The session will (re)acquaint network members with the functions of both Drift and Gentle while demonstrating some updates to the user interface. Following the workshop, attendees will be invited to give feedback on the interface and discuss user-centric needs for the tools’ interface.
Sunday, November 15th, 2020, at 8PM the Words & Music Show comes to you from the Sala Rossa with a special online show featuring some of Montreal’s top poets and spoken word artists in performance.
The event will feature performances by:
Jason (Blackbird) Selman
On Thursday November 12, 7pm ET (4pm PT), join nearly all contributors to CanLit Across Media in a virtual conversation that promises to be one of liveliest and “live” book launches (on Zoom) you may ever attend!
Listening to Vocal Production: SpokenWeb Through Lomax’s Cantometrics This week, Sean will lead participants in a guided session on the topic of vocal production in literary audio recordings. Drawing on the work of renowned ethnomusicologist, folklorist, and song-collector Alan Lomax (1915-2002), we will listen to vocal production in literary audio performances through the lens of […]
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.
Adjusting the Book Launch to COVID19 In September 2020, and with the restrictions COVID19 placed on book launches and book tours, Klara du Plessis organized a series of 6-person, outdoor, and distanced discussions to celebrate her second poetry collection, Hell Light Flesh. Each discussion centered around a series of similar passages from the new book, along […]
What might an audiobook liberated from preconceived notions of the printed book sound like?
Black Noise: Poetics of Afro-Congregation If dispersal created the Afro-diaspora, then who do we become when we are gathered? This SpokenWeb Listening Practice session will feature early thoughts on how Black creators across poetry, music, and performance have explored the soundscapes of congregated Blackness, from the hold of the slave ship to contemporary uprisings in […]
While we now have a well-developed grammar for our Content Field description of audio assets that we listen to, we are interested in having a discussion about what we see when we watch and listen to literary performance, and what we want to include in our descriptions of such AV documents, with the aim of discovery and use by scholars, students and the general public.