Folk Myths: The Library

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Some of the quotes from my story gathering at the Kitchener public library today! “Its a quiet feeling even though there’s lots of people. Peace, or something.”-Russ “They saved the old jail and tore the old library down. But this one is a beautiful library. It has the right feeling.”-Russ “You know I didn’t like […]

PacRim Conference Presentation: How to be fearless and gentle

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Today I am presenting at the Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity in Honolulu Hawai’i. I am humbled to share my stories, songs and poems. Here are my presentation slides for folks who want a copy. How to be Fearless and Gentle: Challenging Oppression and Building Community How can we, as advocates for […]

Media Release: Spoken word poet and storyteller is 2015 artist-in-residence

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 5, 2015 Spoken word poet and storyteller is 2015 artist-in-residence KITCHENER – Janice Lee is Kitchener’s artist-in-residence for 2015. Folk artist, storyteller, poet – Lee is interested in telling the stories of our community as they are happening, as a way of capturing our contemporary history. “I love living here in […]

Press: Artist to gather stories about Kitchener’s places

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Artist to gather stories about Kitchener’s places Catherine Thompson Waterloo Region Record  |  Mar 17, 2015 Janice Lee is Kitchener’s new artist in residence and she plans to gather people’s stories at gathering places throughout the city, like the Iron Horse Trail. KITCHENER — Janice Lee is looking for Kitchener’s myths. The folk artist and story […]

Press: KW will sing for social change

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Janice is a member and organizer of the Radical Choir. Join the facebook group (here) to become an active member of the choir, or check out their website on Tumblr: KW WILL SING FOR SOCIAL CHANGE Article link on The Community Edition here Anna Beard ARTS EDITOR I’ve never been the kind of person who […]

Press: Building and showcasing the grass roots art scene

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Jan 09, 2015 Building and showcasing the grass roots art scene Article link: Waterloo Region Record By Martin DeGroot Something to look forward to in the year that is still new: On Jan. 5, folk artists Richard Garvey and Janice Lee announced through various social media that “Our festival is a go!” … At The […]

Off to British Columbia!

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I’ll be at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word in Victoria BC, playing a music show on Oct 17th and then in Vancouver for the Vancouver Writers Fest! Oct 13-18, 2014 Performance and panel discussion at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word, Victoria British Columbia. Fri Oct 17, 2014 Janice Lee, Sean Gallagher and […]

Press: Slammin’ Jammin’ Give-a-Damnin’ Janice Lee

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Night\Shift Janice Lee is a spark. She’s a singer-songwriter, poet, actor, storyteller and organizer whose impact on the Kitchener-Waterloo community has been enormous. Lee’s contagious energy ignites the packed rooms at the KW Poetry Slam (which she co-founded in 2011), lights up the dance floor at local spots like Club Abstract, and inspires other […]

Spoken Word Workshops offered Oct-Dec 2014

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Hey everyone! I am facilitating spoken word writing and performance workshops this fall at The Button Factory (Waterloo Community Arts Centre, 25 Regina Street South, Waterloo). If you want to work on your spoken word, the time is now! Session B)Wednesdays Nov. 5th- 19th 6:30-8:30pm 3 weeks Session c)Tuesdays Dec.2-16th 6-8pm 3 weeks Speak Your […]

New poem: Live to Art

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I know I’m not great at updating my website. Sooo follow me on the Twitter: @Janicejolee or Instagram @JanJoLee or the Facebook @Janice Jo Lee ok? Anyway, here’s the new poem I performed at the Arts Awards Waterloo Region last night. The video is by Philip Bast, thanks Philip! Big ups to Cheryl Ewing, Joy Kramer, […]

Poem: Everything they steal

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This is the poem I wrote in response to Rage Against the Machine’s Song “Take the power back” as part of the Mashed Poetics event at the Verses Festival of Words, Vancouver. At Mashed Poetics a live band played the entire self-titled first Rage Against the Machine album and poets performed new pieces they wrote […]

Vote for Janice in the CBC Searchlight Competition

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I have entered into CBC Music’s Searchlight competition, for Canada’s Best New Artist. Thank you to everyone who voted in the first round! CBC Music included my song in their “Megaplaylist of Amazing Discoveries” from the first round which was HAYUGE for me. Recognition from the Almighty CBC Music? Biggest Thing For My Music Career […]

Press: The Cord: Female artists underrepresented in KW music scene

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The Cord: Female artists underrepresented in KW music scene Similar to other communities, establishing yourself as a female musician still holds its challenges in K-W By Cristina Almudevar. Wednesday, March 19, 2014 The Kitchener-Waterloo music scene, despite thriving and growing with each new band, has a lack of performing female musicians. Although not overwhelmingly strong, there […]