Nicole Pakan

Artist & Writer

Art Exhibits

Whyte Avenue Art Walk, 2015

July 10-12, Edmonton

The Art Walk is like a 4 kilometer long outdoor gallery, featuring hundreds of local and visiting artists. You will see many artists at work, and have a chance to ask questions and learn more about contemporary art in Edmonton. For more information about the event, and to learn more about the artists, visit the Whyte Avenue Art Walk website.

Next Act Solo Show, 2015

February 2-March 30, Edmonton

Encaustic wax paintings exhibit at the Next Act.    

Whyte Avenue Art Walk, 2014

July 11-13, Edmonton


Invited Readings & Competitions

The Painted Door: 2016

February 14, Beaumont, Alberta

Edmonton Poetry Festival Reading Series, 2013

March 30, Audrey's Books, Edmonton

Driftworks Book Launch, 2012

July 18, Untitled Bookshop, Edmonton


Herman Poetry Reading, Dadaist night, 2011

October 21, Café Leva, Edmonton

Contemplating Vows Chapbook Launch, 2011

May 28, Edmonton

Aqua Books Poetry Reading, 2010

July 26, Winnipeg, Manitoba

CBC Poetry Face-Off, 2009

March 5 in Edmonton; April 27 online

I would like to thank everyone who came to watch me and the other four competitors perform at Edmonton CBC centre stage for the 2009 CBC Poetry Faceoff, and everyone who voted for my poem during the national competition. There was some fierce competition, but at the end of the day, my poem was selected as the winning piece for Edmonton and placed third nationally.


Edmonton Poetry Festival - Lit Pub Crawl, 2009

April 24, Axis Café, Edmonton


44th Avenue Troubador Series, 2009

April 23, Edmonton


Stroll of Poets Haven Series, 2008

March 3, Upper Crust Café, Edmonton


Upcoming Events

Whyte Avenue Art Walk, 2016

July 8-10, 10am-5pm, Edmonton


Once again I will be participating in the Art Walk — an outdoor studio and exhibit with a fantastically diverse selection of work. I will be set up in front of Ten Thousand Villages at 10432 - 82 avenue. For more information about the event, and to learn more about the artists, visit the Whyte Avenue Art Walk website