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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 – 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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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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More Tongue – Tongues of Fire, Part II

Newbie poet Scott Thompson was one of the evening’s highlights – his charmingly frantic style had all the mad joy of a child with a new toy.  He bravely admitted to being a reformed “World of Warcraft” fan (the first … 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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