Hendrik Slegtenhorst – Literary CV

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Hendrik Slegtenhorst, at Poetry New West, New Westminster, BC, introducing and reading from A Sequence on Ethics, 15 January 2017 (Photo: Alan Hill)

Hendrik Slegtenhorst has published Caravaggio‘s Dagger (Iguana, Toronto, 2013, 105 pp.) and over 140 works in established media.

He is a professional member of the Canadian Authors’ Association, and a full member of the League of Canadian Poets.

He is a past co-chair of the Professional Arts Coalition of Edmonton, past president of the Federation of British Columbia Writers, and a past director of the Alberta Branch of the Canadian Authors’ Association.

His cultural website is www.culturalrites.com. A Canadian and Dutch citizen, he lives in Vancouver.

His interests are literature, music, and the arts; the natural environment and the urban landscape; and, the realization of community identity, aspirations, and needs. His work experience extends across:

  • his activities as a professional writer, speaker, columnist, and editor;
  • board directorships in cultural, community, and economic development;
  • executive management of local government and heritage institutions;
  • senior management of post-secondary education; and,
  • corporate appointments in project management, information technology, human resources, compensation, and training at transnationals.
Hendrik Slegtenhorst. Long Beach, Vancouver Island, BC. 1 April 2016. (Photo: Gloria Steel)

Hendrik Slegtenhorst. Long Beach, Vancouver Island, BC. 1 April 2016. (Photo: Gloria Steel)

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Publication of Caravaggio’s Dagger (A Pursuit of Right Action), poetry, Iguana Books, Toronto, ON, September 2013. 120 pp. Print, Kindle, & e-Pub editions. ISBN 978-1-77180-015-0. Twenty-two of the book’s eighty poems were previously published. Part One of A Sequence on Ethics.

Caravaggio’s Dagger, book launch, Audreys Books, Edmonton, AB, 28 November 2013.

Sharon Drummond Chapbook Prize, finalist, chapbook version of Caravaggio’s Dagger. Reading, and panel discussion on “Why Poetry Matters,” Alberta Culture Days, Shelf Life Books, Calgary, AB, 28 September 2013.

Caravaggio's Dagger

Caravaggio’s Dagger

Reviews

Dr. James Delgado, Director of Maritime Heritage, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, Washington, DC, USA & Author of more than 32 Books, 22 December 2013

Henk Guittart, Founder, Artistic Director, and Violist of the Schoenberg Quartet and Schoenberg Ensemble, Molenhoek, the Netherlands, 29 January 2014

Kadrush Radogoshi, Distinguished Kosovar Poet, Novelist, and Essayist – Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 1 February 2014

Candice James, Poet Laureate of New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada, 24 January 2016

John Ferguson, Chief Administrative Officer, Municipal County of Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada, 4 February 2014

Derek Brooks, Executive Director, Harcourt House Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 22 October 2013

Over 90 literary publications in established Canadian and American periodicals, 1970-present, including:

  • Canadian Literature (University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC),
  • The Fiddlehead (University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB),
  • Dalhousie Review (Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS),
  • Windsor Review (University of Windsor, Windsor, ON),
  • Prairie Fire (Winnipeg, MB),
  • Grain (Saskatoon, SK),
  • the new quarterly (University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON),
  • The Antioch Review (Antioch College, Yellow Springs, OH),
  • Descant (Toronto, ON),
  • Nashwaak Review (St. Thomas University, Fredericton, NB),
  • The Malahat Review (University of Victoria, Victoria, BC),
  • CV2 (Winnipeg, MB),
  • Qwerty (University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB), and
  • Triadæ (Madrid and Toulouse).

Civil Thoughts on Government Series, 42 columns and articles on local government, written for The Saint Croix Courier (St. Stephen, NB), 2007-09, The Bowen Island Times (Bowen Island, BC), 2010, and for Municipal World (St. Thomas, ON), 2008-14.

Mahler and Freud Meet in Leiden

Den Vergulden Turk, where Mahler and Freud met, Breestraat, Leiden, Netherlands

Completion of the manuscript of Mahler and Freud Meet in Leiden, on the innate relationship of life to existence, 110 pp., 78 poems, Edmonton, AB, June 2005-March 2015. Thirty-five of the poems have been published. Part Two of  A Sequence on Ethics.

“Shostakovich in Peace River,” from Mahler and Freud Meet in Leiden, featured reading by Trevor Abes on my behalf at Descant final launch, Toronto, ON, 29 January 2015.

“Adventitious Salvation,” from Mahler and Freud Meet in Leiden, short list for Prism Magazine’s 2014 poetry contest, Vancouver, BC, March 2014.

“Even Nazis Can Sing,” “This Side of the Infinite,” and “Declension,” from Mahler and Freud Meet in Leiden, nominated by Grain (Saskatoon, SK) for the National Magazine Awards, Toronto, ON, January 2014.

“Curtis and the Conclave of Invertebrates,” from Mahler and Freud Meet in Leiden, CBC Literary Prize, long list for poetry, 2011.

Constellations of Desire, poetry, manuscript in progress, Vancouver, BC, July 2015-present. 75% (60 poems) complete. Seven of the poems have been published. Part Three of A Sequence on Ethics.

“CanLit Poets,” teaching series, Canadian Literature (University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC) http://canlit.ca/canlitpoets/about, 2004-present.

Canadian Literary Awards, finalist, short story, 1995.

English Bay, Stanley Park, Vancouver, Canada. 2 January 2016. Photo: Hendrik Slegtenhorst

English Bay, Stanley Park, 2 January 2016 (Photo: Hendrik Slegtenhorst)

Online writer and publisher, CulturalRites, www.culturalrites.com, 450+ original articles on culture, government, and place, Vancouver, BC & Edmonton, AB, 2012-present. Articles on the Bach cantatas have been selected by the J.S. Bach-Stiftung (St Gallen, Switzerland) in January, 2012, and August, 2013; on urban heritage preservation in San Antonio by San Antonio’s @PresDaily, in April, 2014; and, articles on arts and culture appeared regularly on The #yegarts Daily (Edmonton, AB). The blog attracts around 10,000 views annually and has 250+ followers. Principal social media presence is through LinkedIn (900+ connections) and Facebook (600+ connections). Twitter (175+ connections) and Google+ (5,000+ views annually) also are used.

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Hans Selye

Hans Selye

Editor, 1968-2016. My editorial work originated in my engagement as editorial assistant to Dr. Hans Selye, discoverer of the biologic stress response and founder of stress research, at his Institut de médecine et de chirurgie expérimentales, at l’Université de Montréal. I have also been engaged in editorial activity as managing editor of five annual editions of the calendar of Alberta’s Athabasca University; through my private business in Vancouver, in the improvement of graduate theses and papers, largely in the field of information technology; and, as an international trade specialist, in the development of teaching materials for cultural groups and artisans.

League of Canadian Poets, full member, Toronto, ON, 2016-present.

Canadian Authors’ Association, professional member, Orillia, ON, 2011-present.

Preservation and restoration of parliamentary architect Thomas Fuller heritage town hall, St. Stephen, NB, assistance to CBC Radio Saint John and to Colin Woodard, Portland Press Herald, Portland, Maine, and consultative guidance in political governance and community liaison, June 2014-February 2016.

Professional Arts Coalition of Edmonton, director and co-chair, Executive Planning Council, Edmonton, AB, 2014-15. Development of modernized strategic plan. Commissioned member and market research. Commissioned audience and resource development plan. Heightened AGM profile and attendance by adding performance and keynote. Elevated staff support from contract administration to executive director.

Professional Arts Coalition of Edmonton, chair, advocacy committee, Edmonton, AB, 2014-15. Created terms of reference and stabilized membership. Implemented annual plans for meetings and communications with elected officials.

Professional Arts Coalition of Edmonton, member, communications (2012-13) and advocacy (2012-15) committees, Edmonton, AB, 2012-15.

Edmonton Heritage Council, juror, Edmonton, AB, 2014.

Stroll of Poets’ Society, “Fresh Voices,” a showcase of six young poets, Upper Crust Café, Edmonton, AB, 23 June 2014.

Edmonton Poetry Festival, Café Readings, Audreys Books, host and featured reading, Edmonton, AB, 27 April 2014.

Professional Arts Coalition of Edmonton, Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts, juror, Edmonton, AB, March 2014.

Stroll of Poets’ Society, vice-president and workshop coordinator, Edmonton, AB, 2014.

Canadian Authors’ Association Alberta, board member-at-large and interim programme chair, Edmonton, AB, 2013.

Edmonton Poetry Festival, venue host, Three Bananas Café Reading, Edmonton, AB, 28 April 2013.

Edmonton Poetry Festival, host, Three Bananas Cafe, 28 April 2013.

Edmonton Poetry Festival, host, Three Bananas Cafe, 28 April 2013.

Canadian Authors’ Association Alberta, board programme co-chair, host for writer Don Gillmor presentation and workshop, Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Old Strathcona, Edmonton, AB, 29-30 March 2013.

Canadian Authors’ Association Alberta, board representative, Cultural Human Resources Council and Edmonton Arts Council joint presentation on cultural collaboration, Prince of Wales Armoury, Edmonton, AB, 22 March 2013.

Stroll of Poets’ Society, visioning session, Edmonton Public Library, Edmonton, AB, 26 January 2013.

Edmonton Poetry Festival, volunteer (John Steffler and Dionne Brand events), Edmonton, AB, 25-26 April 2012.

Proponent, Peace River Art Harbour regional cultural complex, Peace River, AB, 2011-12.

Peace River Museum, oversight as Chief Administrative Officer of Peace River, AB, 2011.

Registrar, The Banff Centre, Banff, AB, 2010-11. Admissions, enrolment, adjudication, audition, financial aid, accommodation, meals, faculty contracts. Artists in music and sound; film and media; literary, visual, theatre, and aboriginal arts. Business lead for development of new participant and faculty information system.

Invitational Faculty, Capilano University, Municipal Administration Training Institute, North Vancouver, BC, 2010.

Federation of British Columbia Writers, president, vice-president, and treasurer, Vancouver, BC, 2009-10.

Inaugural chair, community centre action committee, Bowen Island, BC, 2009-10.

Director, Charlotte County Civic Centre Project, Inc., St. Stephen, NB, 2008-09.

Director, St. Stephen Development Board, Inc., St. Stephen, NB, 2008-09.

Chocolate Museum and Charlotte County Museum, oversight as Chief Administrative Officer of St. Stephen, NB, 2006-09.

Canada Council grant for professional writers, Vancouver, BC, 2004.

Training and curriculum development in marketing of cultural goods and services. Clients included Cultural Human Resources Coun­cil, Trade Team Canada, Department of Canadian Heritage, Vancouver Dance Centre, and Canadian Arts Presenting Association, 2003-08.

Creation, sale, and international promotion of Canadian ceramics, Vancouver, BC, 2002-06.

Editors’ Association of Canada British Columbia, director and membership chair, Vancouver, BC, 1997-99.

Executive Director, Vancouver Museum, Vancouver, BC, 1996-97. Canada’s largest civic museum; collections in ethnology, archaeology, natural history, history, and Asian studies.

  • Five successive boards of governance. Unanimous ratification of new collective agreement with CUPE. Protection of $1,000,000 of government grants. Stabilization of operations and finances, including return of gift shop to profitability.
  • Conversion from bricks to cash of a neglected capital gift for a net yield of $1,350,000. Facility reconstruction, first phase, on time, under budget.
  • Resumption of exhibitions; sponsor funding up to $40,000. Production support negotiated with sister institutions. Co-host, Canadian Museums Association national conference.
  • External liaison with the City of Vancouver, the Vancouver Parks and Recreation Board, the University of British Columbia’s Museum of Anthropology, the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Vancouver Aquarium, Science World, Vancouver Opera, the Vancouver Symphony, Ballet B.C., the Vancouver Playhouse, Bard on the Beach, the Children’s Festival, and Vancouver Foundation.
At Princes Island, Calgary, Alberta. 27 September 2011. (Photo: Gloria Steel)

Hendrik Slegtenhorst. At Princes Island, Calgary, Alberta. 27 September 2011. (Photo: Gloria Steel)

Poetry New Westminster, featured reading, Heritage Grill, New Westminster, BC, 15 January 2017.

Poetry New Westminster, reading, with Phil Ransom and Robert Martens, Heritage Grill, New Westminster, BC, 23 October 2016.

Poetry New Westminster, featured reading, Original’s, New Westminster, BC, 13 March 2016.

Poetry New Westminster, reading, with George McWhirter and Cassy Welburn, Original’s, New Westminster, BC, 6 March 2016.

Royal City Literary Arts Society, Poetic Justice series, featured reader, Original’s, New Westminster, BC, 10 January 2016.

Stephan G. Stephansson House Provincial Historical Site, featured reading, Alberta Culture annual poetry event, Markerville, AB, 13 July 2014.

Edmonton Poetry Festival, ‘New Books,’ CBC Centre Stage, featured reading, Edmonton, AB, 25 April 2014.

Mill Woods Artists' Collective, 27 March 2014 (Photo: Gloria Steel)

Mill Woods Artists’ Collective, Edmonton, Alberta, 27 March 2014 (Photo: Gloria Steel)

Glass Door, Mill Woods Artists’ Collective, featured reading, Edmonton, AB, 27 March 2014.

Poets’ Haven, Stroll of Poets’ Society, featured reading, Audreys Books, Edmonton, AB, 23 February 2014.

Glass Door, Mill Woods Artists’ Collective, reading, Edmonton, AB, 30 January 2014.

Poets’ Haven, Stroll of Poets’ Society, reading, Audreys Books, Edmonton, AB, 17 November 2013.

Edmonton Poetry Festival Society, reading, Three Bananas Café, Edmonton, AB, 28 April 2013.

Edmonton Poetry Festival Society, reading, Audreys Books, Edmonton, AB, 30 March 2013.

Stroll of Poets’ Society, reading, AGM and Anthology Launch, Milner Public Library, Edmonton, AB, 24 March 2013.

Canadian Authors’ Association Alberta, Let it snow, let it grow. Co-winner, best reading. The Carrot, Edmonton, AB, 3 March 2013.

Poets’ Haven, Stroll of Poets’ Society, reading, Upper Crust Café, Edmonton, AB, 14 January 2013.

Poets’ Haven, Stroll of Poets’ Society, reading, Audreys Books, Edmonton, AB, 13 January 2013.

Poets’ Haven, Stroll of Poets’ Society, reading, Upper Crust Café, Edmonton, AB, 5 November 2012.

Edmonton Poetry Festival, reading, Three Bananas Café, Edmonton, AB, 29 April 2012.

Edmonton Poetry Festival, reading, Harcourt House, Edmonton, AB, 29 April 2012.

Bowen Island Arts Council, reading, AGM, The Gallery at Artisan Square, Bowen Island, BC, 18 October 2009.

 

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