Poet    Actor  Songwriter     

British Columbia, Canada   

virginia.gillespie at


Canada & U.S.

September 2007 Mountainview  Wellness Centre 

 March 29, 2008    Black Bond Books

 April 12, 2008 Surrey Reads & Writes

  April 13, 2008

    Book Release     Seventh Heaven 

April 26, 2008

    Book Signing    Staples Southpoint 

April 30, 2008   

 Seniors Group      Camp Alexandra

May 4, 2008      

Author @ Home

May 18, 2008 

Camp Alex Festival Crescent Beach

May 22, 2008

Emerging Writers, Semiahmoo Library

 June 21-24 , 2008

Saskatoon Road Trip 

July 12, 2008

Play with the Muses  Active Poetry 

      July 29, 2008  Shebeen Club     Vancouver   7:30 pm  

 July 19, 2008
Poor Richards      Colorado Springs

        December 08         Yule Readings  

Taoist Inner Tube Rider

                       A Collection of Poetry and Songs                      with accompanying CD

ISBN 142514849-2


 New Release by Virginia Gillespie

            Like the flow of water, this lyrical ride born by word,  sound, and image overcomes all obstacles. 

  To order contact Trafford Publishing 

 Author pages  link


    Saskatoon Road Trip June 2008


Banff National Park, Alberta

 Zealandia, Saskatchewan


  Hoodoos - Summer Solstice


  Persephone Theatre, Saskatoon

 Poetry Project Contributors

CD Sound Mix - Pete Tennant : see his blog

Music Contributor on CD Cellist Gerard LeFeuvre


Cover Art: Lucan Charchuk   

Photos: Ann Greenfield        

Sound Mix:  Peter Tennant  

Actors and Musicians:   Rosie Flanagan, Steve Chitty,    Mickey Hoven, Pete Tennant,  Virginia Gillespie,       Gerard LeFeuvre    


About the Book

              "It is natural to sing and dance poetry. What is not natural is to bury poems in skinny books  lined up on dusty shelves."       V.G.

Taoist Inner Tube Rider began as a metaphor to describe the Author's style of writing that has evolved into a book and CD. It is created to bring the words alive and to inspire people to engage with poetry.

Through word, sound and image revelations  are presented as a lyrical journey through time and  as a cyclical ride through nature. 

The writing spans four decades. The geographies are desert, forest, waterways, and  sky represented in wind, weather and sound waves.

A woman rides through them all - flowing through vistas and deep feelings to find meaning and purpose.