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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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SpokenWeb Podcast Listening Party: Season 3 Episode 8 – Academics on Air — May 02, 2022 (Events)

Virtual Participation - Registration Link Below

Ariel Kroon, Nick Beauchesne, and Chelsea Miya celebrate the history of early UAlberta college radio and its producers in this episode, including interviews with host Jars Balan and audio engineer Terri Wynnyk, as well as archival radio show audio of Western Canadian poets Douglas Barbour and Phyllis Webb.

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THE SPOKENWEB SOUND INSTITUTE (SSI) 2022 — May 19-20, 2022 (Events)

Montreal, QC - Concordia University - See Schedule

The SpokenWeb Sound Institute (SSI) will be back in person this year! It will take place at Concordia University in Montreal, 18-20 May 2022. Participation in SSI workshops and events is open to all members of the SpokenWeb network who are able to attend (with select Planning Meeting events offered virtually, as well).

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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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SpokenWeb Listening Practice, Co-Presented with the Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival — May 07, 2022 (Events)

Montreal - Hotel 10, Terrasse

Working with SpokenWeb’s digital archives of historical literary sound recordings, this session will introduce ideas and methods of listening to sound archives, and will lead participants in listening to and discussion of a selection of clips of recordings that document Montreal poetry readings from the 1960s to the present.

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Readings and Discussion featuring UAlberta Writer in Residence Ifeoma Chinwuba and Edmonton Poet Laureate Titilope Sonuga — Feb 07, 2022 (Events)

Virtual Participation - University of Alberta - RSVP Link Below

SpokenWeb UAlberta and the Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta are pleased to present a dual reading and discussion featuring three prominent Edmonton-based authors.

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