Coming soon, Words Aloud 10! Once again presenting 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. Meaghan Strimas, Artistic Director and Terry Burns, Festival Coordinator.
WORDS ALOUD 10: Local Voices Series
Yes, 10 years of magic and still going strong! Please come out and help us celebrate at our LOCAL VOICES reading series in the lead up to the festival. Three communities, lot of poets.
Year after year in our writing workshops we hear impressive local voices, and get small glimpses of some of these writers on the main stage. The LOCAL VOICES series is an initiative which allows some of these poets to try their stage legs and share their work with the public. The first event in the LOCAL VOICES series takes place Thursday April 25, 2013 at 7:30 pm, at The Garafraxa Live Theatre and Coffee Bar in Durham (131/133 Garafraxa St. S.).
Featured poets include special guest John Terpstra, Owen Sound Cultural Award-winner and former poet Laureate, Liz Zetlin, and poet Rob Rolfe, author of three collections including Saugeen.
We invite anyone who would like to be considered as a participant (as a feature performer or as “tweener”) to drop us a line and a sample of your writing to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions deadline Friday May 3rd, 2013.
The two other LOCAL VOICES readings will take place on June 20th (The Bleeding Carrot in Owen Sound) and September 26th (The Bicycle Cafe in Flesherton). Line up to be announced.
Watch This Space
The list of artists for this year's festival hasn't been finalized yet, but we're working on it. Come back soon!
Mark your calendars now for the first weekend in November.