Saskatchewan in December

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Isn’t this swell? The poetry slams in Regina (Word up Wednesdays) and Saskatoon (Tonight It’s Poetry) have invited me out to feature at their poetry slam / open mic events for December. Gonna bring my winter boots. Feature poet at Word Up Wednesday, Regina Wednesday Dec 18, 2013 7:00pm Creative City Centre, 1843 Hamilton St., Regina […]

Canadian Festival of Spoken Word

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I went to my second Canadian Festival of Spoken Word last week in Montreal representing Kitchener-Waterloo. Our team was Beth Murch, Jaded, C-Command, myself and Lindsay Jack. We did pretty good! We were in the 3-way tie for the last spot to make semi-finals and did not make it past the tie-breaking calculations. So we […]

2nd place at the January KW Poetry Slam

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I am an organizer of the KW Poetry Slam. We started it last year (we being myself, Lindsay Jack, Jessalyn Broadfoot and Timaj Garad), and this year we are running our full second season. This year I am not going out for the KW slam team, but I am still performing at the slams and […]

New Youth Radio Interview

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I have done some spoken word and performing arts workshops for immigrant youth over at Guelph Wellington Immigrant Services. Recently they launched a radio podcast called New Youth Radio. I had a great time talking with the youth about topics surrounding the politics of body image and empowering yourself as an artist. They aired some of […]

KW Poetry Slam Finals

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We ran our first full slam season this year at the KW Poetry Slam. As part of Spoken Word Canada’s network of poetry slams across the country, Kitchener-Waterloo will be sending its first team to the national slam championships at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word in Saskatoon October 2012. I have qualified to compete […]

My Name is Stephen J. Harper

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And Welcome! To the Great Canadian Resource Auction! I performed this at WPIRG’s annual School of Public Interest Conference. This year’s theme was “Breaking Bars, Building Bridges. Challenging the Prison System and Fostering Communities of Support.” I organized the Friday night kick off event When Words Resist 3, which was a showcase of radical spoken […]

Poetry in the air!

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Check this! I placed 1st at the poetry slam! WHOA!! COOL!!! Weeeeeeee! The first poetry slam I was in I didn’t make it past the first round. Well well well! I guess I was pretty freaking nervous the first time, and going right after Carlos Andres Gomez opened didnt help me. But, this time, yay! […]