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Event Archive - Canadian Festival of Spoken Word: Beyond the Word - Day Two: Ian Keteku, Jeremy Loveday, Sheri-D Wilson, Chris Gilpin

Tue. October 14th 2014 Victoria Event Centre (All Ages)
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM doors at 3:45 PM
$5-$12 at the door only.
Presented by: Tongues of Fire, Spoken Word Canada
"Pictures of Sound" :: 4:00 - 6:00 PM :: $10 (regular) $5 (student)

While the video poem is not a new thing, the growth of technology and social networking has led to an exciting increase of video poems being released into the world. Join us as East Van Poetry Salon's Chris Gilpin hosts a curated showcase and panel discussion on the art of the video poem, the experiences behind them, and the importance of this form in the age of the viral video.

"CFSW Poetry Slam: Bouts #1 and #2" :: 7:00 - 9:00 PM, 9:00 - 11:00 PM :: $12 (regular) $7 (student)

Four teams compete in a four-round poetry competition judged by the audience. Poetry slam is a competition in which poets present original work without the use of props, costumes, or musical accompaniment, within a time limit of three minutes.

"Mashed Poetics 22: The Tragically Hip's 'Up to Here'" :: 11:00 PM - 1:00 AM :: $10 (regular) $5 (student)

Gord Downey might not care what the poets are doing, but that won't stop them from doing it! Mashed Poetics is an on-going music and poetry series that began in May 2009. This is its 22nd installment, and will see eleven poets write and perform new works inspired by The Tragically Hip's "Up to Here," while Vancouver band The Trickle Down plays the album in its entirety. Come rock out to this classic Canadian album and hear what the poets do with their prompt.

FESTIVAL PASSES: $75 (regular) $45 (student) - Go to to purchase.


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Jeremy Loveday (Spoken Word Poetry)

"Jeremy Loveday is a smoldering typhoon of images, spewed with so much passion, the shaman in me starts jumpin' and screamin', sexy! Do it Loveday! Show me your fireplace eyes and smack your slam lips so all 9 muses in me go burlesque!" -- Regie Cabico more info

Sheri-D Wilson (Spoken Word)

The Mama of Dada - Sheri-D Wilson (poet, playwright, performer, film-maker, essayist, teacher) has been called one of North America's most compelling action poets. Her unparalleled performance style is rich with erotic jazz, infused with a sharp feminist sensibility, and laced with a dangerous wit. Of the beat tradition, in 1989 Sheri-D studied at ... more info
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