Speaking Crow featuring Jody Baltessen

Tuesday, October 3, 2023 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Archived

Online, Zoom,

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Winnipeg’s longest-running poetry open mic moves online with a featured reading by Prairie Fire contest winner Jody Baltessen.

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 via EventBrite HERE

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: Jody Baltessen

Jody Baltessen is a poet, writer, and archivist in Winnipeg, Treaty 1 Territory. Her poetry explores place and the archive, drawing on the materiality and layered meanings of landscapes and records, and the history of the archive itself. Her poems have been published in Prairie Fire, Hamilton Arts & Letters (HA&L), Grain, Pangyrus, Poetry Pause (League of Canadian Poets), and The New Quarterly (TNQ). In 2022, she was awarded first place in the Prairie Fire Press/McNally Robinson Booksellers Writing Contest (Poetry), and placed third in Grain’s Short Grain Contest. Her poetry suite Invasion Studies was shortlisted for the 2016-2017 Gwendolyn MacEwen/Exile Poetry Prize. Jody is a volunteer book reviewer for Prairie Fire.

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