Speaking Crow with Bola Opaleke

Tuesday, February 1, 2022 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Winnipeg’s longest running poetry open mic moves online for an event featuring Bola Opaleke!

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.

We have two registration options:

Register HERE via Eventbrite

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.)

If you have any questions regarding the event please send an email to: speakingcrow@thinairwinnipeg.ca

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.

Featured Guest

Bola Opaleke is the author of “Skeleton of a Ruined Song” (IceFloe Press) and winner of the 2020 Thomas Morton Prize in Poetry. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in journals like Prairie Fire, Frontier Poetry, Rattle, CBC Books, The Nottingham Review, The Puritan, Literary Review of Canada, Sierra Nevada Review, The Indianapolis Review, Canadian Literature, and many more. He holds a degree in City Planning and lives in Winnipeg. Bola is currently Arts Community Director with Winnipeg Arts Council Board of Directors.

 

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.

*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.

*If you have any questions regarding the event please send an email to: speakingcrow@thinairwinnipeg.ca