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Literature Live Around the World: Speaking Poetry from the Ashes

February 05 at 1:40pm

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Three rising star Canadian artists, Kelisha Daley, Shahaddah Jack and Martin Gomes, speak poetry to power in this raw and inspiring spoken word presentation, hosted live by Desiree Mckenzie. Performers are mentees of the JAYU iAM Programme: a youth-led arts and social justice mentorship for equity-seeking youth in Canada aged 12–26. Desiree Mckenzie is an award-winning performer and arts educator, who in 2019, earned the title of Canadian Festival of Spoken Word National Champion. Presented in partnership with JAYU and Kuumba: Toronto’s largest Black Futures Month celebration (supported by TD Ready Commitment and the Government of Canada).

Speaking Poetry from the Ashes
February 5, 2021 at 1:40pm ET
Virtual Event

This event will be presented as part of the Bergen International Literary Festival, a five-day festival that celebrates international and Norwegian fiction and non-fiction beginning on February 9, 2022. It will be showcased during Literature Live Around the World, a collaboration project composed of 11 festivals and literature centres from every continent, who have joined forces to provide the second edition of this unique literary programme. Mona B Riise and Britta B. will lead the marathon multinational venture from Bergen on Saturday, February 5, 2022. Speaking Poetry from the Ashes is a 30-minute feature presentation of this broadcast that starts at 1:40pm (ET). It can be viewed for free right here on FestivalofAuthors.ca.

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Literature Live Around the World banner. Features images of landscapes and famous structures from around the world with Britta B and Mona B Riise's headshots.

Literature Live Around the World: Speaking Poetry from the Ashes

February 05 at 1:40pm

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