Barbara Nickel

Poetry Readings

Venues and series wanting to book Barbara for a poetry reading for adults might consider applying for funding to The League of Canadian Poets, of which she is a full member.

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Canada Poetry Tours

National Poetry Month


Barbara will read her poems written after Haydn’s Seven Last Words this coming Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 2:30 in a concert at the Langley Community Music School featuring the Arietta Strings.

Barbara will give poetry workshops to the Grade 6 classes at Southpointe Academy in Tsawwassen on May 23, 2017.

A Boy Asked the Wind has been selected as a starred choice in Best Books for Kids and Teens 2016 published by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre:



A Boy Asked the Wind has recently been shortlisted for two reader’s choice awards:

The 2017 Chocolate Lily Award (British Columbia) — the winner will be announced at a Gala in Vancouver on June 9, 2017.

The 2017 Rocky Mountain Book Award (Alberta)


A Boy Asked the Wind.

Trailer by Rascal Media

A Boy Asked the Wind was recently reviewed in Quill & Quire:


Barbara speaks about A Boy Asked the Wind on CBC’s North by Northwest.



Video by Shaw TV of Barbara presenting and talking about A Boy Asked the Wind.

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Author Visits

Interested in booking Barbara to visit your school or library? Choose from a wide range of presentations, from poetry workshops to readings of historical fiction.

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