Presented by The Vancouver Writers Fest
Sheniz Janmohamed, Ahmed Knowmadic, Deanna Rodger
Host: Jillian Christmas
The ever-popular spoken word showcase known as Word! has become a signature event at the Festival over the years. Today’s line-up is of the highest calibre. 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. Deanna Rodger was the youngest-ever UK Poetry Slam Champion and has written and performed as a poet and actor from Buckingham Palace to TedX. Witness the true power of words this afternoon from the mouths of these talented performers.
(This event is repeated on Wednesday morning)
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
Regular: $17 + $3.75 fee
Senior: $15 + $3.75 fee
Youth Under 30: $15 + $3.75 fee
Member: $15 + $3.75 fee
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