How can we use our voices as poets and storytellers to connect with people in our community towards a more socially and environmentally just world? In this workshop we will bridge our differences as individuals through writing, sharing and workshopping our pieces for performance. We will practice an embodied performance to a rhythm we create together and play with beatboxing and melody. We will try to practice fearlessness and joy. Please bring an open and gentle energy, pen and paper.
This workshop is free but space is limited. To register, visit:https://docs.google.com/
This workshop is intended as an opportunity for poets and poets-to-be to prepare for Regina’s Global Justice Slam to be held on Feb. 3 and the province-wide online video poem contest held throughout International Development Week. All of these events are presented in collaboration with the Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation.
Janice Lee is a spoken word poet, singer-songwriter and community organizer rooted in Kitchener, Ontario. She has a background in English literature, musical theatre and community activism. She writes about embodied struggle and joy related to gender, race, politics, community and food. She likes satire, garlic and bikes. Janice is the artistic director and co-founder of the KW Poetry Slam and a member of 2012 and 2013 KW Slam Teams. She writes and performs soul/folk music with her band Janice Lee and the Free Radicals. She recently won an award for the Region of Waterloo’s Best Arts Mover and Shaker. Follow her @JaniceJoLee and at janicejolee.ca.