Spoken INK – Writing Through Art


Please join us for a special Spoken INK on Saturday, June 15th from 7 PM – 9 PM at the Deer Lake Gallery to celebrate the works of Kathleen McGiveron and Fiona Tang with “Writing Through Art.”

Our featured poets will be sharing their poetry and prose inspired by these works, followed by an open mic for the audience to connect with the art. Following the Spoken INK tradition, we encourage an interactive evening for artists and audience to foster an appreciation of the exhibition and words coming together for a magical effect.

Sheilagh MacDonald is a member of the Burnaby Writer’s Society and is currently writing a series of short stories about a unique childhood in the Yukon. She was a Communication Chair for CUPE at SFU for several years and wrote newsletters for departments at SFU. Her training is Broadcast Journalism. She freelanced for CBC and a local radio station; wrote features and a column for local newspapers and magazines.

Vancouver author, poet, songwriter Bill Arnott is the bestselling author of Dromomania and Gone Viking. Bill’s Indie Folk CD is Studio 6. His poetry, articles and reviews are published in Canada, the US, UK, Europe and Asia, with a 2019 poetry prize from Pandora’s Collective amongst his featured work. Bill’s column Poetry Beat is published by the League of Canadian Poets and the Federation of BC Writers.

Cynthia Sharp is the Greater Vancouver Regional Rep for the Federation of BC Writers and a full member of The League of Canadian Poets. The author of Rainforest in Russet, she’s featured at The Vancouver International Writer’s Festival, Word Vancouver, Pandora’s Collective, Poetic Justice, The SFU Reading Series, The Vancouver Pubic Library, YVR Authors, Words on Fire in Port Alberni, The Writers Read Series in Toronto, Poesic Fest in Denver and events through North America.

Please join us on Saturday, June 15th from 7 pm – 9 pm for Spoken INK!