Welcome to the 9th Annual
Vancouver British Columbia Canada
September 5-8, 2013
at the Coast Plaza Hotel
Our theme this year is BOLD HUMOUR, which we’ll celebrate, engage in, and enjoy throughout the Conference. You’ll be entertained and captivated by one of the best of Lesbian Comedians, KAREN WILLIAMS, as well as enjoying the theatrics and wit of BC's SHEILA NORGATE -- fresh from the Victoria Fringe Festival! -- and always, the witty conversations of savvy, smart and fabulous BOLD women.
BOLDFest 2013 Featured Saturday Night Performer
+ Sunday Morning Comedy Workshop
Known for her quick repartee, insightful
commentary and audience rapport, Williams is a comic craftmaster, a
gifted actor, a multitalented writer, and an inspirational lecturer.
Armed with her "heal with humor" philosophy, she gives
humor workshops specifically designed to build self-awareness and self-confidence,
and to encourage tolerance and respect for the dignity of human life. Karen is a regular at major lesbian events like Ollivia cruises, Michfest and many more. Karen
lives in Cleveland, Ohio, the proud mother of three sons.
BOLD Woman of the Year
are delighted to announce that the prolific artist and tireless arts
activist Meg Torwl has agreed to accept the BOLD Woman of the Year award
for 2013. Meg has worked across a broad range of genres and mediums,
including writing and performance, in radio, video, photography, and new
media. Her work has appeared in Canada, the US, the UK, and
Meg was commissioned in 2009 by Balancing Acts to write and perform a
interdisciplinary show Thats so gay! with director Jan Derbyshire. That
she released the poetry chapbook (in)valid), and in 2012 Transit of
which was short-listed for the Doire Press publishing prize in Ireland.
a graduate of The Writers Studio 2011, at Simon Fraser University with
Jen Currin, and Director Betsy Warland. She has produced 5 new media
and 4 documentaries which are distributed by Video Out, including Act
Age!, Where have all the lesbians gone, and Towards the day…we are all
with mentors Claudia Medina-Culos and Mo Simpson. She produced 50
programs with Radio New Zealand National’s One in Five program 2007 –
including a 6 part series on Disability, Relationships, and Sexuality.
BOLD, a non-profit society registered in the Province of British Columbia Canada, has as its mission to
raise the visibility of older lesbians, and to provide a venue to meet
and to share information and opportunities for learning, networking, and
organizing. For the last eight years, BOLDFest
- the Bold Old(er) Lesbians & Dykes Conference - has attracted
lesbians aged 45+ - as well as younger women - from across Canada, the
US and even Australia!We convene at the Coast Plaza Hotel each year, on the weekend after Labour Day weekend. The Coast Plaza is
a friendly and gay-friendly hotel in the heart of Vancouver's gay West
End, with stunning views of the mountains and Pacific Ocean.
We are delighted to have Olivia Travel as our major sponsor once again at BOLDFest 2013! Thank you Olivia!!
BOLDFest 2012 Bold, Old(er) Lesbians & Dykes
PO Box 21510, 1424 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC V5L 5G2 Canada
Tel: 604-253-7189 - Email