About

This is the official web page of poet Valerie Parks
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Val Parks was born in New Westminster and has lived in the area all her life.

She was married for 47 year when her husband, Damon, passed away. She has been writing poetry since she was fifteen years old. She has published three books, Walking Along the Quay (a chapbook), Pathways and Wisdom of a Thousand Fools.

Her poems have been published in several anthologies.
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Books
Wisdom of a Thousand Fools, Silver Bow Publishing, New Westminster 2011
Pathways, Silver Bow Publishing, New Westminster 2011
Walking Along the Quay, New Westminster
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Anthologies
Royal City Poets, Silver Bow Publishing, 2015
Saving Seeds, New Westminster Writers, 2014
Royal City Poets, Silver Bow Publishing, 2013
Royal City Poets, Silver Bow Publishing, 2012
Between Earth and Sky, Silver Bow Publishing, 2012
Royal City Poets, Silver Bow Publishing, 2011
Mind Paintings, Silver Bow Publishing, 2011
Sudden Thunder, Silver Bow Publishing, 2010
Our Many Voices, New Westminster Writers, 2009
Island Treasures, Poetry Institute of Canada, 2008
Life As We Know It, 2000

Also Published at
New Westminster Writers, Official webpage
Tickled By Thunder, Surrey Periodical, out-of-print, 2002 & 2003
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Arts Activism
Served New Westminster Writers group since 1990s.
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Presented at
Surrey muse
Poetry in the Park
Poetic Justice
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More about Valerie
New West writer’s Group
Surrey Muse
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Header image
Love locks at New Westminster quay by David W.
yelp.ca/biz_photos/new-westminster-quay-boardwalk
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