CANDICE JAMES is the Poet Laureate of the City of New Westminster, BC, CANADA. She was born in New Westminster in 1948 and has spent most of her life in the City of New Westminster.
She is A full member of The League Of Canadian Poets; a member of the British Columbia Writers Federation, and founder and creator of Poetic Justice, a weekly poetry reading series and Slam Central, a bi-weekly spoken word performance poetry series.
She is also the Author of the surrealistic, poetry book, “A SPLIT IN THE WATER” published by Fiddlehead Poetry Books/University Of New Brunswick Literary Press in 1979 and "INNER HEART - A JOURNEY" published in 2010 by Silver Bow Publishing. Both books are over 100 pages.
Candice spent many years in the financial services industry, the real estate industry, and the music industry both in the business end and on the performing side. She has continued writing over the past 30 years, and in 2010 she has re-entered and re-established herself in the Literary Community.
She has been a featured poet on CFRO radio, Wax Poetic radio and World Poetry Cafe radio in Vancouver, BC and she has been featured poet at many poetry readings in New Westminster and the Greater Vancouver area. Her poems have also appeared in a variety of magazines and newspapers: The Loop; The Piffle; The Downtown BIA Newspaper; The Royal City Record; Tea Vancouver, Corvus etc.