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 7-9 2014

Words Aloud 2014 

Save the Dates:  November 6-7-8-9 and 16

Performers for this year's festival will include:  Giles Benaway, Karen Connolly, Mary Dalton, Tanya Evanson, Sheniz Janmohamed, Shane Rhodes, Katherena Vermette and others soon to be announced.

The 2014 Family program: a thrilling performance of The Three Musketeers at the Victoria Jubilee Hall on Sunday November 16th.


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This documentary takes you on a journey through the many forms of spoken word, including dub, slam and lyric poetry, performance poetry, and storytelling. Click here to learn more.


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