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“O for a Muse of fire,
that would ascend
The brightest heaven
of invention,
A kingdom for a
stage, princes to act
And monarchs to
behold the swelling
scene!”
-Willam Shakespeare
King Henry V



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2005 Festival Events

EVENT #1: (images)
Co-produced with the Calgary Jazz Festival
POETRY BEYOND BELIEF: YIN & YANG
June 21, 2005 @ Knox United Church (506 4 Street SW)
8:00 PM $20
Poets:
Anne Waldman / Quincy Troupe

EVENT #2:(images)
Co-produced with Single Onion
EMERGING VOICES – POETRY GONE WILD
June 28, 2005 @ Ironwood Stage and Grill (1429 9 Avenue SE)
8:00 PM $15
Poets:
Möe Clarkryan FitzpatrickJill HartmanFrances
Kruk
André RodriguesJordan ScottAndrew
Wedderburn
Jonathon Wilcke (in co-operation with
dANDelion and filling station)

This event will showcase emerging artists in Calgary. It will be youth oriented to develop a new generation of spoken word artists and a young audience.

EVENT #3:(images)
CRAWL ON THE MALL
June 29, 2005, $15
6:00 PM McNally Robinson Booksellers (120 8th Avenue SW)
7:30 PM Art Gallery of Calgary (117 8th Avenue SW)
9:00 PM Art Central - and party (100 7th Avenue SW)
Poets:
Lillian Allen (Toronto) • Jill Battson (Toronto) • Vivian
Hansen
(Calgary) • Bob Holman (New York City) •
Fred Holliss (Calgary) • RC Weslowski (Vancouver) •
D. Kimm (Montreal) • Sean McGarragle (Vancouver) •
Kirk Miles (Calgary) • Ken Mitchell (Regina) •
Orunamamu (San Francisco) • Andrea Thompson (Toronto)

This represents another new departure and development for the festival. It ‘s like a pub crawl, only it’s a poetry crawl. The audience will hear several poets in each location, while sipping their favorite beverage. There will be a final reading and party at our destination point, Art Central.

EVENT #4:(images)
BIG BANG POETRY – WITH LIVE MUSIC
June 30, 2005@ Ironwood Stage and Grill (1429 9 Avenue SE)
8:00 PM $15
Poets:
David Bateman (Toronto) • Ian Ferrier (Montreal) •
Kevin Matthews (Ottawa) • Dwayne Morgan (Toronto) •
Jem Rolls (Scotland) • Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm
(Cape Croker) • sheri-d wilson (Calgary)
Music provided by: John Hyde and friends!

This is a massive launch and reading!

This grassroots community-based festival will introduce the oral traditions of poetry (which include beat Jazz poetry, Dub poetry, Hip Hop Poetry, Slam Poetry and Storytellers) to a young audience as well as presenting mature works to the more sophisticated audience. Spoken Word poetry has a strong music component. This is a genre that Albertans seem to be interested in (as proven by the attendance of the first festival).


2006 Calgary International Spoken Word Society