Tina is a poet, playwright, actor and mask artist and teacher. She is the current Poet Laureate for Nanaimo, 2017-2020. She has honed her skills as a poet over the years working with many fine poets from B.C., including Patrick Lane, Kate Braid and Betsy Warland. Her work has appeared in literary publications and is included in numerous anthologies, edited by Patrick Lane since 2008, published by Leaf Press. See writing section for a full list of publications.

Tina has a long background in Theatre as an actor, playwright and performer/teacher of Commedia dell’Arte and emotional mask work. She has worked with students from high school through to University Theatre Departments as well as adults. She also performs her own work with these masks.

Contact Tina by email at tina@tinabiello.com.