Winnipeg’s longest running poetry open mic moves online for an event featuring James Scoles.
Welcome to Speaking Crow the Virtual Edition! Just as before, we will be meeting the first Tuesday of every month at 7:00pm, this time via ZOOM.
REGISTER HERE via Eventbrite
We have two registration options:
1)Register to be part of an enthusiastic Speaking Crow audience, and receive the ZOOM link to attend.
2)Register to be one of the open mic readers, and receive the ZOOM link to attend. Limit 25, first-come-first-served.
Registration for both options will remain open until 7:05 pm. Note the new deadline. We will start at 7:00 sharp! (Please only registered for one ticket per person: the audience and open mic links are identical.)
Speaking Crow is funded and facilitated by the Winnipeg International Writers Festival (WIWF) which is committed to creating safe and respectful opportunities for writers, volunteers, audience members, and workers to share knowledge, explore ideas, and build community.
James Scoles is the author of The Trailer (Signature Editions, 2021). He holds degrees from Arizona State, North Dakota, and Southern Illinois Universities, and he has lived, travelled, and worked in over 90 countries. His poem “The Trailer” won the 2013 CBC Poetry Prize, and his short stories are featured in Coming Attractions 13 (Oberon Press). His writing has been nominated for The Journey Prize, the Pushcart Prize, and both the Western and National Magazine Awards. He lives in Winnipeg, where he teaches creative writing and literature at the University of Winnipeg and also helps run a small, 120-year-old family farm.
Polish up your new poems for your 3 minutes of fame at the open mic!
Speaking Crow is a space that values diversity, creativity, and encouragement. Whether you do spoken word or page poetry, whether you’ve published widely or just started writing, we can’t wait to hear your poems.
*If you have any questions regarding the event please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Please note, only the featured reader will be recorded.
*For everyone’s safety, attendees will remain muted until their turn to read and anyone engaged in disruptive or disrespectful behaviour will be removed immediately.