Chantal Gibson Writer-Artist-Educator

@ chantalgibsonartist Vancouver BC

Where Visual and literary art meet


Eden Mills Writers' Festival

I will be reading at The Eden Mills Writer's Festival. 

Sunday September 8th

Join me on Sunday September 8th at 12:30pm.

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OCAD University Key Note August 28, 2019 1:00pm

How She Read: So, what does it mean to Decolonize your mind?

A talk by artist/author Chantal Gibson

I’m in the on-going process of decolonizing my thinking—that makes me feel very uncomfortable at times, so, right now, I’m sitting still in the discomfort and listening to the Intersectional, Indigenous and LGBTQ2 voices that are informing my life and my work. ~Chantal Gibson

In the process of decolonizing her thinking, teacher, artist, author Chantal Gibson believes we can’t change institutions without looking back, ‘loosening our tongues,’ and critically evaluating how colonialism seeps into our classrooms. In this hybrid lecture/reading/artist talk, Gibson will share her book How She Read and discuss how looking back at the classrooms of her past helped her reimagine her current teaching practice. 

Faculty Workshop August 28 2:30pm

"The Other James Baldwin" Creative Workshop: Using the past to rethink today's curriculum.  

Eden Mills Writers' Festival September 8, 2019


Reading and interview with 

Madhur Anand, 

Sunday September 8th at 12:30pm

OCADU Key Note Talk August 28, 2019


OCAD University Key Note and 

Faculty Workshop

Wednesday August 28, 2019 

Sunshine Coast Festival August 17, 2019


Poetry reading with co-presenter 

Chelene Knight, Sechelt

Saturday August 17th at 2:30pm.  

Growing Room Literary Festival March 2019


Panel/Readings Sunday March 10th Writing on the Wall, Storytelling in Visual Art at 10:30am and Black Voices Raised at 7:30pm--Red Gate Review Stage.

Wax Poetic on Vancouver Co-Op Radio Feb 27 2019


RC Weslowski interviews poets 

Chantal Gibson and Cicely Belle-Blain about their work and the upcoming Growing Room Festival.

CBC North by Northwest February 24 2019


Interview with Khalil Akhtar and reading from How She Read. 

Click image to go to interview.

How She Read Book Launch Open Space Feb 19


Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 7:30 pm 

Book launch and reading from Gibson’s forthcoming book of poetry, How She Read, at Open Space.

Open Space Victoria Exhibit & Residency Jan 12-Feb 26


Saturday, Feb. 16 at 2:00 pm 

Artist talk and panel discussion on confronting the romance of empire in education and cultural institutions, alongside Victoria-based educators, curators, and artists.

TOME McPherson Library UVIC Jan 12 -Feb 26


Thursday, Feb. 14 at 3:00 pm  Reading from How She Read at the University of Victoria’s McPherson Library, Room A003. 

CBC On the Coast February 13th 2019


Interview with Gloria Macarenko for  Ladies Night: Reading Women in the City and How She Read. Click image to go to interview.

Vancouver Public Library February 13th 2019


Ladies Night: Reading Women in the City 6:30pm to 8:30pm with Chelene Knight, Juliane Okot Bitek and guest Whitney French.

Ross Creek, Canning, NS Feb 10 - Mar 25, 2019


How She Read: (re)Visiting my Mother's Nova Scotia. Virtual artist talk February 10th at 2pm.

Vancouver Public Library M October 2018 - April 2019


Morph: Change the Story

Vancouver Public Library's inaugural exhibition. 8th Floor 

October 2018 to April 2019

In Conversation with Lawrence Hill 2018


Chantal Gibson in Conversation with Lawrence Hill 

April 27, 2018. SFU Dean's Lecture on Information and Society.

Here We Are Here 2018 ROM and MBAM


Souvenir (2018). Here We Are Here: Black Canadian Contemporary Art.

Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto

January 26-April 22, 2018

Musee des Beaux-Arts Montreal  

May-September 2018