In over a decade of touring, Barbara Adler has told stories, performed poetry and played her accordion all over North America and Europe. Her genre-bending work has been presented in multiple solo and band albums, interdisciplinary live performances and publication in spoken word anthologies and magazines.
Barbara’s performance credits include major music and literary festivals in Canada and in Europe, as well as commissioned works for Mascall Dance, The Gabriola Poetry Festival and the CBC. A veteran of Canada’s spoken word community, Barbara was named the Poet of Honor at the 2014 Victoria Spoken Word Festival.
She has led hundreds of creative writing workshops for elementary and secondary students and has been a featured performer and youth mentor for organizations including the Vancouver East Cultural Centre, Vancouver Biennale, ReachOut Psychosis, The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and literacy groups across British Columbia.Barbara is currently working toward a Masters of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies at Simon Fraser University.