enpipeline.org/until March 22. Please share widely and spread the resistance to Enbridge's tar sands pipeline-a project that would deepen the climate crisis at a time when global greenhouse gas emissions must peak and decrease.
The Enpipe Line goes dream vs. dream with Enbridge's proposed Northern Gateway Pipelines. If built, these 1,170 kilometre pipelines will carry tar sands oil and its poisonous by-products across more than 700 streams and rivers between Alberta and the B.C. port of Kitimat.
In Kitimat, crude oil would be pumped into supertankers for export, threatening the fragile coastal ecosystem with a major spill.
Originally conceived as a 1,170 kilometre-long collaborative line of poetry to match the length of the proposed pipelines, The Enpipe Line has grown to over 70,000 kilometres. Its community of poets comes from all ages and walks of life: woodworkers, painters, environmental campaigners, single parents, professors, children.
This book, like the pipeline it opposes, outlines a dream. But, unlike Enbridge's proposal, The Enpipe Line represents the shared desire of living community: that the proposed Enbridge pipelines project never sees the light of day.
The launch is outside, so please bring an umbrella.
We will migrate to Artspeak (233 Carrall) for a pipeline-cutting ceremony and open mic dance party after the reading. Doors open at 8:00 pm. All are welcome. No cover charge.
Please bring a cup. Beverages and snacks will be served.
Books will be available for purchase ($18). Proceeds from the sale of this book will go into an Enbridge Northern Gateway pipelines resistance legal defense fund.
Special thanks to Creekstone Press for publishing this international work of creative resistance.
Bring your friends. We can't wait to see you :)
For more info, please call (778) 987-3957.
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