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Poetry Meets Art

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Poet Fran Bourassa hosts as talented local writers read poems inspired by our ‘Discovery’ exhibition. Audience members can participate by reciting their own exhibition-influenced poem during the ‘open mic’ portion of the evening.

Juried by artists Sunshine Frere, Vjeko Sager, and Seymour Art Gallery’s curator/director Vanessa Black, ‘Discovery’ is an exhibition that provides exposure to emerging artists. This fresh and eclectic show presents a collection of work by each of the nine exhibiting artists in a variety of media including drawing, painting, ceramics, collage, mixed media, fibre art, and sculpture. Despite this diversity, common themes arise and unlikely relationships are formed throughout the exhibition.

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Fran Bourassa
Fran Bourassa is a poet and contributing writer to numerous anthologies, including Breaking the Surface, the North Shore Writers Anthology, and most recently, Alive at the Centre, the Pacific Poetry Anthology and the acclaimed Force Field – 77 BC Poets edited by Susan Musgrave. Fran has won numerous writing contests, including at the Vancouver International Writers Festival, North Shore Writers Festival and Shuswap Writers Festival. She has been published in Literary Magazines including Sub-terrain and the BC Federation of Writers, WordWorks.

Trevor Carolan
Trevor Carolan’s new poetry collection In Formless Circumstance is his 20th book. He performs internationally and has produced two documentary films. Co-editor of the award-winning edition Cascadia: The Life and Breath of the World, and a former elected Councillor in North Vancouver, he teaches Literature and Environmental Studies at UFV.

David Geary
David Geary grew up in New Zealand inspired by the Maori trickster stories of Maui. When he moved to Canada he found a new home among the Tricksters of Turtle Island, Raven and Coyote. David is a StoryShapeShifter moving between theatre, film, fiction, documentary and poetry. His regular writing gig is creating haiku for twitter @gearsgeary. His regular teaching gig is at Capilano University in the Indigenous filmmaking program. He also teaches communications and documentary at Cap U, and playwriting for the PTC Playwrights Theatre Centre. David plays touch rugby in Stanley Park and lives by the yogic mantra: Life is short – Stretch it.

Alan Hill
Alan Hill is a Banjo player from the rural mountain country of downtown New Westminster. He is also the Poet Laureate of New Westminster and came in live in Canada in 2005 after meeting his Vietnamese Canadian wife whilst working in Botswana.

Angela Rebrec
Angela Rebrec is a writer, singer and graphic artist who likes to dance in her kitchen when no one is looking. She currently facilitates writing and creativity workshops for kids ages 6 to 106. Angela’s writing has been shortlisted for several awards and contests including PRISM International’s Nonfiction Contest. Her work can also be found in various journals and anthologies such as EVENT, Prairie Fire, the Dalhousie Review and GRAIN. She holds a degree in creative writing from Kwantlen Polytechnic University (Surrey,BC). Angela lives with her husband, three children and one slobbery hair-beast on unceeded Musqueam and Tsawwassen lands.

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