Poetry Gabriola Festival

Date: 
Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 08:00 - Sunday, February 19, 2012 - 23:59

The 2012 Poetry Gabriola 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, Gregory Scofield, 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.