Speaking Crow featuring George Amabile

Tuesday, February 7, 2023 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Archived

Online, Zoom,

Download MP3


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 via Eventbrite HERE

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. We will start at 7:00 sharp Central Time! (Please only register 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.

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.

Featured Guest: George Amabile

George Amabile has published his poetry, fiction and non-fiction in the USA, Canada, Europe, England, Wales, South America, Australia and New Zealand in over a hundred anthologies, magazines, journals and periodicals including The New Yorker, The New Yorker Book of Poems, Harper’s, Poetry (Chicago), American Poetry Review, Botteghe Oscure, The Globe and Mail, The Malahat Review, The Penguin Book of Canadian Verse, Saturday Night, Poetry Australia, Sur (Buenos Aires), Poetry Canada Review and Canadian Literature. Amabile has published twelve books. The Presence of Fire (McClelland & Stewart, 1982), won the CAA National Poetry Prize; his long poem, Durée, placed third in the CBC Literary Competition for 1991; “What We Take with Us, Going Away” was shortlisted for the CBC Literary Prize in 2003 and he is the subject of a special issue of Prairie Fire, (Vol. 21, No. 1, May 2000). “Diminuendo” was awarded third prize in the Petra Kenney International Poetry Competition for 2005, and “A Raft of Lilies” won second place in the MAC national poetry contest “Friends” (2007) and in the 2013 Writer’s Digest rhymed poem contest. Small Change (Fiction, Libros Libertad, 2011) and a long poem, Dancing, with Mirrors (Porcupine’s Quill, 2011), both won Bressani awards. Operation Stealth Seed (Signature Editions, 2019) won the Michael Van Rooy Genre Fiction Award).

*Please note, only featured readers are 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