The New Embassy

Jennifer Alicia Murrin, Seán Kinsella and Denise McLeod

The New Embassy

Jennifer Alicia Murrin, Seán Kinsella and Denise McLeod

8:30pm

Sunday, October 31, 2021

As part of The New Embassy series, this event will be available to watch from Thursday, July 7 to Wednesday, July 13, 2022.

Be transported to the titular Bohemian Embassy, Toronto’s most famed countercultural artistic hub of the 1960s. Two-time national poetry slam champion Jennifer Alicia Murrin has curated this unique performance, inspired by the now-fabled coffee house. Tune in for new spoken word performances by Seán Kinsella and Denise McLeod, and don’t forget to bring your favourite beverage!

CW // This event contains strong language and images of a sexual nature. Discretion is advised.

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The New Embassy event series is funded by the Canada Council for the Arts through the Digital NOW program.

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Performance
Presentation
Reading

As part of The New Embassy series, this event will be available to watch from Thursday, July 7 to Wednesday, July 13, 2022.

Be transported to the titular Bohemian Embassy, Toronto’s most famed countercultural artistic hub of the 1960s. Two-time national poetry slam champion Jennifer Alicia Murrin has curated this unique performance, inspired by the now-fabled coffee house. Tune in for new spoken word performances by Seán Kinsella and Denise McLeod, and don’t forget to bring your favourite beverage!

CW // This event contains strong language and images of a sexual nature. Discretion is advised.

English captioning is available for this video. Please click the ‘CC’ button in the video toolbar to turn it on.

The New Embassy event series is funded by the Canada Council for the Arts through the Digital NOW program.

Canada Council for the Arts logo

Performance
Presentation
Reading

Featured Authors

Jennifer Alicia Murrin (they/she) is a queer, mixed (Mi’kmaw/Settler) storyteller originally from Elmastukwek, Ktaqmkuk (Bay Of Islands, Newfoundland), now residing in Toronto. She is a two-time national poetry slam champion and member of Seeds & Stardust Poetry Collective. Jennifer Alicia's debut chapbook is being released by Moon Jelly House Fall 2020. Find out more about their work here: www.jenniferalicia.com. Appearance supported by Pride Toronto.    

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Seán Carson Kinsella (ê-akimiht nêhi(y/th)aw/otipemisiwak/Nakawé/Irish) is migizi dodem (Bald Eagle Clan) and two-spirit/queer/aayahkwêw and is descended from signatories of Treaties 4, 6 and 8. They were born in Toronto, on Treaty 13 lands and grew up in Williams Treaty territory and currently reside between the Deer Park area of Toronto and sagetewedgewam (Trent River) on Michi Saagig territory.

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Denise B. Mcleod is a proud Urban Anishinaabe Kwe, who’s home territory is Sagamok Anishnawbek F.N, located on the north shore of Lake Huron. Denise, along with her comedy sisters, founded Manifest Destiny’s Child Comedy Collective (MDC) in 2017. While with MDC she has taken the stage for events like The Toronto International Film Festival, Royal Ontario Museum’s Friday Night Live and Art Gallery of Ontario’s First Thursday. Denise’s comedy is rooted in her Indigeneity, focuses on making fun of colonization, misogyny and racism, just enough to make white men uncomfortable.

Read more about Denise McLeod

8:30pm

Sunday, October 31, 2021

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