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April 2014

See the Sound

April 5, 2014 - April 8, 2014

What does poetry look like? Going beyond sounds in the air or words on the page, three poets and visual artists reimagine poetry in the visual realm.

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Shut the Front Door!

April 6, 2014 @ 1:00 pm

Blurring the line between stand up and spoken-word means high-octane fun with Cheryl Maddalena, Sara Bynoe, Fernando Raguero, Al Mader, and Graham Clark.

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Some Birds Walk for the Hell of It

April 6, 2014 @ 3:30 pm

CR Avery’s launches his new book of poetry “Some Birds Walk for the Hell of It” published by Anvil Press in a wild cabaret of music, burlesque, and spoken word.

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Jangle & Shout

April 6, 2014 @ 8:00 pm

A literary soirée with a wild side, featuring Amber Dawn, Zaccheus Jackson, Christie Rose, Brendan McLeod, and Geoff Berner.

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Spoken Word Masterclass with Brendan McLeod

April 7, 2014 @ 1:00 pm

This workshop looks at how poets can connect with their audiences in-between poems through jokes, stories, snippets, and reflections in a manner that’s true to their performance style.

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Last Chance Slam

April 7, 2014 @ 8:00 pm

One final spot in the Canadian Individual Poetry Slam goes to the winner of this open sign-up competition.

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Spoken Word Masterclass with d’bi young

April 8, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Based on her groundbreaking biomyth S.O.R.P.L.U.S.I. methodology, d’bi’s workshop explores how writers can develop personal integrity in their artistic practice.

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What Rhymes with LOL?

April 8, 2014 @ 8:00 pm

Whether reading their own humorous poems, discussing their funny inspirations or presenting the work of those who’ve made jokes in verse before them, these poets will make you reconsider the serious poet stereotype.

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Mashed Poetics – Rage Against the Machine

April 8, 2014 @ 8:00 pm

A spoken word / music mash-up featuring Rage Against the Machine’s first album performed by a live band with poems inspired by the songs read between each track.

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Pan American Slam

April 9, 2014 @ 8:00 pm

This slam showcase explores the theme of heroes, featuring El Jones, John Akpata, Adelene da Soul Poet, and Scruffmouth Scribe. Curated by Black Dot Roots & Culture Collective.

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Gender Failure

April 9, 2014 @ 8:00 pm

An acclaimed multimedia show featuring the powerful storytelling of Ivan Coyote and the ethereal voice of Rae Spoon. Official launch of the “Gender Failure” book published by Arsenal Pulp Press.

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Spoken Word Masterclass with Ikenna ‘OpenSecret’ Onyegbula

April 10, 2014 @ 12:30 pm

Two-time Canadian Individual Poetry Slam champion, OpenSecret reveals some of the more nuanced and creative approaches to slam and how to turn the odds in your favour.

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Talk the Talk: Race

April 10, 2014 @ 3:00 pm

This facilitator-guided conversation engages artists in anti-oppression dialogue Uncomfortable questions will be asked. Solutions will be crowd sourced. Come, be challenged, and share your experiences.

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LITANY Queer Reading Series

April 10, 2014 @ 8:00 pm

LITANY showcases emerging and established queer writers. Each evening is a cozy, safer-space affair that celebrates the complexity of our queer worlds and words.

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Spoken Word Masterclass with Sheri-D Wilson

April 11, 2014 @ 12:30 pm

Editor of “The Spoken Word Workbook,” Sheri-D Wilson leads participants in a journey to raise your voice.

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Word Circus

April 12, 2014 @ 1:00 pm

A whirlwind of words strikes as Sheri-D Wilson, James Lamb, Ikenna ‘OpenSecret’ Onyegbula, and Billeh Nickerson blur the line between stage and page.

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East Van Poetry Salon

April 12, 2014 @ 3:00 pm

Evelyn Lau and Sean Cranbury join us to discuss the role of publishing in the 21st century and how writers can make it work to their advantage.

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