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Freelance writer. Joker. Smoker. Midnight toker. Gets his loving on the run. www.largelythetruth.com

“On the Edge” & into the sunset

As with last year, the bond evident between members of the VSWF ensemble gave the festival-ending showcase “On the Edge” real poignancy.  “On the Edge” pushes the festival poets to the extremes of their art by forcing them to build, … Continue reading

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The Awesome Shit Showcase

Watching volunteers turn crowds of dejected, would-be theatergoers away from last night’s sold-out Awesome Shit Showcase at the Intrepid Theatre, I realized two things: 1.   The Victoria Spoken Word Festival has, in only its second year, started to outgrow … Continue reading

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Tongues of Fire Instant Slam

Something I noticed last year during the Victoria Spoken Word Festival was how forgiving the audience was.  No one had beer bottles thrown at their head for stumbling over lines nor, as far as  I could tell, was anyone beaten … Continue reading

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The 2012 Victoria Spoken Word Festival Begins!

I knew there was something special about today when my barber asked me – “Do you think fish have souls?” At first I was mystified – what was so different about the day that it set my barber, a man … Continue reading

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All Good Things, Part 2

After intermission the festival ensemble took to the stage and performed a series of pieces that were by and large composed that day.  Nat Spadez & Scott Thompson played around with the idea of an attack by unicycle riding space … Continue reading

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All Good Things – The Final Night of the Victoria Spoken Word Festival, Part I

The Victoria Spoken Word Festival drew to a close last night, led by festival Poet of Honor R.C. Weslowski.  Weslowski, a 12-year veteran of the Vancouver Slam scene, spent the day working with the festival ensemble, helping the poets craft … Continue reading

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More Awesome Shit – Awesome Shit Showcase, Part 2

Something I was both impressed and surprised by last night was how supportive the audience was to performers who stumbled, slipped or forgot their place.  Not that the audience was docile, in fact they some of them kept a running … Continue reading

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