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Celebrating the Poetry of Richard Wagamese: Mystic Poet Pairing | Bethlehem Centre

Sat May 11, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


The Mystic Poet-Pairing Series with Allannah Dow and Leah Hokanson

Escape from a hectic stressful world to magic by the lakeside at Nanaimo’s Bethlehem Centre. Enjoy the beloved poetry of the late Canadian Poet Richard Wagamese, with musical interludes and improvisation by popular Gabriola Island recording artists cellist Allannah Dow and pianist Leah Hokanson. From lyrical, meditative, light and playful, to pensive; the music explores the weaving of stories within Wagamese’s powerful poetic artistry.

Admission is by donation

Born Richard Wagamese (October 14, 1955 – March 10, 2017), Wagamese was a Canadian author and journalist. An Ojibwe from Wabaseemoong Independent Nation of northwestern Ontario he was best known for his 2012 novel Indian Horse,  which won the Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature in 2013 and was a competing title in the 2013 edition of Canada Reads.

Enjoy cellist Allannah Dow and pianist Leah Hokanson’s spontaneous improvisational musings at this Poetry Pairing of poetry with music with a delightful tribute to the work of the renowned poet Richard Wagamese exploring beauty, joyful improvisations and wild, daring textures. Tuneful, folky, and with hints of Celtic lore; this remarkable music duo will soothe you with their melodious sonic canvas of meditations and improvisation.

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