Poetry in the Park

For the most up to date information visit the official Poetry in the Park website and Facebook group.

PIP 2018 POSTER Final

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Summer 2017 lineup

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Poetry in the Park is back again for another great season of spoken words. Come check us out every Wednesday in July and August at the Bandshell in beautiful Queen’s Park!

Poetry in the Park website

Summer 2016 Lineup:

Dates                            Features

July 6                          Jordan Abel, Joanne Arnott & Ray Hsu

July 13                        Candice James & Geoff Nilson

July 20                        Elizabeth Bachinsky & Erin Kirsh

July 27                        Cecily Nicholson, Manolis & Kevin Spenst

August 3                    Jónína Kirton & RC Weslowski

August 10                  Kyle McKillop & Timothy Shay

August 17                  Susan McCaslin & Rob Taylor

August 24                 Raoul Fernandes & Johnny MacRae

August 31                  Wayde Compton & Renee Saklikar


Each summer, crowds gather at the Queen’s Park Bandshell to listen to our talented feature poets and outstanding open mic!

The 2015 season is now complete, but check this space in the spring for the 2016 lineup.

2015 Lineup

Want to relive the glory? 2015 was another stellar year on the Queen’s Park bandstand. We saw:

Date Features Host
July 1 Phinder Dulai & Kevin Spenst Kyle McKillop
July 8 Jonina Kirton & Manolis Janet Kvammen
July 15 Kayla Czaga, Bernice Lever, & Catherine Owen Aidan Chafe
July 22 Raoul Fernandes & Cecily Nicholson Alan Hill
July 29 Daniela Elza, Franci Louann, & Lara Varesi Deborah Kelly
August 5 Dennis E. Bolen, Fortunate Sonya, & Timothy Shay Ashok Bhargava
August 12 Bonnie Nish, Elaine Woo, & Deanna Young Lilija Valis
August 19 Jude Neale & Sylvia Taylor Aidan Chafe
August 26 Candice James & Celeste Snowber Kyle McKillop

Venue: the Queen’s Park Bandshell in New Westminster (find the exact location on Google here)
Schedule: weekly on Wednesdays in July and August (check the Events Calendar)
Time: 6-8pm
Cost: none
Format: 2 feature poets and an open mic
Host: rotating
Social media: join the Poetry in the Park Facebook group!

Poetry in the Park runs rain or shine!
In the event of rain, Poetry in the Park moves just a few steps away to the Arts Council New West gallery, located behind the bandshell, by the totem pole across the park’s road