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.
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2012 Festival FEBRUARY 16-19
Welcome to the 8th Annual Poetry Gabriola Festival!
Every year Poetry Gabriola likes to try something new, and this year we’re changing things up again … by bumping the festival from November into February! We thought a fabulous celebration of literature, spoken word, and music would be just the thing to chase away those post-holiday blues, and we hope you agree!
Once again the festival will be held at the amazing Dragon’s Lodge, at the end of Dragon’s Lane, off North Road. This was the perfect venue for the festival last year and we are delighted to be inviting you back.
The 2012 Festival will introduce audiences to exciting Canadian artists who are new to Gabriola, and will also welcome back some familiar favourite faces. This year’s showcase project is a collaboration with the British Columbia Arts Council called From Page to Podium. This special initiative features six BC poets commissioned by Poetry Gabriola to create new works to debut at this year’s festival. The commissioned poets are Barbara Adler, CR Avery, Tim Lander, Susan Musgrave, Tanya Evanson, and Jordan Scott.
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.
Last but not least, don’t miss Mingle! - the delightful pre-show wine bar featuring surprise performances where audiences and artists can meet and mix.
We hope you enjoy this year’s Poetry Gabriola Festival as much as we enjoy seeing you there! Have a great weekend!
Hilary Peach, Artistic Director