ForeWords

Friday, September 18, 2015 at 9:00 pm Archived

Salle Antoine-Gaborieau (2nd floor), Centre culturel franco-manitobain (CCFM), 340, boul. Provencher

Admission is $10 for the full evening—come early and enjoy Opening Night as well.

 

The Winnipeg Poetry Slam Team

 

You might call spoken word the dynamic hybrid of poetry and performance. Our second show of the evening features members of the Winnipeg Poetry Slam Team who will compete at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word in Saskatoon this fall. This year’s performers—Tharuna Abbu, Julia Florek, Mike Johnston, Larysa Musick, and Amber O’Reilly—show how much provocative, political, and personal material you can pack into a three-minute hit. To cap off the evening, a THIN AIR tradition: 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…

 

Cash bar.