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May 2020 Vertigo Poster

Vertigo Series Open Stage!
with feature reading by Micheline Maylor
Online via Zoom @ CVAF
Monday, May 18, 2020, 7-9 pm CST (Saskatchewan Time)
Free to attend

Perform your words, poems, songs, stories, spoken word at the online Open Stage!

Share your work or join us to listen. Open to writers, musicians, listeners & lovers of all ages.

Feature reading by Poet Laureate Emeritus of Calgary, Micheline Maylor.

Email info@vertigoseries.com to receive a Zoom invitation and to register to perform at the event.

Performers will each have 3 minutes to share. A second spot may be added if time allows.

Open Stage presented by The Vertigo Series as part of Cathedral Village Arts Festival with support from The League of Canadian Poets, Saskatchewan Arts Board, SaskCulture and Saskatchewan Lotteries.

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This event is free to attend and is a partnership between the Vertigo Series and the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild. Presented as part of the Cathedral Village Arts Festival.

Writing Workshop
Mon. May 18, 2020, 4-6 pm

Language, Lines, and Leaping: the Art and Craft in Short Forms (Poetry and Prose)

In this seminar, workshop, you will be asked to consider the art of choosing “the best words in the best order” as Coleridge said. We will consider concrete language and lines as units of craft. We will consider enjambment or the sentence as an artful structure. We will consider how lines click together to create new and exciting connections in the readers’ mind. You will be asked to write drafts and follow writing exercises.

Dr. Micheline Maylor is the Poet Laureate Emeritus of Calgary (2016-18). She is a University of Calgary Senator, a Walrus talker, a TEDx talker, and she was the Calgary Public Library Author in Residence (2016). Micheline attained a Ph.D. at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne in English Language and Literature with a specialization in Creative Writing and 20th Century Canadian Literature. She teaches creative writing at Mount Royal University where she won the 2015 Teaching Excellence Award, the 2018 Distinguished Faculty Award. She also teaches poetry short form at the University of Calgary. She was short-listed for the Robert Kroetsch award for experimental poetry. She serves as poetry acquisitions editor at Frontenac House Press since 2012. She is the co-founder of Freefall Literary Society and remains a consulting editor. Her most recent book Little Wildheart (U of A Press 2017) was long-listed for both the Pat Lowther and the Raymond Souster Awards. Her collection Whirr and Click was shortlisted for the Pat Lowther Award (2013). Her latest “How to be a Bad Wife” is due in 2021 with the University of Alberta Press.

How to watch:

Watch the launch from the comfort of your home or favourite wifi spot! Register and receive the Zoom link (recommended) or watch via CVAF Facebook Live, CVAF YouTube Live, or at www.cvaf.ca.

To watch via Zoom:
– Register for the event here https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/8215881124052/WN_Pj3K6GynRDG1fR7VtmE9sg
– In advance of the event, download Zoom
– At the time of the event, follow the emailed link or login to zoom and enter the meeting ID and password that were emailed to you.

To watch via Facebook Live:
– Navigate to the CVAF Facebook Page starting at 1 p.m. to find the Live video.
– On a computer, you can see the Live video on the Home tab or the Videos Tab.
– On the Facebook app, you can see the Live Video on the Home tab. (Just scroll down.)
– If you do not see a Live video it may not have started. Refresh your page to see updated posts.
– BONUS – Once the video is streaming, consider starting a “watch party” (under the share button) and invite your Facebook friends to watch with you.

To watch via YouTube Live:
– Navigate to the CVAF YouTube page from your browser or YouTube app starting at 1 p.m.
– On a computer or phone, find the Live video under “Home” or “Videos”.
– If you do not see a Live video it may not have started. Refresh your page to see updated posts.

InfoRed & Randell Adjei
Thursday, January 30th
7 to 9 PM
Craft Services Café
MacKenzie Art Gallery
3475 Albert St. Regina, SK

Presented as partnership between MacKenzie Art Gallery and Vertigo Series, join us Thursday, January 30 from 7 to 9 PM in the MAG café programming space for spoken word performances by Toronto-based poet, Randell Adjei and Regina-based poet and rapper InfoRed! Both artists will perform their own original work and then come together for a talk back conversation, exploring topics related to youth empowerment, spoken word and grassroots education.

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Vertigo Series
Monday, October 28, 2019 7:30pm
@ Crave Kitchen + Wine Bar
1925 Victoria Ave, Regina, SK
Admission: Free
All ages. Cash bar.

Readings by:
Adam Pottle
Joanne Weber
Deaf Crows Collective members:
Mustafa Alabssi, Fatima Nafisa and Shayla Tanner

Music by:
Francois le Roux, the HA!Man from South Africa

The Vertigo Series is pleased to offer live ASL interpretation and real-time captioning for this event.

Reading from the Land

Readings From The Land

with Jan Zwicky and Randy Lundy
in conversation with Trevor Herriot

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
College Ave Building, Room 112 (CB 112)
2155 College Ave. Regina, SK
Free parking available at rear of building.

Event is free and all are welcome.

Please join us for a conversation with Jan Zwicky and Randy Lundy as they discuss their work and read from their books. Hosted by Trevor Herriot, author of Islands of Grass, Towards a Prairie Atonement, and River in a Dry Land.

Presented as a partnership between the Vertigo Series and University of Regina Press.

With support from: Humanities Research Institute, Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild, U of R Faculty of Arts, U of R English Department.

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Vertigo Series Open Stage
in partnership with
Cathedral Village Arts Festival

Monday, May 20, 2019 7:00pm
@ The Artesian on 13th, 2627 13th Ave. (Wheelchair accessible)
Admission: Free. All ages. Cash bar.

Feature Performer:
Fabrice Koffy

House Musicians:
Cynthia Wells & The Rabble

Bring your words, poems, songs, stories, spoken word to share at the Open Stage! Set your words to music with house musicians! Feature performance by Montreal poet, Fabrice Koffy.

E-mail info@vertigoseries.com or sign up at the door.

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Performance & Writing Workshop with Fabrice Koffy:
Slam to Animate Words / Le Slam pour Animer les Mots
Monday, May 20 3:30 – 5:30pm
The Artesian on 13th – 2627 13th Ave, Regina (Wheelchair accessible)
Cost: Free
Everyone welcome

Join the Vertigo Series and the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild for a free afternoon performance and writing workshop with Montreal-based spoken word performer Fabrice Koffy at the Cathedral Village Arts Festival.