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WORD*LAB featuring Bänoo Zan

CO*LAB 9641 102A Ave NW, Edmonton

WORD*LAB Featuring: Bänoo Zan Plus open mic! When: December 15th, 2022 at 7:30pm Where: CO*LAB - 9641 102A Ave NW, Edmonton Co-presented by: Edmonton Poetry Festival and CO*LAB A monthly performance poetry experience Pay-What-You-Can at the door Suggested Donation $10 Bänoo Zan is a poet, librettist, translator, teacher, editor and poetry curator, with more than 250 published poems and poetry-related pieces as well as three books including Songs of Exile and Letters to My Father. She is the founder of Shab-e She’r (Poetry Night), Canada’s most diverse poetry reading and open mic series (inception: 2012), a brave space that bridges the gap between communities of poets from different ethnicities, nationalities, religions (or lack thereof), ages, genders, sexual orientations, disabilities, poetic styles, voices and visions. Bänoo is the Writer-in-Residence at the University of Alberta, Canada, Sept 2022-May 2023. Social media links LinkedIn Facebook Twitter Instagram Books Songs of Exile Letters to […]

WORD*LAB featuring Chris Hutchinson

CO*LAB 9641 102A Ave NW, Edmonton

WORD*LAB Featuring: Chris Hutchinson Plus open mic! When: November 24th, 2022 at 7:30pm Where: CO*LAB - 9641 102A Ave NW, Edmonton Co-presented by: Edmonton Poetry Festival and CO*LAB A monthly performance poetry experience Pay-What-You-Can at the door Suggested Donation $10 Chris Hutchinson is the author of five books, including the cult-classic speculative autobiography-in-verse novel Jonas in Frames (Goose Lane Editions) and his most recent poetry collection, In the Vicinity of Riches (icehouse poetry, 2020). Visit Chris's website to buy his books.

WORD*LAB featuring Some Sum

CO*LAB 9641 102A Ave NW, Edmonton

WORD*LAB Featuring: Some Sum Plus open mic! When: October 13th, 2022 at 7:30pm Where: CO*LAB - 9641 102A Ave NW, Edmonton Co-presented by: Edmonton Poetry Festival and CO*LAB A monthly performance poetry experience Pay-What-You-Can at the door Suggested Donation $10 'Sum' started writing at the age of 16 & began to freestyle whilst living on the streets of Edmonton at age 17. His submersion into hip-hop culture supported the foundation of his ability to freestyle & eventually song write & experiment with lyricism. This enthusiastic devotion for 'word smithing' as an art form, has successfully cultivated an adept ability to express with purpose, passion & power for intentionally conscious, culture informed entertainment. His work covers decolonization, original people's spirituality, the relationship between personal self & the world around us.