WHAT’S THAT?? You (OH YES YOU) could be on the SAME stage, sharing YOUR poetry, and opening for the incredible ANDREA GIBSON?



Call for Submissions: Spoken WordAre you a spoken word artist from LGBTTIQQ2S* communities? Ever want to share your words alongside the well-known poet and queer activist Andrea Gibson? Well, here is your chance.

Submit a video or audio recording (up to 5min long) of you performing an original spoken word piece. Send an email to queensprideproject@gmail.com. Include a brief biography, your full name and your contact information in the email.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Wednesday March 5th 2014 4pm
Three spoken word artists will be selected to perform before Andrea Gibson at an event on Friday March 21st 2014 (World Poetry Day). Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity!

* Including, but not limited to: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer, Questioning, Two Spirited


Spoken Word: Andrea Gibson and Guests
Friday, March 21st, 2014
7-8:30pm, $13 per person
The St. Lawrence Ballroom (400 person capacity),
Residence Inn by Marriott at Kingston Water’s Edge,
7 Earl St, Kingston, ON
*Venue is accessible; parking available on-site

Event promo to come… ticket sales will start soon. Spread the word.

The event will be emceed by Raissa Simone – a talented spoken word performer, affiliated with Slam Kingston and POC Talk.

The host groups (still growing) include:
Queen’s Pride, Positive Space, Slam Kingston, POC Talk, Education on Queer Issues Project (EQuIP), Sexual Health Resource Centre (SHRC), Queen’s Poetry Slam (QPS), Education on Gender Issues (EGI), Kingston Pride, Mental Health Awareness Committee (MHAC)  Collective Reflections and Levana Gender Advocacy Centre

We thank all groups for their generous contributions to help make this event a possibility.


“It is this raw fearlessness that has led her to the forefront of the spoken word movement – the first winner of the Women’s World Poetry Slam – Gibson has headlined with powerful readings on war, class, gender, bullying, white privilege, sexuality, love and spirituality.”

Check out the event page here:

Author: levanacentre

Nurturing a radical community, fighting gender oppression, & advocating for broad ideas of gender empowerment (for those of any or no gender) in Kingston.

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