• Cat Kidd Photo
  • James Gordon Photo
  • Sheng Xue Photo
  • Durham Art Gallery Walkway Photo

Announcing the Artists for 2016!

We're thrilled to announce a terrific list of artists for this year's festival - check it out and we think you'll agree.

Welcome to our 2016 Words Aloud Artistic Director

Words Aloud is thrilled to announce that Terry Burns, past Festival Coordinator (2011-13), has stepped into the role of Artistic Director for 2016. Terry, as well as a talented poet and performer in her own right, is a gifted arts administrator.  Terry will be supported in her role by the core planning group  of Ann Hagedorn, Hazel Lyder, Skyler Radojkovic, Katherine Edgecombe and Jenny Parsons, and many other dedicated volunteers.



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Check out this brilliant classroom learning resource featuring video performances by 14 of Canada’s best poets and storytellers.