• TBR

  • Big Ideas: Idle No More

    by Juanita Klassen Big Ideas: Idle No More, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson Millenium Library, Carole Shields Auditorium September 23, 2014 Before each reading during this festival, I’ve sampled the atmosphere that precedes it. The aura before A Pint of Bitter Murder was easy and low-key, the one preceding Big Ideas: Valour Road was quiet and respectful, […]

  • Saturday Afternoon Youth Poetry Slam

    by Jeannette Bodnar The crowd at the Free Press Cafe The Youth Poetry Slam is in its second year and it remains my favorite event. This year it was, once again, hosted by Winnipeg Slam Master Steve Locke and held at the Free Press Café. Although the number of poet-performers was down from last year […]

  • Youth Slam!

    by Eva RodriguesThe performers were few, but the crowd was excited as four poets under the age of 22 performed at Thin Air’s youth slam poetry open mic on Saturday. Originally to be a competitive slam, Saturday’s event saw a 50-50 split between seasoned poets and newcomers. Eva and Amber, both of whom have been […]