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W O R D S P E L L
   TORONTO ON
SPOKEN WORD W/ TANYA EVANSON
& LAURA KELSEY RIDEOUT 

Wednesday JAN 7 2015  |  8PM  | $6
Free Times Cafe 320 College St.
In its third year, the WordSpell Collective runs the only series bringing together talented established and emerging female-identifying spoken word artists on a regular basis in Toronto.

C A N L I P  :  T H E  G R E A T  
C A N A D I A N  Y O U T U B E
P O E T R Y  C O N T E S T
Want an all-expense paid trip to participate in the Canadian Individual Poetry Slam Championship in Vancouver this April? Post your best poem on YouTube and enter the contest. The winner has the option to compete in CIPS and will have their video shown on the big screen on Finals night. Submission deadline extended to February 1, 2015. Contest rules here

J E S S A M Y  S T U R S B E R G  
P O E T R Y  C O N T E S T  F O R
C A N A D I A N  Y O U T H
Calling all young poets! Submit your work as a junior (grade 7-9) or senior (grade 10-12) for the chance to receive cash prizes of $400 / $350 / $300. Winning poems will be published in the League of Canadian Poets (LCP) e-zine, receive Jessamy Stursberg Poetry Contest for Canadian Youth certificates and student membership in the LCP for one year. Submission deadline January 15, 2015. Contest rules here

TANYA EVANSON @ AGA KHAN MUSEUM
Photo by Reza Salsany
Toronto ON, 12/18/14

S E M A  S P A C E
E S P A C E  S E M A
   MONTREAL QC
SUFI WHIRLING MEDITATION SESSIONS
Sunday JAN 25 2015  |  2PM  |  by donation
4th Sundays of the month
Nyata Nyata Dance Studio 
4374 St-Laurent Blvd. 2nd floor
These gatherings are for anyone wishing to work on elements of Sufi whirling; the powerful, challenging and ecstatic moving meditation of Rumi, the Mevlevi Whirling Dervishes and beyond. The future is ancient. The music is live. Bring your passion, patience, loose clothing, good socks and a snack to share.
Upcoming dates (note Feb/Mar/Apr canceled):
May 24, June 28, July 26, Aug. 23, Sep. 27, Oct. 25, Nov. 22, Dec. 27


S L A M  S E S S I O N  M T L 
   MONTREAL QC
SPOKEN WORD W/ TANYA EVANSON
Monday JAN 26 2015  |  8PM  |  $5
Bar Populaire 6584 St-Laurent Blvd. 

An evening of French and English spoken word.

REVIEW OF SPOKEN WORD IN CANADA
Check out Canada's revived digital magazine dedicated to the art of spoken word - includes great features, scene reports and profiles including my review of kaie kellough's sound poetry album creole continuum.

POETICS IN PRINT & ONLINE
For over 30 years, Arc Poetry Magazine has been bringing great poetry to readers in Canada and beyond. Cordite Poetry Review is an Australian and international journal of poetry review and criticism. Check out the special joint December 2014 Issue 48.1 with interview and poem




 Mother Tongue Media