About Us

poetry gabriola logo 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 and artistic excellence.

Poetry Gabriola provides support and opportunities for local and regional 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 currently produces a seasonal reading series, Open Mic events, The Foun 10 of Uth Youth commissioning and mentorship series, and the ongoing QR Anthology project. Events run from 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.

Support Us

More info on our support page.

The Poetry Gabriola Society is a registered charity and can issue tax receipts for individual gifts of $20.00 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
P.O. Box 387

Gabriola Island, BC    V0R 1X0

Download the form to print out (600KB, PDF)

You can donate directly using Paypal, a secure online method of payment.

Become a Member!

Poetry Gabriola Memberships are only $10 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.

 

Volunteer

The Poetry Gabriola Society is dedicated to supporting local artists, to bringing local, national and international poets and performers to Gabriola, and to connecting communities through events, workshops, performances and festivals. We’re here because of you, and we want your involvement, in any form: Help us make a fundraiser a success, give us an hour a month to help with mailouts, scout new talent, tell your friends about events: We have many different volunteer opportunities throughout the year. Please contact us at info@poetrygabriola.com.

Community

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, Circle Craft Creative, The Gabriola Arts Council, Artworks and HIVE.

PGS is a non-profit society and a registered charity, governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.

Board of Directors:

  • Andreas Kahre – Chair
  • Aleksandra Brzozowski - Secretary
  • Hilary Peach - Treasurer
  • Jill Talbot - Communications Officer
  • Charlotte Cameron - Director
  • DB Boyko - Director
  • Alex Varty - Director