ABOUT POCTALK: POCTALK was born in the conversations, solidarity, struggle, and fed up feels of a few local people of colour. This event aims to give a space and a mic to self-identified people of colour and/or indigenous people to share their poetry, stories, jokes, songs, histories, resistance, and lives. POCTALK seeks to create community for us, challenge the communities that are unsafe for us, and foster room for our narratives to be brought together. Come out, come speak, come listen!
FEATURE ARTIST: Our feature artist for January is the very talented BRANDON WINT. Brandon Wint is an Ottawa-based writer and poet who has graced stages and captured the attention of audiences across Canada with his unique spoken word performances since 2008. Through his insightful performance pieces, Wint encapsulates the subtle and remarkable beauty of the human condition. As a poet who has been part of two Canadian Festival of Spoken Word championship teams, and as one who has traveled the country performing poetry for diverse audiences, Wint has been exposed to many styles of poetry, many ways of relating, and many different artistic aesthetics. By now, he is a veteran of the Canadian spoken word community, having done well over 100 performances, both as a solo artist and as part of The Recipe Poetry Troupe. His spoken word pieces have been recorded and included on four compilation albums, and his poetry has been published in national anthologies. Brandon is a poet of unique national distinction and renown, and he is happy to be a part of what makes this show a beautiful and memorable experience.
WHERE: THE SLEEPLESS GOAT
Sign-up @ 7.30 Show @ 8.00
This an accountable space- no misogynist/queerphobic/racist/oppressive content tolerated at this event.
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