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Writers urged to find their voices during interesting times

West Coast environmentalist writer Danika Dinsmore to speak at WordStorm AGM

Nanaimo rapper Sirreal debuts new CD ‘In the Nick of Time’ at the Queen’s

Sunrise Records contest and $25K Kickstarter effort helped fund new album and tour

VIU visual arts graduates display work at View Gallery

Seven students will show off their work for the last time in VIU’s BA art program

Island symphony celebrates 10 years of holding the baton

Concert marks Vancouver Island Symphony leaderPierre Simard’s 10 years with the organization

Nanaimo’s inaugural poet laureate Naomi Beth Wakan retiring from public work

Wakan will host a final haiku workshop at the Nanaimo Museum this weekend

Author recounts ‘Cross Canada Adventures: Two Journeys a Lifetime Apart’

Qualicum Beach writer Ralph Martin reads from new book at Nanaimo North Library

Nanaimo comedian Peter Hudson hosting comedy fundraiser at the Queens

Hudson recently performed at Just for Laughs NorthWest in Vancouver

City honours ‘Nanaimo’s poet’ Audrey Alexandra Brown for ‘lifetime achievement’

Brown, an officer of the Order of Canada, enjoyed literary success in the 1930s and ’40s

Canada’s seventh poet laureate George Elliott Clarke coming to Nanaimo Museum

Event will include poets laureate from Nanaimo, Victoria and Comox Valley

Author Lawrence Winkler launches new book ‘The Bolthole’ at Nanaimo North Library

The historical novel examines New Zealand’s pre-contact, Victorian and modern eras

Toronto sculptor Ayala Reznik is Gabriola Island’s April artist in residence

Reznik will be working on her series of figurines at the Haven from April 3 to 30

Winnipeg comedian Ryan McMahon performing at VIU’s Malaspina Theatre

McMahon describes his act as part stand-up, part lecture on value of storytelling

Nanaimo filmmakers at work on first feature-length film

Darcy Touhey, Devon Kuziw and Maarten Bayliss first collaborated at Dover Bay Secondary School

Edmonton country singer Dan Davidson opens for Brett Kissel at the Port Theatre

Davidson, formerly of rock group Tupelo Honey, is having success in the country genre

John McDermott joins the Vancouver Island Symphony for St. Patrick’s Day concerts

Nanaimo performances will feature personal stories and traditional Irish ditties

Singer Ann Mortifee is giving a rare performance at the Port Theatre

Mortifee is sharing the bill with old friend folk-singer Rick Scott

So you think you can write? Islands Short Fiction Contest deadline looms

Organizers want 2,000 words or less from authors across the Island

Nanaimo musician makes Canadian Songwriting Competition short list

Whitey Somers needs online public support to be the winner

Nanaimo’s Bohemia Ballet to tour with support from charity ArtStarts in Schools

Dance company will tour B.C. schools from September to June 2019