Past Bookings

Photo Credit: Ida Adamowicz

On a WordPlay workshop taught at Sutherland Secondary with poet Barbara Adler:

“[…] Kelsey [was] wonderful.  Talented poet AND skilled facilitator with teenagers. Teachers and students had a riot:  we clapped, laughed, moaned, wrote, and “barked” through totally engaging activities that had us playing with words, voices, and body language. Thanks, again, for bringing the energy of living poetry to our students.”
– Tina Hopkins, Teacher, Sutherland Secondary School

“Kelsey has a passion for life and she translates it with intelligence. People can relate to that and that’s why it’s so quiet when she does her readings. I’ve shot a number of … shows at Guilt & Co. and for the shows where there’s a spoken word component, she’s the only one I’ve seen where the audience gets quiet.”
– Bob Ayers, Professional Photographer

You are truly a gift. Thank you again for today […] I am still vibrating from your poem!
Valerie Nishi, Consultant, The Refinery Leadership Partners 

“Thank you, Kelsey. For your generous spirit and sharing your gift with us.”
Amy Robichaud, Director of Partnerships and Engagement, The Minerva Foundation

High Schools


[In collaboration with Alessandra NaccaratoBarbara AdlerChris GilpinFrancis ArevaloJillian ChristmasJohnny MacRaeLucia MischRC WeslowskiScruffmouth ScribeTanya Evanson, the late, great Zaccheus Jackson, and Write Out Loud Poetry]

Burnaby North Secondary School
Dr. Charles Best Secondary School
Fleetwood Park Secondary School
Hamber Secondary School
Heritage Park Secondary School
Hope Lutheran Christian School
Moscrop Secondary School
Pattison High School
Port Moody Middle School
Riverside Secondary School
Southridge School
Sutherland Secondary School
Tamanawis Secondary School
Van Tech Secondary School

McGill Library – Burnaby Youth Week 2010
Surrey City Centre Library
Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch, Dewey Decibel Youth Poetry Slam #5 (May 6th, 2015)

Vancouver Art Gallery –  Family Fuse Weekend 2011
Kay Meek Theatre