Announcing the 8th Annual Poetry Gabriola Festival

Announcing the 8th Annual Poetry Gabriola Festival

February 16 - 19, 2012

Poetry Gabriola had an amazing year in 2011 with the creation of the Poetry Yurt at the Commons and a full summer program of performance labs.

Now we're kicking off 2012 in a big way - with the 8th Annual Poetry Gabriola Festival! Newly positioned on the calendar to chase away the winter blues, this year's celebration of literature, spoken word, and music runs from Thursday, February 16 to Sunday, February 19 at the Dragon's Lodge on Gabriola Island.

The four evening mainstage performances feature artists from across Canada, including six British Columbia poets commissioned to create new works.  This year's commissioned poets are Susan Musgrave, Tanya Evanson, Barbara Adler, CR Avery, Jordan Scott and Tim Lander, and will be appearing through a special initiative formed in partnership with the BC Arts Council.

As well as four feature evening presentations, 2012 will offer afternoon events, salons, workshops, school shows, cameo performances, and of course the return of the hit event, Knock-Knock, Who's There? This FREE, family-friendly, site-specific installation features local and visiting artists performing in the 11 teeny, tiny cabins on the grounds of the Dragon’s Lodge. 

See you at the festival!