Chantal Gibson Writer-Artist-Educator

@ chantalgibsonartist Vancouver BC

Where Visual and literary art meet

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This Summer on the Sunshine Coast

Chantal Gibson is an artist-educator working in the overlap between visual and literary art. Named a CBC favorite for spring 2019, her first book, How She Read, is a collection of genre-blurring poems that challenge the representation of Black women, their hearts, minds and bodies, across the Canadian cultural imagination. (Caitlin Press)





August 15 - 18 2019

Join me in August. I will be reading at The 36th Annual Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts.

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Growing Room Literary Festival March 2019

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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

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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

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Interview with Khalil Akhtar and reading from How She Read. 

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How She Read Book Launch Open Space Feb 19

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Morph: Change the Story

Vancouver Public Library's inaugural exhibition. 8th Floor 

October 2018 to April 2019

In Conversation with Lawrence Hill 2018

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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

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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