This year’s Barrie Jazz and Blues festival, which takes place from June 11 – 22, will feature poetry and spoken word readings. According to organizer Samantha Holland:
We are looking for volunteers to perform their poetry. The event is going to combine poetry / spoken word with Jazz accompaniment, but beyond that, we are open to what our artists bring to it and tailoring it from there. Mostly, we are using this event to showcase up-and-coming poets and spoken-word artists and let them explore their work in a new, exciting way while also serving as an outreach event for TBTB.
Unity Market Cafe & Studios plays host to a Dead Poets evening on Oct. 9, 2014 from 7 – 9 pm. Organized by Word UP, this free event offers anyone the chance to read the work of their favourite departed poets. Celebrate the Halloween season by sharing the words of the dead.
Unity Market Cafe & Studios is located at 25 Toronto Street, Barrie, Ontario L4N 1T8. Food and beverages are available for purchase.
Tonight’s meeting takes place at the downtown branch of the Barrie Public Library in the Angus Ross Room from 6:30 pm to 8:45 pm. Come out to listen and critique, read your own work, or to share news and catch-up with other members. Free parking is available.
, located at 91 Dunlop St. E, Barrie, plays host to the winter gathering of the Society of the Spoken Word from 8 – 10:30 pm on Saturday January 25, 2014.
This event will feature a very special showcase from the exceedingly talented members of Meat Locker Editions
and their newly published book! As always, the second half of the gathering is open mic and welcomes readers of both poetry and short prose.
For further information, please see the SOTSW’s Facebook page HERE
Wednesday April 24, 2013 marks the final event of The Society of the Spoken Word. Casa Cappuccino will be the venue for the event which takes places between 8 – 10 pm. Confirmed guest readers include Rocco De Giacomo:
Rocco de Giacomo is a widely published poet whose work has appeared in literary journals in Canada, Australia, England, Hong Kong and the US. His work has just been accepted for publication in Descant and The Malahat Review, and has most recently been published in The Fiddlehead and Queen’s Quarterly. Rocco’s poetry has also been featured on the CBC. He is the author of numerous chapbooks including, in 2008, Catching Dawn’s Breath. In 2009, his first full-length poetry collection, Ten Thousand Miles Between Us, was launched through Quattro Books. In 2010, Ten Thousand Miles was longlisted for the ReLit Poetry Award. In 2011, it was selected for Poetry NOW’s 3rd Annual Battle of the Bards. Rocco lives in Toronto where he writes and participates on the council for the Art Bar Poetry Series.
Casa Cappuccino is located at 91 Dunlop St. E, Barrie, ON.