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Soundtracks & Stanzas: Changing Canada’s Black Future

February 12 at 4pm

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Whether it be poetry written for the page, the silver screen, the poetry slam, or the melody, every poet plays with language to reveal the inexpressible. Toronto International Festival of Authors, JAYU and Kuumba present the new generation of Canadian poetry who are pushing the possibilities and playing with the rules. Tune in to four distinguished Canadian poets who will take us on a journey through the physical, vocal and material elements of their poems.

Featured poets: Jillian Christmas (Vancouver), Tawhida Tanya Evanson (Montreal), Jayda Marley (Toronto), Motion (Toronto)
Curator and emcee: Poet Britta B. (Toronto)

Soundtracks & Stanzas: Changing Canada’s Black Future
February 12, 2021 at 4pm (ET)
Watch this virtual event for free

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 10, 2021. It will be showcased during Literature Live Around the Worlda collaboration project composed of 12 festivals and literature centres from every continent, who have joined forces to provide a unique 12-hour literary programme. Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation presenters Siss Vik and Mona B Riise will lead this marathon multinational venture from Bergen on Friday, February 12, 2021. Soundtracks & Stanzas: Changing Canada’s Black Future is a one-hour feature presentation of this broadcast that starts at 4pm (ET). It can be viewed for free right here on FestivalofAuthors.ca.

TIFA is excited to join forces with JAYU, a leader in the space where the arts and human rights intersect, and Kuumba (presented by TD Ready Commitment), a series of events at Harbourfront Centre celebrating Black History Month that features the work of choreographers, authors, musicians, visual artists and thought leaders from across Canada, to bring you this special event.

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Soundtracks and Stanzas event banner with Jillian Christmas

Soundtracks & Stanzas: Changing Canada’s Black Future

February 12 at 4pm

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