WELCOME TO OUR FOURTH YEAR and our first e-newsletter!
The program is confirmed
and our new website launched, so check us out online (www.wordsaloud.ca) and mark your calendar for November 1st - 4th. We have an amazing lineup of poets and
storytellers for our main concerts at the
SATELITTE EVENTS - http://www.wordsaloud.ca/satellite.html
On November 1 at the Hanover Theatre, PEN
We?re also bringing the Toronto Poetry Slam Team to two new venues - the Owen Sound and North Grey Union Public Library on Saturday, November 3 at 1:30 pm and on Sunday at Above Stedmans in Durham. Expect a delicious, dynamic blend of poetry, hip-hop, theatre and storytelling. Local poets will be invited to join the slam poets (Arianna Pozzuoli, Krystle Mullin, White Noise Machine, Amanda Hiebert) on stage. Shane Koyczan, who was the people?s favourite at Words Aloud 1, joins us again, after an intense year of touring. For a definition of slam poetry go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poetry_slam.
Spoken word poet Ian Ferrier returns this year, this time as consultant to our Documentary Project. Ian will be interviewing performers and advising us on spoken word matters. Our documentary production team (Myke Dyer and myself) will be directing the shooting of the whole festival and parts of the workshops. We hope you?ll enjoy being part of the documentary project, which plans to create a video archive; an educational DVD for schools; and a feature documentary. We?ll be video-taping all performances and you may be on camera, so if you don?t wish to be video-taped, you can advise any one of the producers before performances begin.be video-taping all performances and you may be on camera, so if you don?t wish to be video-taped, you can advise any one of the producers before performances begin.
You can purchase tickets online and take advantage of discounted festival packages and a limited number of scholarships for the workshops.
Look for the October Mosaic - weíll be on the cover, with the full festival program inside.
Welcome to Kristan
Spoken word poet Kristan Anderson, based in Desboro, is our new Education Ambassador. He'll be visiting high schools in Grey/Bruce to spread the word about the festival and explain what a poetry slam is. He will be pleased to give a live demonstration for any class he visits. Teachers who would like to invite Kristan to their school can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org Kristan will also be the Words Aloud host at the Owen Sound Library's Poetry Slam on November 3rd.
Thanks to our Funders, Sponsors, Donors and Volunteers
provided by: The
Hope to see you in November!†
Liz Zetlin, co-artistic director, Words Aloud Festival
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