Speaking Crow with David Yerex Williamson

Tuesday, April 5, 2022 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Archived


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Winnipeg’s longest running poetry open mic moves online for an event featuring David Yerex Williamson

About this event

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.

Featured Guest

David Yerex Williamson is a former dean and instructor with University College of the North, living near the northern Manitoba community of Kinasao Sipi (Norway House, Treaty 5). His latest works have appeared in The Antigonish Review, Aesthetica and The Broken Spine (UK). His first full length work, Through Disassembled Houses of Perfect Stones, will be released by At Bay Press in the spring of 2022. When not teaching, writing or drawing, David usually shovels snow, cuts wood and chases his dogs along the historic Nelson River. For 2021-22, he is on sabbatical, living in St. Boniface with an over-indulged kitten, teaching part-time, working on a new collection of poetry and snowshoeing through Whittier Park.

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