Nicole Nozick to helm Vancouver Writers Fest, while Camilla Tibbs moves to Richmond Gateway Theatre

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      The city's seeing another arts-administration shuffle.

      Vancouver Writers Fest executive director Camilla Tibbs is moving to helm the Richmond Gateway Theatre as of June 22.

      Replacing her at the literary event is Nicole Nozick, a former director of the Cherie Smith JCC Jewish Book Festival. Hal Wake continues as the fest's artistic director. “Nicole brings to the Writers Fest extensive experience in festival management, journalism and communications, a collaborative approach to her work, and many business skills. We are excited to welcome her to our team," Fest board chair Sandy Jakab said in a press announcement this week.

      Tibbs, who spent six years leading the fest, has an arts-management career that spans two decades, including work with such organizations as Touchstone Theatre, the Arts Club Theatre Company, PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, and the U.K.'s London Symphony Orchestra. 

      Tibbs takes over the Gateway's general-manager position from outgoing general manager Suzanne Haines, who has spent 12 years with the organization.