Art Song Lab

Where Poets Composers & Poets Come Together

Co-produced by the Vancouver International Song Institute, we are pleased to present a 2-day residency with former Canadian Poet Laureate, Fred Wah.

Wah is nothing short of a pillar in Canadian Literature today: having won the Governor General’s Award and the Gabrielle Roy Prize, he has since become the Parliamentary Poet Laureate.

Yet what most people dont know is that Wah began his distinguished career not as a student of poetry, but as a student of music. Over 50 years later, he offers to you a workshop sharing hard-won insights into the journey of a poet whose first love was music.