Jeremy Stewart is an award-winning writer, musician, and impresario from Prince George, British Columbia. He’s walked everywhere there is to walk in that town. He’s also dropped a piano off a building.
Stewart won the 2014 Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry for Hidden City (Snare Books/Invisible Publishing; judge: Ken Babstock). He is also the author of (flood basement (Caitlin Press 2009). His work has appeared in Geist, Lemon Hound, Open Letter, filling Station, Our Teeth, and Thimbleberry, among other places, and is forthcoming in Canadian Literature and Prism International. He is currently at work on a novel about Sancho Panza’s donkey’s journey through hell.
Stewart is a self-taught guitarist, singer, improviser, and songwriter. His songwriting puts finger-snapping bubblegum folk-rock-pop through dark horrors and obscurities. He has toured Canada, and has shared stages or collaborated with artists like Oxbow, Lightning Bolt, Geoff Berner, Wax Mannequin, Stanley Jason Zappa, Catherine Sikora, Harold Klunder and Catherine Carmichael, Marcel Gagnon, and Raghu Lokanathan.
Stewart has over twenty years of arts management experience, from promoting his own punk and metal concerts as a teenager to becoming founder and board chair of Casse-Tête: A Festival of Experimental Music. Highlights include two and a half years as General Manager of the Prince George Symphony Orchestra; three and a half years as Marketing & Development Officer of Theatre North West; a summer as ArtsWells Festival Coordinator; owning and managing Dreamland School of the Arts; and founding and publishing Dreamland Magazine.