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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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Vertigo Series Writing Session
@ MacKenzie Art Gallery (Free admission!)
Sunday, October 20, 2013, 2:00pm

Join writer and visual artist Susan Andrews Grace for an afternoon of writing and response at the MacKenzie Art Gallery.

Participants will explore the cross fertilization between written and visual forms and have the opportunity to create new work in response to the exhibition, 7: Professional Native Indian Artists Incorporated.

Any new work inspired by this session can be presented at the Open Stage on November 21, 2013 at the MacKenzie Art Gallery.

Please register in advance for this free writing session by calling (306) 584-4250 ext. 4292.


The Vertigo Series will collaborate with community organizations for events during Culture Days 2013:

Friday, September 27, 2013

C.R. Avery Workshop (free)

4:30 pm – 6:30 pm @ Creative City Centre 

C.R. Avery feature performance
at CVAF Culture Days Poetry Slam (free)

7:30 pm @ The Mercury Café

The power of collaboration brings performance artist, C. R. Avery, to Regina! This beat-box poet, punk piano player and outlaw harmonica player will offer a writing and performance workshop on Friday afternoon. Join us Friday evening to experience his work as the featured artist of the 2013 CVAF Culture Days Poetry Slam. These events are made possible through a partnership between The Vertigo Series, The Saskatchewan Writers Guild, the Cathedral Village Arts Festival and Word Up Wednesday (Creative City Centre).

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The Vertigo Series Open Stage

in partnership with the Cathedral Village Arts Festival

Monday, May 20th

@ St. Mary’s on 15th
3337 15th Ave.

Feature performance by spoken word artist Greg ‘Ritallin’ Frankson from Ontario.

Performance will be followed by an Open Stage.

Open Stage: bring your words and ideas – share your poems, stories, lyrics, spoken word!

All styles welcome!

This event is free and open to people of all ages.

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Monday, Feb. 25, 7:30pm

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Open Stage @ the MacKenzie!

Thursday, Nov. 8, 7:30 pm

Vertigo Series Performances and Open Stage
@ MacKenzie’s Thursday Night Live

Join hip-hop artist InfoRed, singer/spoken word artist Tara Dawn Solheim, and musicians from the Local Onlyz with special guests for a night of performance inspired by the exhibition Carl Beam at the MacKenzie Art Gallery. Audience members are invited to bring their own art-inspired writing to the stage for an open-mic portion of the evening. Cash bar. The reduced $5 admission fee is supported by The Vertigo Series.

Thursday Night Live is presented in partnership with the MacKenzie Art Gallery.

The Vertigo Series

Tuesday, Oct. 30, 7:30pm

Crave Kitchen + Wine Bar
1925 Victoria Ave

Brenda Niskala
Nora Gould
Barbara Langhorst


Writing Workshop @ the MacKenzie!

Saturday, Oct. 20, 2:00pm

Vertigo Series Writing Workshop

Join spoken word artist, poet, singer, and songwriter Tara Dawn Solheim for an afternoon of writing and response at The MacKenzie Art Gallery. Participants will explore writing tools and styles while experiencing the exhibition Carl Beam. Any new work inspired by this workshop can be presented at the Thursday Night Live Open Stage on November 8. Registration is required. Call 584-4292 to register for this FREE workshop.

This workshop is presented in partnership with the MacKenzie Art Gallery.

The Vertigo Series

Mon. Sept. 24th, 2012


Change of Venue!!!

Now at the Cathedral Freehouse!!! 

2062 Albert St.

Open Mic for Writers hosted by Vertigo Series and the Cathedral Village Arts Fest Mon. May 21, 2012

Literary Open Mic with Vertigo Series and CVAF Join the rain of words – bring your writing – share your work! The Vertigo Series and the CVAF Literary Committee team up for an open mic session at the Fainting Goat. More info in CVAF Guide.

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The Vertigo Series

Presented by Brown Communications Group

Mon. April 2, 2012, 7:30pm

Hosted by:
Crave Kitchen + Wine Bar
1925 Victoria Ave

Vertigo Celebrates Irving Layton’s 100th Birthday!
Presented by Brown Communications Group
Mon. Mar. 12th, 2012, 7:30pm

Hosted by: Crave Kitchen + Wine Bar
1925 Victoria Ave

Vertigo Reading Series
Presented by Brown Communications Group

Mon. Feb. 13th, 2012, 7:30pm

Hosted by:
Crave Kitchen + Wine Bar
1925 Victoria Ave
Suggested Donation – $5


Ken Fox

Fionncara MacEoin

Caitlin Ward

Bernadette Wagner


Ryan Anderson

Ken Fox

Ken Fox lives in Regina, Saskatchewan with his five-year-old daughter Shania and partner Aleks, with whom he co-edited Utilitarian Donuts in 2010. He likes to write things that smell, and sometimes even look, like poetry, and has self-published 12 chapbooks of such verbal waste-matter. He is the host & programmer of Naval Aviation In Audio on CJTR.

Fionncara MacEoin

Fionncara MacEoin is a writer living in Saskatoon. Her poetry has appeared in The Society, Transition and CV2. Recent publications include a chapbook Even the Sky Parts (JackPine Press 2011). MacEoin is currently the Programme Assistant at Sage Hill Writing Experience and studies at the University of Saskatchewan.

Caitlin Ward

Caitlin Ward is a Saskatoon-based writer. Her poetry has previously appeared in The Society, in medias res, and Grain Magazine. Her literary non-fiction has appeared in Spring, and she is a regular columnist for The Prairie Messenger. She has performed spoken word on many occasions, including at the Saskatoon Slam Semi-Final in summer 2011. Ward teaches creative writing to newcomer youth at the Saskatoon Open Door Society on a volunteer basis.

Bernadette Wagner

Bernadette Wagner is a multi-genre writer from Regina SK. Her collection of poetry, This hot place (Thistledown), was shortlisted for a 2010 Saskatchewan Book Award. This past summer she participated in the Widening Embrace recording project with Carolyn McDade & Friends. This fall, an excerpt from her unpublished fiction manuscript won first place for Children’s Literature in the SWG Short Manuscript Awards. She serves as Co-ordinator of the Literary Arts for the Cathedral Village Arts Festival and as Secretary of the Sage Hill Writing Experience.  And she’s happy to be back at Vertigo!


Ryan Anderson – Musician/Actor

Well music has been a staple in my life since I could pick up a tennis racket and pretend to be the Beatles or The Rolling Stones. This seemed to go over very well during some of my parent’s many parties. In high school I taught myself to play a real guitar and sing everything I learned. A couple years after graduation started “NUM” in 1994 a band I’ve been in ever since. We’ve played all over Saskatchewan and Southern Manitoba, but manly here in Regina in the local bars. We spent many years sharing the stage at Bart’s On Broad with Donny and the Moon Dogs and Jack Semple on occasion. When I’m not playing with the band I’m writing and acting in local comedy theater. So long story short, my heart is in the arts. I’m not rich but it’s a nice place to be.