The Rabbit Hole is a monthly reading and performance series hosted at the Copper Owl, 1900 Douglas St. (View on Google Maps). 

Founded in 2014 by Sarah Grindlay and Caitlin Baird, The Rabbit Hole is a venue for students and emerging performers to share their work with a live audience. 

We welcome all types of artistic expression. In addition to featured performers, check out our open mic for all genres. 

This is a safe space to share and explore.

Grab a beer and join the adventure!

this month's features

past features

curtis leblanc

is a poet. His work has won the Readers's Choice Award in Arc's Poem of the Year Competition and has been shortlisted for The Walrus Poetry Prize as well as CV2's Young Buck Poetry Prize. Good For Nothing (Anstruther Press, 2017) is his first chapbook. His first book-length collection, Little Wild, is forthcoming from Nightwood Editions (2018). He is the co-host of Tonic Reading Series in Vancouver, BC.

mallory tater

is a writer from the traditional, unseeded territories of the Algonquin Nation (Ottawa). Her poetry and fiction have been published in literary magazines across Canada. She was shortlisted for arc Magazine's 2015 Poem of the Year Contest, The Malahat Review's 2016 Far Horizon's Contests and Room Magazine's 2016 Fiction and Poetry Prizes. She was the recipient of CV2's 2016 Young Buck Poetry Prize. Her first book of poetry This Will Be Good is forth coming with BookThug Press in 2018.

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sarah kahale

is a third-year undergrad in UVic's Greek and Roman Studies Department with a specialization in Ancient Greek Language and Literature. Her work has appeared in The Albatross. Born in Damascus, Syria, Sarah hopes to return to study the Ancient Greek and Roman influences in the Middle East


the hosts

rachael kearley

sarah grindlay

caitlin baird



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