The 9th annual Calgary Spoken Word Festival goes into full swing this weekend, featuring several events that take place right here at the Central Library. For a complete list of the festival events, click here. And here are the events the Central library is thrilled to be hosting in the John Dutton Theatre:
Saturday April 21 - SLAM CHAMPS PG
This is the winner circle sublime! National and International Slam Champs will raise the roof and rock the stage. If you want to Slam or you know someone who does or you just want to see the best in action—this event could change your life.
Truth Is (Ottawa)
Ian Keteku (Ottawa)
Mike McGee (Portland)
Mary Pinkoski (Edmonton)
Regie Cabico (Waskington,DC)
Sunday April 22 - LEAGUE OF POETS & FRIENDS READING
A Balanced Brunch - Celebrating the 14th Annual National Poetry Month, four talented Calgary area poets will share their perspective on this year's theme of "balance" – culturally, creatively, linguistically, personally, socially, playfully, politically, poetically, or perhaps even musically! Coffee, tea and muffins will be served.
Vivian Hansen (Calgary)
Richard Harrison (Calgary)
Micheline Maylor (Calgary)
T.B. Perry (Calgary)
Click book covers to find titles in the library catalogue!
Following the League of Poets & Friends Reading, starting at 2:30 (arrive at 2 if you want to compete!), it is your chance to shine... SNAP JUDGMENT - STORY SLAM COMPETITION Hosted by Regie Cabico
"This is your chance. Arrive at two bells. Sign up. Tell your five minute story. Two rounds. Winner takes all."