Schedule

WEDNESDAY 4 JUNE 7:00pm
Gas Station Theatre
Winnipeg Poetry Slam Finals
The Winnipeg Poetry Slam season concludes with the top eight poets of the 2014 season competing for a chance to represent Winnipeg at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word. The top five poets will make up this year’s team.
feat. Zaccheus Jackson, plus Winnipeg’s top eight slam poets
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THURSDAY 5 JUNE 7:00pm
Gas Station Theatre
On the Spot: improv + spoken word
Acclaimed improv master Stephen Sim (CRUMBS) leads a troupe of local improvisers in collaboration with performance poets to create an evening of never-before-seen stories.
feat. Stephen Sim, Caitlin Curtis, Gord Tanner, Leif Ingebrigtsen, Steve Currie, Dave McLeod, Leif Norman, Mira Black, Chimwemwe Undi, Steve Locke
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FRIDAY 6 JUNE 7:00pm
Gas Station Theatre
Spoken Weird + Haiku Death Match
Step into the world of spoken weird! Tonight’s poets are form-changers, boundary-pushers, word maker-uppers. At the forefront of their genre, they explore how far ‘spoken word’ can go.
Afterwards, haiku writers will test their mettle in a sudden death tournament—only one can be crowned Haiku Champion!
feat. Andrea von Wichert, Drek Daa, RC Weslowski, plus a cast of local haiku masters
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SATURDAY 7 JUNE 2:00pm
Burns Family Classroom, Artspace
Workshop with RC Weslowski
Learn to be silly with RC Weslowski! This workshop will allow us to lighten up and be seen as foolish in front of others, approach dark topics with openness and light, and write/play with no end goal in mind.
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SATURDAY 7 JUNE 7:00pm
Gas Station Theatre
Straight Talk
Sit back, relax, and take in some of the best spoken word poetry in North America. Pensive, political, playful, and just plain poetic, these top talents run the gamut from tear-jerkers to gut-busters. Get ready to be blown away.
feat. Isaac Bond, Shayna Stock, Greg “Ritallin” Frankson, Mary Pinkoski, Nereo II, Buddy Wakefield
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SUNDAY 8 JUNE 2:00pm
Burns Family Classroom, Artspace
Workshop with Buddy Wakefield
Esteemed spoken word artist Buddy Wakefield will lead a Q&A focused on the needs of the attendees, with in-the-moment coaching and feedback for participants, and discussion on approach, craft, and debunking writing myths. Learn from one of the greats in an intimate setting.
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