Winnipeg’s longest running poetry open mic moves online for an event featuring Kristen Wittman
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.
Kristen Wittman is a lawyer and writer living most of the time in Winnipeg and sometimes in Minneapolis (because it’s hillier there). She has published two volumes of poetry – Stone Boat in 2004, and Death Becomes Us in 2021, both with Turnstone Press. She was runner-up in the Air Canada En Route magazine poetry award in 1993 (though it may have been 1992 – her memory is unreliable), and her writing has appeared in literary journals. She enjoys cycling in the hills in Minneapolis, cross-country skiing on the flats in Winnipeg and reorganizing her spice rack on Friday evenings.
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.