With EL JONES
POSTPONED UNTIL EARLY 2014!!
A one-day workshop devoted to exploring the art of spoken word. This workshop is for everyone interested in writing spoken word or for writers interested in integrating performance into their readings. Participants will also explore oral culture, occasional writing, politics, and art.
El Jones is a spoken word activist and teacher. She was the two-time captain of the back-to-back national championship Halifax slam team in 2007 and 2008. El has performed all over Canada, including at the 10th Anniversary All-Star edition of When Sisters Speak in Toronto. In 2012, she was sponsored by Citizenship and Heritage Canada on a reading tour of Nova Scotia with George Elliott Clarke. In June 2013, El became HRM’s fifth Poet Laureate. Her poetry is particularly committed to political causes and social justice and has worked extensively with organizations around Halifax performing and presenting on issues of social change. She is dedicated to using poetry in prison outreach and youth engagement, and volunteers twice a week at Centerline Studio on the corner of Uniacke and Gottingen. El is current artistic director of Word Iz Bond Spoken Word Artist Collective and can be seen performing on the third Thursday of every month at the Company House at 2202 Gottingen Street in Word Iz Bond’s SPEAK! series, one of the oldest continually running spoken word series in Canada. She currently teaches in the African Canadian Transition Program at NSCC and in the Women's Studies program at Acadia. El believes that poetry can empower the powerless and give voice to the voiceless.
Cost: $80 for WFNS members / $100 for non-members
To Register: Contact the WFNS office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 902.423.8116. Register early as space is limited.