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MacKenzie Presents: Vertigo Series 
Thursday, November 12, 2015 7:00pm

The MacKenzie Art Gallery, in partnership with Vertigo Series, presents an open stage, highlighting the best of music, writing, visual art, and poetry. Admission is $5. Cash bar.

Feature Performer:
Steven Ross Smith

House Musicians:
Brian Templeton and Herb Exner

Bring your writing and music to share during the Open Stage.
E-mail to sign up to share.


Writing Workshop with Steven Ross Smith
2:00 – 4:00 pm Thurs. Nov. 12 @ MacKenzie Art Gallery (Free)

Vertigo Series
A special edition on the eve of the SK Writers’ Guild Conference
Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015, 7:30pm

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Vertigo Series
2015 Autumn Schedule

Vertigo Series Season Kick-off!
Mon. Sept. 14, 2015 7:30pm
@ Crave Kitchen & Wine Bar
1925 Victoria Ave
Readings by: Lynda Monahan, Harold Rhenisch, Bren Simmers
Music by: Ben Winoski

Culture Days Words in the Park
Sat. Sept. 26, 2015, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
@ City Square Plaza Stage in Victoria Park
Readings by: Sharon Butala, Alex Cousins, Greg Simison, Coby Stephenson
Presented by the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild and The Vertigo Series

Vertigo Series
on the Eve of the SWG Conference
Oct. 22, 2015 7:30pm
@ Crave Kitchen & Wine Bar 1925 Victoria Ave
Readings by: Connie Gault, Elizabeth Philips, Dianne Warren
Music by: Ava Wild

Vertigo Series Open Stage
Nov. 12, 2015 7:00pm
@ MacKenzie Art Gallery 3475 Albert Street
Feature Literary Performer: sound and performance poet, Steven Ross Smith
Free workshop with Steven Ross Smith
Nov. 12 2:00pm @ MacKenzie Art Gallery

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The Vertigo Series Season Finale

Monday, June 29, 2015, 7:30pm

Hosted by:
Crave Kitchen & Wine Bar, 1925 Victoria Ave

Join us for the Vertigo Series Season Finale on June 29th at Crave! We’ve put together a very special event featuring Regina launches of new books by Lorna Crozier and Cassidy McFadzean. Irwin Kahan’s Memoir “Tending the Tree of Life” read by his daughter Barbara Kahan of Wild Sage Press. Music by world renowned drummer Flo Mounier all the way from Montreal and special guests. See you there to celebrate the season!

Many thanks to our partners and sponsors:

Brown Communications
Canada Council for the Arts
Crave Kitchen and Wine Bar
League of Canadian Poets
Saskatchewan Arts Board
Saskatchewan Lotteries

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Vertigo Series Open Stage
at the Cathedral Village Arts Festival
with Judith Krause and Dan Silljer!

Monday, May 18, 2015 7:00pm
Free Admission

@ The Artesian, 2627 13th Ave.

Bring your words, poems, stories, songs, spoken word to share at the Open Stage! Jam with house musician Dan Silljer. Feature reading by Saskatchewan Poet Laureate, Judith Krause.

E-mail to sign-up.

Those who sign-up prior to the event will be ensured a spot if time becomes limited. Sign-up will also be available at the event.

Many thanks to our partners and sponsors:

Brown Communications
Cathedral Village Arts Festival
Saskatchewan Arts Board
Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild
Saskatchewan Lotteries

The Vertigo Series

Monday, April 20, 2015, 7:30pm

Join us for readings by Saskatchewan Book Awards nominees.

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Full Moon Fling

“Vision + Voice” Workshop with Moe Clark

Tues. Mar. 24, 2:30 – 4:30 pm
@ The MacKenzie Art Gallery
Free Admission

Explore principles of “ekphrastic” poetry writing in response to a visual work in the gallery, then add sound through vocal experimentation with the looping pedal. Elements of spoken word, poetic prompts, vocal improvisation and talking circle will be explored in a group setting. No previous experience required. Bring a notebook, pen + open mind.

E-mail to sign up.
Limited spots available.

Moe Clark photo credit: Vivian Doan

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Vertigo Series Open Stage
Thursday, Mar. 26, 2015 7:00 pm
Admission: $5

Presented in Partnership with Thursday Night Live at
The MacKenzie Art Gallery
3475 Albert St.

Feature Performers:
Cheryl L’Hirondelle
Moe Clark

House Musicians:
Brian Templeton & Herb Exner

Bring your writing and music to share during the Open Stage.
E-mail to sign up to share.

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Jan. 19 7:30pm  Vertigo Series Event @ Crave

Feb. 9 7:30pm    Vertigo Series Event @ Crave 

Mar. 26 7:00pm  Open Stage Event @ MacKenzie Art Gallery

Apr. 20 7:30pm   Vertigo Series Event @ Crave

May 18 7:00pm   Open Stage Event @ Cathedral Village Arts Fest

June 29 7:30pm  Vertigo Series Event @ Crave

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Thursday Night Live in partnership with The Vertigo Series

@ MacKenzie Art Gallery

October 9, 2014 at 7:00pm

Enjoy a lively evening of music, and poetry, featuring poems inspired by Artist Wilf Perreaut. Featured writers: Byrna Barclay, Ken Mitchell, Judith Krause, Dee Hobsbawn-Smith, Gerry Hill, Tracy Hamon, Bob Currie, Connie Gault, Katherine Lawrence, and Terry Rigelhof.

Copies of the fully illustrated book Wilf Perreault: In the Alley | Dans La Ruelle, published in partnership with Coteau Books, will be available for purchase during the event.

Admission $5.00



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Join us on Sunday, September 14th for a talk with Gary Geddes:

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The Writer as Witness with Gary Geddes

Gary Geddes, one of Canada’s most acclaimed poets and editors, will be speaking on The Writer As Witness, at Regina Public Library Main Branch on Sunday, September 14 at 2:00 p.m. Author and editor of 45 books of poetry, fiction, drama, non-fiction, criticism, translation and anthologies, Geddes is also the recipient of a dozen national and international literary awards, including the Commonwealth Poetry Prize (Americas Region) and the Gabriela Mistral Prize from Chile. Gary Geddes has been called one of Canada’s best political poets. Discussion will follow the presentation. This event is sponsored by The Poets Combine, Saskatchewan Writers Guild, Amnesty International, Vertigo Reading Series, and Regina Public Library and supported by The League of Canadian Poets and Canada Council for the Arts.

On Monday evening, Gary will be reading from his new selected poems, What Does A House Want? (Red Hen Press).



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Vertigo Series Open Stage
in partnership with
Cathedral Village Arts Festival

Monday, May 19, 2014 7:00pm

The Artesian, 2627 13th Ave.

Feature Performance:
Dwayne Morgan
spoken word artist, motivational speaker and event organizer

House Musicians:
Brian Templeton & Herb Exner

Bring your writing and music to share during the Open Stage.

Sign up to share on the night of the event.

For more info email

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2014 Vertigo Series Event Dates

January 20th @ Crave

February 10th @ Crave

March 6th @ MacKenzie Art Gallery
Open Stage featuring Lillian Allen

April 28th @ Crave

May 19th @ Cathedral Village Arts Festival
Open Stage

June 9th @ Crave

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