Poetry Gabriola introduces its new board of directors for 2016

Following its Annual General Meeting and Visioning session, the Poetry Gabriola Society is very pleased to introduce its new board of directors, and plans for an expanding vision of the society’s role on Gabriola, and on the national literary and performance scene.

The new board includes longtime Gabriola-based interdisciplinary artist Andreas Kahre as chair, Aleksandra Brzozowski as secretary, former artistic director Hilary Peach as treasurer, Jill Talbot as communications officer, and Charlotte Cameron, DB Boyko and Alex Varty as directors.

“It's a strong team, and we are very excited by the prospect of developing new ideas and programming based on the recent visioning process” says Andreas Kahre. “We want to intensify our partnership with other arts organizations on Gabriola, build on the work by the previous board in engaging local and youth communities, and connect Gabriola to the relationships with national and international artists that this group of artists and curators brings to the organization.”

The new board would especially like to thank outgoing board member Susan Yates, who has served as a director since 2007 and was instrumental in the evolution of the organization, and past board chair Lisa Webster-Gibson, director of programming since 2012. We also extend our heartfelt thanks to visioning facilitator Fay Weller, and to all who have supported the society as audience, participants, donors, and volunteers."

“One of our first priorities is to invite Poetry Gabriola’s ‘extended family’ to mingle, muse, and be a part of the next move.” Kahre says. “Stay tuned!”

For more information about the society, and to become involved, please email info@poetrygabriola.com or call 250-325-2264.