ForeWords. Featuring: Genni Gunn & Winnipeg Poetry Slam Team

Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm Archived

Free Press News Cafe, 237 McDermot Avenue

ForeWords kicks things into high gear with a raucous word flurry
at the Free Press New Café. (Mature content.)

Genni Gunn, writer, translator, musician, and peripatetic
spirit, will read from Tracks, her new collection of travel-meetslife

Also on the evening’s roster: the poetry slam finalists who will
represent Winnipeg at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word in
Montreal this fall. After competing throughout the season against
some of the city’s best Spoken Word performers, Aaron Simm,
Mike Johnston, Steve Currie, Mira Black, and T’ai Pu came out on
top. They’ll show their stuff—provocative, political, personal—
on the stage tonight.

Back by popular demand: the Haiku Death Match! A contest
of wit and wisdom parceled out in 17-syllable units. Comical,
thoughtful, profane—what’ll it be? The audience votes for their
favorites over several rapid-fire rounds to declare this year’s
Haiku Master! Prepare to be amused, occasionally offended, and
always amazed…

Tickets are $5, available at the door. Limited seating.