Vertigo Series MAG Poster Nov 2017

Vertigo Series Open Stage

Thursday, Nov. 16th, 2017 7:00pm
@ MacKenzie Art Gallery, 3475 Albert Street, Regina SK

Feature Reader: FRED WAH
Poet, novelist, scholar & former Canadian Parliamentary Poet Laureate, Fred Wah will share a reading of his work.

Feature Musician: DAVID L. MCINTYRE
Composer and pianist, David L. McIntyre, will share an original composition and join in the fun of the open stage by responding and collaborating on piano with his playful, witty and moving music.

Calling all writers, musicians, theatre artists, visual artists & movement artists! Bring something to share — a poem, song, story, spoken word piece, dance, the story behind an image, a monologue or scene! All are welcome on this open stage!

Each artist will begin with a 5 min. spot. A second spot may be added if time allows.

E-mail to sign up or sign up at the door.

Presented as part of Thursday Lates programming at the MacKenzie Art Gallery.

Join us in the afternoon for a free workshop…

Image/Text Workshop with Fred Wah
2:30-4:30 pm Thurs. Nov. 16th, 2017
@ MacKenzie Art Gallery

Free admission with pre-registration.
Space is limited to 10 participants.
Please register for workshop by emailing

Fred Wah will share insights and images from a collaborative visual art project he is involved with focused on the Columbia River. One of the outcomes of the project is a long poem, beholden: a poem as long as the river. Co-written with Vancouver poet Rita Wong, the poem is 114 feet long and typed on either side of a printout of the Columbia River. The poetic image installation is presently at Touchstones Gallery in Nelson, BC and will be at Emily Carr University in March. Along with the Columbia River project, Fred will briefly talk about a few other image/text projects he’s been involved with, mostly available in his book, Sentenced to Light.

Participants in this Image/Text Workshop are asked to bring a photograph of a nearby waterway (for ex. Wascana Creek or the South Saskatchewan River) along with a poetic text that somehow relates to the photo. During the workshop, there will be time to look at and listen to each person’s photo/poem and discuss.