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The Wild Lily Institute

The Fraser Valley Poets Society


Emily Isaacson & Carol Todd

After the break special guest Carol Todd shared her passion to help kids deal with the realities of  their cyber-world. She told us how she was taking a year out of her life as a long-time advocate for kids (she’s a special needs teacher) to advocate for her daughter (Amanda Todd) whose death after unbearable bullying was eight months from the night of the reading.

Emily’s book, Snowflake Princess, was especially significant to her because “Princess Snowflake” was the playful nickname she called Amanda. Carol reminded us how appropriate a snowflake is in describing our children and teens, with their beauty, uniqueness, and fragility.

Nicholas Roberts introduced Emily, after which she launched her book Snowflake Princess by reading selections from this prose-poetry book.

The poems employ various voices: Ivory—the Snowflake Princess;  Ebony—her mother and a young naturalist and poet; and the Philosopher—Ivory’s father (latter selections read by Brayden Sawatzky).   The poems delve into tragedy and suffering, and seek to find their meaning through poetry and symbolism.


For more info on the book, or to purchase: Snowflake Princess


The Fraser Valley Poets Society meets monthly in Abbotsford.

This year Emily Isaacson is serving on the board of directors as a member at large (2017-2018). 

The Fraser Valley Poets Society has booked the library for the following reading dates in 2016:

March 13, 2017

April 10, 2017

May 1, 2017

June 5, 2017

June 26, 2017

September 11, 2017

October 2, 2017

November 6, 2017


Time: 6:30 PM

Place: Clearbrook Library

32320 George Ferguson Way,

Abbotsford B.C.


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