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Eight Voices: Finalists for the First QWF Spoken Word Prize — Nov 04, 2022 (Events)

Montreal, QC - Concordia University - 4th Space / Virtual - Registration Link Below

In an exciting world premiere, the eight finalists for the inaugural Quebec Writers’ Federation Spoken Word Prize will offer short performances showcasing their talents. The prize is open to all forms of spoken word performance, from storytelling to sound poetry, hip hop, and dub. Presented by the Quebec Writers’ Federation and Concordia’s SpokenWeb project, the event will be hosted by poet and SpokenWeb director Jason Camlot.

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The Words & Music Show – Fresh Pages Edition: Choosing Joy, at the Caribbean Food Factory — Oct 28, 2022 (Events)

Montreal, QC - Quebec Writers Federation, SpokenWeb-Concordia University, Wired on Words Productions - The Caribbean Food Factory, 5311 Boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montréal, QC H4A 1Z5. Metro Vendôme.

In this special edition of The Words & Music Show, QWF Fresh Pages Award-winner Ceta Gabriel assembles a brilliant roster of established, emerging, and re-emerging artists performing around the theme: Choosing Joy.

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ORAL/TRANS/MISSIONS | A performance retrospective by Clifton Joseph — May 06, 2022 (Events)

Montreal, QC - Hotel 10, Salle Godin

The Atwater Poetry Project, in partnership with the Blue Metropolis Festival and SpokenWeb, are pleased to welcome dub poetry legend CLIFTON JOSEPH for a special spoken word presentation, our first live event since March 2020.

A founder of the Canadian tradition of dub poetry, a political performance poetry genre of Caribbean roots, and 1/3 of the influential group DE DUB POETS with Lillian Allen and Devon Haughton, Joseph will perform work from throughout his forty-year career before joining APP curator Faith Paré in conversation.

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Atwater Poetry Project Online: Tolu Oloruntoba & Jason ‘Blackbird’ Selman — Feb 22, 2022 (Events)

Virtual Participation - RSVP Link Below

The Atwater Poetry Project is overjoyed to feature two poets thinking through ancestry, time and migration, and masculinity, from the West Coast to the St. Lawrence: TOLU OLORUNTOBA (Each One a Furnace, Penguin Random House, 2022), winner of the 2021 Governor General’s Award for English Language Poetry, and JASON ‘BLACKBIRD’ SELMAN…

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Poetry by Memory: A Recording Booth, Co-Presented with the Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival — May 7-8, 2022 (Events)

Montreal - Hotel 10, Hall

SpokenWeb, a research program that preserves literary sound recordings, will run a booth on site where festival attendees will be invited to recite lines from a poem they know by heart into a microphone for preservation on a reel to reel tape.

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