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February 2021


A Master Class with Lillian Allen

February 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

In this master class, we will explore the poetics of sound and utterance as we craft language and linguistic interventions to align politics and aesthetics. We will experiment with various strategies to texture voice as we become present to this particular moment that we find ourselves in. TICKETS Lillian Allen is a professor of creative writing at Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD). Two time JUNO Award winner and trailblazer in the field of spoken word and dub…

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March 2021

CIPS Regional Qualifiers

March 6 @ 10:00 am - March 7 @ 6:00 pm

VPH Regional Qualifiers: We recognize that with the global pandemic, many spoken word series have shuttered across the country. For folks whose local poetry slam is no longer active, we will be hosting 6 regional qualifiers: Pacific, Prairies, Northern, Central, Atlantic & French Speaking. Regional qualifiers will be held March 6 & 7, 2021.  The deadline for regional qualifier registration is March 1, 2021. Register for your regional qualifier by completing this form.  ***Unlike the main competition, regional qualifiers will not…

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Tips and Tools for Online Shows with Charlie Petch 

March 21 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

In this workshop, award-winning solo show performer, and lighting specialist for film and television, Charlie Petch, will take you through the principles of light, sound and script for online performance. Whether it is learning to light and sound better with what you have and dollar store solutions, or getting the gear you need to have an even more professional look, Charlie will show you tips and tricks and take you through the gear they use, and how you could set…

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