Presented by The Vancouver Writers Fest
Dean Atta, Sheniz Janmohamed, Ahmed Knowmadic
The ever-popular spoken word showcase known as Word! has become a signature event at the Festival over the years. Today’s lineup is of the highest calibre. Dean Atta, one of the UK’s finest emerging poets, explores race, identity and sexuality in his work. Canada’s Sheniz Janmohamed first encountered spoken word in high school. She has since completed an MFA and gone on to perform her work internationally. Ahmed Knowmadic, originally from Mogadishu, became the first Somali spoken word champion at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word in 2011. In 2017, he was named Edmonton’s seventh Poet Laureate. The true power of words is palpable as young minds absorb, react to and find inspiration in the talented performers on stage.
(This event is repeated on Thursday afternoon.)
SUITABLE FOR GRADES 8–12 AND ADULTS.
WARNING: CONTENT IN THIS EVENT MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL CLASSES.
Granville Island Stage
1585 Johnston Street
School Groups: $9.50 (available only to educators)
Youth Under 30: $15
Ticket price includes GST but not service fees ($3.75/$.50 school groups).
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