May 24th - June 21, 2014
Saturdays, 1pm - 4pm
In this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to create, perform and refine spoken word pieces. The workshop will focus on the development and practice of basic concepts and strategies to support good writing and dynamic performances. In a mentoring environment, writing exercises, short assignments, demonstrations, screenings, discussions, and critiques will support participants? work. Through experimentation with a variety of innovative spoken word forms and performance practices, participants will learn how to bring passion and power to their words - on both the page and stage.
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Slam and the City:
Exploring the evolution of spoken word in Toronto
Written by JANE ALICE KEACHIE
For the University of Toronto's Independent Weekly
in conversation with Charlyn Ellis
on Covered & Bound - CHRY Toronto - 105.5 FM
Monday February 25th, 4 - 5 pm
Introduction by George Elliott Clarke
Preface by Karina Vernon
Edited by Valerie Mason-John and Kevan Anthony Cameron
The Great BlackNorth is a contemporary remix of the story of Black Canada. Told through theintertwining tapestry of poetic forms found on the page and stage, The Great Black North presents somemissing pieces of the jigsaw puzzle that help fit together a poetic picture of theBlack Canadian experience.
Adebe De Rango-Adem and Andrea Thompson
This anthology of poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, spoken word texts, as well as black and white artwork and photography, explores the question of how mixed-race women in North America identify in the twenty-first century. Contributions engage, document, and/or explore the experiences of being mixed-race, by placing interraciality as the center, rather than periphery, of analysis. The anthology also serves as a place to learn about the social experiences, attitudes, and feelings of others, and what racial identity has come to mean today.
Fri Sept 30 - 7pm
Join us for this diverse, evening featuring Britta B, Tito Medina and myself. This month's showcase will bring under one roof the sounds, feelings and virtues of story-telling, spoken word, theatre, classical violin, and folk music.
Sun Sept 8 - 7pm
Join us for a night of frivolity and entertainment that consist of one part poetry (spoken word and slam as well), one part music and one part vaudeville (burlesque/magic/comedy).
The Central 603 Markham St, Toronto
Wed April 17 - 6pm
Join us in Etobicoke for a celebration of student art and poetry on the theme of human rights.
(click on link for more info about this event - as well as other Exploring Creativity initiatves fromthe Milkweed Collective)
Mon April 15 - 7pm
with Toronto Poet Laureate GEC and Friends
Toronto Reference Library Atrium
Fri Mar 9, 12 - 8pm
Foundry, 376 Bathurst, Toronto
(I'll be doing a performance and panel discussions. Please click on link above for full schedule.)
Wed Mar 6, 7:30pm
Featuring myself and AfraKaren
320 College St, Toronto
Thurs Feb 14, 6pm
University of Toronto - Room JHB 100A Jackman Humanities Building (NW Corner of Bloor & St. George)
Fri Nov 9th, 7pm
A Night Of Women's Poetry: Celebrating Rabi'a of Basra
$5.00 cover. Light refreshments will be served.
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What is the Sufi Poets Series?
Sufi poetry has inspired thousands, if not millions, of people around the world. It is timeless and timely. Our objective is to revive Sufi poets and poetry through creative performances & collaboration. We hope to honour those who have come before us by establishing a new tradition with their guidance and poetic brilliance. Each series will feature and honour a different sufi poet.
Spoken Word Workshop:
Young Voices Writers Conference
Sat Oct 13, 2012
9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
North York Central Library Auditorium
Toronto Poetry Slam
Sunday August 12th - 8pm
The Drake Hotel
1150 Queen Street West Toronto
ArtBar Poetry Series
Tuesday June 26th - 8pm
Pauper's Pub (2nd Floor)
539 Bloor St West, Toronto
Aisha Sasha John and Stuart Ross.