Words Aloud presents the best in spoken word from across Canada and beyond. With nine main stage performances, it’s a magical alchemy of spoken word’s full range.

Words Aloud 11 November 6 -9 2014


Words Aloud 2014 

November 6-7-8-9 and 16


Giles Benaway, Karen Connelly, Mary Dalton, Tanya Evanson, Charles Hamilton, Sheniz Janmohamed, Shane Rhodes, and Katherena Vermette, also the dance performance of "For Body and Light".


A Short Journey Through Short Form with Katherena Vermette, Writing through the World with Karen Connelly and Turning Point Performance with Tanya Evanson, and a special community Worskop with Giles Benaway at M'Wikwedong Native Cultural Resource Centre in Owen Sound.


Giles Benaway with selected workshop performers (a pay-what-you-can event) at M'Wikwedong Native Cutural Resource Centre in Owen Sound, Thursday Nov 6th at 7:30 p.m.

SLAM with the Burlington SLAM Project and Charles Hamilton at Great Books & Cafe, Williamsford ($5 at the door), Satuday Nov 7th at 1:00 p.m.

The Three Musketeers family performance with Dufflebag Theatre at the Victoria Jubilee Hall in Walkerton, Sunday November 16th at 2:00 p.m.  Ttickets $12.00 (adult), $6.00 youth (12  & under). Available at Holst Office Supplies in Hanover or Walkerton from October 15th, or at the door.

The Words Aloud Family Program is a collaboration with the South Grey Bruce Youth Literacy Council.  Dufflebag Theater is represented by Prologue to the Performing Arts, a charitable organization dedicated to bring the performing arts to young people.




Festival Pass EARLY BIRD SPECIAL until October 16th..


To Register for the FREE community workshop in Owen Sound with Giles Benaway go to the Owen Sound Library, M'Wikwedong Native Cultural Resource Centre or send us a message through our "contact us" page.


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