• Feb 02 – Apr 28

    2019

    Art and Poetry: the poets have always preceded at Griffin Art Projects

    Griffin Art Projects is holding an exhibition about art and poetry in Vancouver, 1960 to present.

    January 26, 2019 – April 27, 2019
    Opening Reception, Friday, January 25, 7–9 pm
    1174 Welch Street
    North Vancouver, BC V7P 2R5
    Canada

    This exhibition explores common methods and musings of poets and artists in Vancouver since 1960 and gestures to the deep influence of the San Francisco Renaissance Poets on local writers. This project presents key moments from this entwined history of visual and textual poets through examples of publications alongside focused presentations of artist’s work. A conversation emerges through similar modes of cut-up reference and shared formal experimentation.

    The exhibition features Marian Penner Bancroft, bill bissett, Robin Blaser, Judy Chartrand, Judith Copithorne, Pierre Coupey, Peter Culley, Christos Dikeakos, Stan Douglas, Beau Dick, Geoffrey Farmer, Fran Herndon, Carole Itter, Roy Kiyooka, Tiziana La Melia, Al Neil, Judy Radul, Rhoda Rosenfeld, Trudy Rubenfeld, Nancy Shaw with many more.

    More info here.

    Calendar of events

    Friday, January 25
    Opening reception, 7-9pm

    Saturday, January 26
    Curators tour – 1pm

    Saturday, February 9
    Tiziana La Melia, Judith Penner and Renee Rodin – 3pm

    Saturday, February 16
    Andrea Actis, Danielle La France and Dorothy Trujillio Lusk – 3pm

    Saturday, February 23
    Mackenzie Ground, Rhoda Rosenfeld and Fenn Stewart, organized by Catriona Strang – 3pm

    Saturday and Sunday, March, 9-10
    Poets’ Theatre Workshop
    with Dodie Bellamy and Kevin Killian
    in co-production with The Capilano Review

    Saturday, March 23
    Clint Burnham, Mark Laba/ Cop Puppett – 3pm

    Saturday, March 30
    Travis O’Brian ‘Raven with Robin’s Egg’

    Saturday, April 6
    George Bowering, Daphne Marlett, Maria Hindsmith, Fred Wah reading from TISH – 3pm


  • Apr 25 – May 05

    2019

    Play: “Empire of the Son” in Kamloops

    Written and Performed by Tetsuro Shigematsu
    A Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre Production

    April 25 – May 4, 2019
    Pavilion Theatre
    Kamloops, British Columbia

    A funny and poignant one-man show by former CBC broadcaster Tetsuro Shigematsu about his rocky relationship with his emotionally reserved father, Akira. From the ashes of Hiroshima to swinging 1960s London, this acclaimed play shows how Akira’s incredible personal history has influenced two generations. Through visually striking live, cinematic vignettes, Tetsuro paints an intimate portrait of the evolving connection between father and son, and the deep-seated love for one another that they both struggle to express.

    “A celebration of the extraordinary in the ordinary”—Ottawa Citizen

    More information available from Western Canada Theatre.


  • Apr 26 – Apr 27

    2019

    Adeena Karasick in Dublin

    Friday, April 26
    Scenes Screams Screens and Semes: The Salomaic Elasticity of the Page and the Stage for TEXT/SOUND/PERFORMANCE: Making in Canadian Space University College Dublin
    Dublin, Ireland

    Saturday, April 27
    From Checking In
    for TEXT/SOUND/PERFORMANCE: Making in Canadian Space
    University College Dublin
    Dublin, Ireland


  • May 23 – May 27

    2019

    Carl Peters in Boston, MA

    Carl Peters will be presenting two papers at the American Literature Conference: “I Wanted to Teach a Poem: Reading William Carlos Williams” and “Clinical Modernism: Physician and Poet: William Carlos Williams.” More information here.

    May 23 to 26, 2019
    Westin Copley Place
    10 Huntington Avenue
    Boston, MA 02116


  • Jun 27 – Jun 29

    2019

    Adeena Karasick in Toronto for MEDIAETHICS HUMAN ECOLOGY IN A CONNECTED WORLD

    Thursday, June 27
    Mapping the Terrortory of Media Ecology: A FEMPOETICS
    The 20th Annual Convention of the Media Ecology Association: MEDIAETHICS HUMAN ECOLOGY IN A CONNECTED WORLD
    University of Toronto
    St. Michael’s College
    Toronto, Ontario

    Friday, June 28
    The Poetry of Media Ecology
    The 20th Annual Convention of the Media Ecology Association: MEDIAETHICS HUMAN ECOLOGY IN A CONNECTED WORLD
    University of Toronto
    St. Michael’s College
    Toronto, Ontario

    Saturday, June 29
    Speaking Jewish: The Talmudy Blues of Semantic and Semitic Environments
    The 20th Annual Convention of the Media Ecology Association: MEDIAETHICS HUMAN ECOLOGY IN A CONNECTED WORLD
    University of Toronto
    St. Michael’s College
    Toronto, Ontario


  • Jul 10 – Jul 16

    2019

    Adeena Karasick in Romania

    July 10 to 16
    23rd Annual International Festival
    “Curtea de Argeş Poetry Nights”
    The Foundation and Cultural Organization International Academy Orient-Occident
    Bucharest, Curtea de Arges, Romania


  • Jul 11 – Aug 19

    2019

    Play: “The Shoplifters” In Nova Scotia

    Morris Panych’s The Shoplifters stars Alma, a seasoned career shoplifter who prefers the five-finger discount over some lousy seniors’ day deal. But it’s not just an empty wallet that leads Alma to a life of petty crime – it’s also her strong convictions about social justice and economic equality. More information here.

    July 11 to August 18, 2019
    at Theatre Baddeck
    24 Queen Street
    Baddeck NS
    B0E1B0


  • Nov 26 – Dec 16

    2019

    Play: "Cottagers and Indians" in Ottawa, ON

    Cottagers and Indians takes a sincere and pragmatic look at the current conflicts between First Nations traditional water usage and property owners in cottage country who are looking to enjoy an undisturbed summer getaway. Written by Drew Hayden Taylor, an award-winning playwright, journalist, novelist and filmmaker, Cottagers and Indians had a successful debut at Tarragon Theatre in 2017. More info here.

    November 26 to December 15, 2019
    at the Great Canadian Theatre Company
    300–1227 Wellington Street West
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    K1Y 0G7

    “A deft touch for mixing comedy and commentary in an entertaining all-Canadian form of social satire.“—Vancouver Sun