Category Archives: Performance news

I come from the slam community, a community of people drawn to the performance phenomena called a poetry slam, where poets are scored from 0 to 10 by random audience members based on their writing and performance. Most of you … Continue reading

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Toronto Poetry Slam

I’m a regular at Toronto Poetry slam. You can catch me hosting, working as slam master, live tweeting, on merch table duty, timekeeping or scorekeeping. There’s lots to do to keep this bimonthly slam happening. It’s always great when we … Continue reading

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The Great Canadian YouTube Poetry Contest

My newest poetry video created by the talented Jessica, Charlie and Lucy at NTCI, late January. We submitted this video to the Great Canadian YouTube Poetry Contest, where voting by likes created a short-list. The videos were then judged by numbers … Continue reading

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Tomboy tour

Okay, so this is not yet a great, big, dreaming-out-loud national or international tour but I have had a chance to perform one of my favorite poems, tomboy, in quite a few locations over the last couple of weeks. They … Continue reading

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At the Engineer’s Without Borders 2014 Conference

If you were given approximately 6,000 words from Engineers Without Borders chapters across Canada reporting on their successes in 2013, could you create a poem? I did. I wrote this poem and performed it today. In a room of about … Continue reading

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Bullying Awareness: A Letter to the Playground Bully

This month I’m doing my teacher’s college practicum at Scarlett Heights Entrepreneurial Academy. I got to participate in their Bullying Awareness Assembly and perform one of my current favorite poems, A Letter to the Playground Bully, by Andrea Gibson. Listen … Continue reading

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Happy National Poetry Month!

Did you know National Poetry Month is 15 years old in Canada? I’m excited to perform tomorrow for the Institute of Cultural Affair’s community of facilitators and friends tomorrow. Come join us! Details for both of my two official poetry … Continue reading

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