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.)
If you have any questions regarding the event please send an email to host Angeline Schellenberg: email@example.com
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 readers: Ariel Gordon & Brenda Schmidt
They will be reading from their collaborative poetry project Siteseeing: writing nature & climate across the prairies (At Bay Press, 2023).
ARIEL GORDON (she/her) is a Winnipeg/Treaty 1 territory-based a writer, editor, and enthusiast. She is the ringleader of Writes of Spring, a National Poetry Month project with the Winnipeg International Writers Festival that appears in the Winnipeg Free Press. Her first two collections of poetry won the Lansdowne Prize for Poetry, and the first book in her public poetry project TreeTalk (At Bay Press, 2020) was nominated for three Manitoba Book Awards.
BRENDA SCHMIDT was the seventh Saskatchewan Poet Laureate. Author of five books of poetry and a book of essays, her work has been nominated for Saskatchewan Book Awards, received the Alfred G. Bailey Prize for Poetry, and is included in The Best of the Best Canadian Poetry in E nglish: Tenth Anniversary Edition. She has served on the board of directors of the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild and Sage Hill Writing, and more recently as poetry editor for Grain. She gardens on a dry hillside in central west Saskatchewan in Treaty 6 territory, and has several rain barrels.