Projects and presentations

Poet Laureate Review to Date

Inauguration May 2018

PROJECTS TO DATE:

Before the Road—completed May 2019, Grade 9 USS + Heartwood

Hearing Range—started (received partial funding from CBT, applied for funding from BC Arts Council in July 2019, referred to April 2020 Arts Culture and Heritage Grant)

Sheri-D Wilson—Sheri-D cancelled 3 days prior, Poet Laureate and Janice Lore ran the workshop and prepared the performance.

Walk for the Wild Things—complete

Night Write—New Year Writing Studio at Darwin’s, complete

Website and social media—ongoing
Mary Oliver Tribute Night—ad hoc tribute night/poetry party, complete
International Women’s Day—commemorative poem

Shut Up and Write—Hosted a weekly writing studio for 8 weeks
National Poetry Month—Daily poem series on the website, complete
SummerFest—Expressions of Nature, community theatre performance with Esther Celebrini
Gust O Wind Series—Featured 2 New Zealand poets & open mic at the gazebo in July hosted by Janice Lore


Future:
Potential Shane Kyoczan(theatre size, audience size?)

PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS:

Reading at First St dock during the search for 3 men lost to drowning

Reading PRAS Summer Festival, with Esther Celebrini

Reading SurfRider theatre event, prepared for but cancelled

Delegation to council on the benefits of arts, culture and heritage to a community

Brief address and reading during council meeting, about sewage

Performance and address during Poetry Cabaret (in lieu of Sheri-D Wilson)

Performance and address Totem Pole raising community dinner

Performance and address Council Inauguration Poem

Presentation and reading at the Rainy Award

Address: Walk for the Wild Things

Performance PRAS Summer Festival, with Esther Celebrini

Presentation: presentation to council in the aftermath of Councillor Baert’s death

Presentation and address at the public memorial service for Dorothy Baert

POEMS:

No World Beyond This (rainy day poem a propos of weather)

War In The Woods (requested by community member)

The Days Between (response to multiple drownings)

Hishuk ish Tsawalk (on the occasion of the totem pole)

Storm Force! (for Tourism Tofino, requested by them)

International Women’s Day

For Dorothy


CELEBRATING LOCAL POETS:

Cedar Forest (showcased the work of a young poet)
Janis McDougall (showcased the MMIW poem of Jan McDougall)
Sherry Marr (showcased this local poet’s work, through links to her posts)
National Poetry Month (Tofino and BC poets showcased daily on the website)
National Poetry Day (Highlighting books by local poets on the website)