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Canadian Festival of Spoken Word

October 13 - October 19
Guelph Guelph, Ontario Canada + Google Map

The Canadian Festival of Spoken Word began as a small festival in Ottawa in 2004. At that time, it was dubbed the Canadian Spoken Wordlympics. The first festival included six teams of poets and a small number of guests in attendance. In just nine short years, the festival grew from 6 teams to 20+, with …

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11:30 am

Wade in the Water – Poetry as an Invitation to Speak Together Differently

October 19 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Fairmont Château Whistler, Fairmont Château Whistler, 4599 Chateau Blvd
Whistler, British Columbia V8E 0Z5 Canada
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Griffin Poetry Prize winner Eve Joseph joins fellow writers Yvonne Blomer, Lorna Crozier, Cecily Nicholson and Jason Stefanik for this much anticipated Whistler Writers Festival event. Learn more here.

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1:30 pm

d/Deaf Republic: Poets on d/Deafness

October 19 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road
London, SE1 8XX United Kingdom
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Multi-award winning poets Raymond Antrobus, Ilya Kaminsky and Carcanet debutante Lisa Kelly share the stage to perform their latest work. The event explores both the poets’ personal experiences of d/Deafness as well as looking at a wider political and historical context in which d/Deaf communities have been marginalised. Learn more here.

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