We’ll also have our regular poetry slam – a high-spirited show-down of words and wit, in which some of Regina’s finest performance poets battle it out for the prestige of being Regina’s top word warrior!
An open mic will follow, time permitting.
Doors at 7pm. Volunteers and slammers should arrive by 7:15.
To register for the slam, or for more information, e-mail email@example.com.
I have no idea where September went. I swear it was here a second ago and now I’m hauling myself out of a turkey-induced coma to write October’s blog. [Read more...]
Nathanaël Larochette is a 27 year old Ottawa-area spoken word poet and musician. Since his first introduction to spoken word poetry in January 2006, Nathanaël has gone from being an unknown face in the scene to the longest running director of Capital Slam (Ottawa’s bi-weekly poetry slam series and Canada’s second longest running slam), a six-time Capital Slam monthly champion, a four-time finalist, an Ottawa Slam Team member and competitor at the 2007, 2008 (finalist) and 2012 (semi-finalist) Canadian Festival of Spoken Word, the 2008 CBC Poetry Face-Off champion for Ottawa as well as the youngest ever Festival Director for the Canadian Festival for Spoken Word (2010). Nathanaël has spent nearly six years facilitating poetry workshops in Ottawa-area schools, and has received government funding from both the City of Ottawa and the Ontario Arts Council. Nathanaël lives to create, hope, and dream because he believes these are the keys to the meaning of our being.To register for the slam, if you’re interested in volunteering, or for more information, message Shayna Stock or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We moved this month’s event to the Artesian!!! This month we are featuring the final Word Up Wednesday slam competition, hosted by Charles Hamilton from Saskatoon. The top five will form a team to compete at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word in Saskatoon this October! Come check it out! Everyone is welcome, it’s only $5 at the door, which opens at 7 pm. Slamming starts at 7:30 pm. Because it’s the finals, we are expecting a bigger crowd than we can handle at the CCC. Just go to the Artesian…it’s a lovely venue run by lovely people. The Artesian on 13th is located at the corner of Angus and 13th Avenue in the Cathedral Neighborhood.
This is the latest in our community driven workshops, brought to you by people in our community who have knowledge to share. This non-residential weekend retreat offers writers of all kinds an opportunity to loosen up their creative juices through a combination of facilitated writing exercises and self-guided practice. It will be led by Shayna Stock, the host of our Word Up Wednesdays!
The cost of the workshop is $115 for two days, with an option to barter. (Please contact Shayna directly for more information.) The workshop will run on Saturday, March 24 and Sunday, March 25, from 10 am to 5 pm each day. Get your pens out. Dust off that journal. Sign up on our handy registration form by clicking “Read More” and then scrolling to the bottom of the page. [Read more...]
Help us celebrate International Development Week with a high-spirited show-down between some of Regina’s finest performance poets, on Wednesday, February 8th. Watch and listen as they rip open global inequality and weave dreams of justice with nothing more than a fistful of fiery words and well-crafted wit! The top word warrior will go home with some serious loot, sponsored by SCIC. There’s a $5 admission fee. [Read more...]
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a night of live music and poetry with, Songs and Sonnets (For Your Sweetie!). Featuring live performers playing original and cover songs, as well as performances of poetry from Shakespeare, Pablo Neruda, and many more. Best of all – you choose which poems and songs to hear throughout the night, making your selection from a specially made menu! Performers include actor Kyle Markewich, musician Tyler Gilbert, and Megan Nash. One show only on Friday, February 10th. Doors open at 8 p.m., show starts at 8:30 p.m. Admission is $10.
On Wednesday, July 13, we present Spoken Word with Tara Dawn and Steve Miller. Doors open at 8 pm, show will start at 8:30 pm. Admission is $5 at the door.
Tara Dawn Solheim has been commissioned to create original poetry and music for the CBC, dance shows, music festivals and the MacKenzie Art Gallery. She spent five years in Japan where she sang with and wrote for bands and worked with a hip hop collective. Tara’s original poetry music draws on blues and jazz from the 1920-30′s and early rock’n’roll. More info at www.taradawn.ca