SpokenWeb mourns the loss of our brilliant community partner and loving friend, Ian Ferrier. Poet, musician, community organizer and activist, most gentle, bold, and deeply caring human being, Ian’s contributions to spoken word and all forms of creative performance in literary communities in Montréal and across the world, have been formidable.
On Monday October 2nd (2023), from 7 to 8PM EST, we invite you to a virtual ZOOM salon where we will honor the poetry of Ian Ferrier and his contributions to literary communities in Canada.
Thanks for your interest in SpokenWeb’s events! We’re pressing pause on our events for the holiday season to rest up, catch our breath, and spend time with our loved ones.
The SpokenWeb partnership is delighted to announce that the online exhibition AURAL ALTERITIES by SpokenWeb 2020-2021 Curator-in-Residence jamilah malika abu-bakare can now be viewed online at auralalterities.com.
Thanks for your interest in SpokenWeb’s events! We’re taking some down time for the holidays to spend time with our loved ones, catch our collective breath, and to listen to all the crisp new winter sounds. We had a full and engaging Fall slate of talks, listening practices, workshops, and other activities, and can’t wait […]
We are proud to announce that the recipients of the SpokenWeb Artist / Curator residencies for Fall 2020 / Winter 2021 are Jessica Karuhanga and jamilah malika.
Introducing the Adjudicators of The SpokenWeb Artist/Curator in Residence Fellowships 2020-2021 (Post)
Before we announce the winners, we wanted to take a moment to acknowledge and publicly thank the judges who took the time to engage with the many great proposals we received, and to select the ones they felt best fit the criteria of our call.
Thank you for your interest in SpokenWeb’s upcoming slate of events! However, we’re taking a short pause for August to catch our breath and get some time away from the screen after a full summer schedule. Thanks to all the folks who have joined SpokenWeb over the last few months for our events: our Listening, […]
As a research network that involves scholars, students, artists and community members across North America, SpokenWeb condemns racism, and supports those who are actively protesting against structural anti-Black racism and violence. We condemn the murder of George Floyd and the hatred and violence against Black communities that it represents. We support Black Lives Matter and believe it is crucial to amplify the conversation this movement has initiated.
SpokenWeb’s work in discovering, preserving, and sounding voices of the past is motivated in great part by the desire to challenge canons of literature, and reimagine Canadian and North American literary and cultural history by listening and attending to voices that had previously been silenced. Our work has been and will continue to pursue the goal of providing support and platforms to artists of diverse backgrounds whose work helps us see and resist structural racism and other forms of violence and oppression.