The 2012 Festival has wrapped up...
Thanks, everyone, for a fantastic festival! We're all tired and glowy, and dealing with tidy-up, but we'll be posting photos, updates, and videos soon.
Check back in a few days for more, thanks.
In the meantime, flap on over to Corvus Magazine to check out some new work!
The Poetry Gabriola Society values risk, innovation, and adventure. We have provided a forum for great poetry and extraordinary performance since the year 2000, and are committed to a culturally diverse program steeped in artistic excellence.
Poetry Gabriola provides support and opportunities for local artists who work with words. We offer grants, book launch support, readings and professional artist’s fees to local writers and performers. We also invite artists of national and international renown to present their work in our island community, which in turn offers them the unique experience of intimate venues, a dedicated audience, and a pastoral setting.
PGS produces the annual Poetry Gabriola Festival, Readings At The Roxy, and The Words & Music Concert Series, in addition to workshops, cabarets, film screenings, site-specific productions and performance art events, all year long. We have presented poets, storytellers, songwriters, string ensembles, musical improvisers, historians, and rock stars, as well as practitioners of spoken word, sound poetry, hip-hop, poly-vocal collaboration and haiku. There is little we shy away from if it is text-based and compelling.
Donate and win! More info on our support page.
Poetry Gabriola has been profoundly impacted by recent BC funding cuts, and has experienced a loss of $20,000, which represents half our operating budget. Your support makes a huge difference.
The Poetry Gabriola Society is a registered charity and can issue tax receipts for individual gifts of $10.00 or more. All donations go toward paying artists and producing events.
If you would like to support or sponsor a future Poetry Gabriola event, please return this form with a cheque made payable to:
The Poetry Gabriola Society
888 Canso Drive
Gabriola Island, BC V0R 1X2
Download the form to print out (600KB, PDF)
The Poetry Gabriola Festival could not exist without your support.
You can donate directly using Paypal, a secure online method of payment.
Become a Member!
Poetry Gabriola Memberships are only $5 a year.
Memberships can be paid at any of our event venues, or by mail. Remember to leave us your name, email address, and phone number so we can keep our records up-to-date and mark you as “Paid”!
You can also purchase a membership instantly online by clicking the button below.
The Poetry Gabriola Society is dedicated to supporting local artists and bringing poets and performers to Gabriola for your enjoyment. And we’re here because of you. We have various volunteer opportunities throughout the year.
We work with many community organizations and businesses to produce projects. Community partners have included the Gabriola Commons, The Gabriola Museum, The Gathering Place Youth Centre, The Gabriola Library, Vancouver Island University, GROWLS, The Dancing Man Music Festival, The Gabriola Theatre Festival, The Roxy Lounge, The Haven Institute, The Surf Lodge, The Women’s Institute Hall, The Gabriola Arts Council, and Artworks.
PGS is a non-profit society and a registered charity. We are guided by Artistic Director Hilary Peach, and governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.
Board of Directors:
- Alexander Varty – Chair
- Portia Boehm -Secretary
- Helene Balaban - Treasurer
- Susan Yates - Director
- Charlotte Cameron - Director
- Sara Charon - Director
- Dirk Huysman - Director
- Artistic Director: Hilary Peach