From the page to the stage

Poetry Night in Canada at Victoria Playhouse—Aug 20

Poetry night in Canada is coming to the Victoria Playhouse August 20. 

Poets will take the audience on a journey through the decades, sharing personal stories of connection, belonging, colonization, freedom and liberation. Accompanied by special musical guests, Poetry Night in Canada will tell a collective story of love and connection to the heartbeat of Mother Earth. The event will begin at 7:30 pm. 

Curated by Island poet Julie Bull, Poetry Night in Canada is a celebration of Island poets in response to “150 years since confederation.”

“The poets at this event represent a wide range of perspectives and backgrounds, reflecting the beautifully diverse communities on Epekwitk. We are so excited to bring our words from the page to the stage at Victoria Playhouse,” says Bull. 

The night will include performances from Epekwitk’s first Mi’kmaq Poet Laureate, Julie Pellisser-Lush, current Poet Laureate, Tanya Davis, with Island poets Julie Bull, King Kxndi, Eberechi Okwuwolu and Softest Spot, plus special musical guests.

Johanna Nutter, artistic director at Victoria Playhouse says, “One of my visions is to bring a variety of local performances to our stage to help build creative community. We have music concerts and talks happening throughout the summer. We’re honoured that some of PEI’s most talented poets are coming together for Poetry Night in Canada, and we look forward to welcoming them to the Playhouse!”

Funded in part by Innovation PEI, Poetry Night in Canada is a collaboration between Victoria Playhouse and the PEI Writers’ Guild. 

Tickets are pay-what-you-feel and can be purchased at the Box office in person, by calling 1-800-925-2025, or online at victoriaplayhouse.com.