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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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Awesome Shit Showcase, Part I

The train that is the Victoria Spoken Word Festival rolled into the Intrepid Theatre Club last night for the “Awesome Shit Showcase”.  While the name does call into mind a travelling museum displaying the many and varied wonders which may result … Continue reading

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Tongues of Fire, Part I

After an Arctic walk worthy of  Sir Ranulph Fiennes, I arrived at Cafe Solstice. There was already a crowd and it was only with the help of sharp eyes and sharper elbows that I managed to secure a seat amidst … Continue reading

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The Big Night / In Fact It’s Cold as Hell

The Victoria Spoken Word Festival opens tonight as we settle in for a second evening of what passes for dark, brittle cold here in the city.  One hour from now, at 7:30pm, some of Canada’s finest spoken word artists, including … Continue reading

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Mood Lighting & Revelations

Participants, organizers, the cook, the thief, his wife and her lover all turned out to restaurant/nightclub The Mint last night for the Victoria Spoken Word Festival’s opening bash. Old friends caught up on each other’s lives while total strangers stared … Continue reading

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The Festival is Almost Upon Us

Hello, Victoria. You may have noticed that today snow fell all across the GVRD and that can only mean one thing – the absolute end of the world is upon us.  Not to worry, if the Great and Final Show … Continue reading

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