Bookmark: Bronwen Wallace, Thursday, September 23, 11:00 am. Tickets $12.50
Festival Friday. Mind-bending poetry
Join poet Jill Battson and break out of the print ghetto in this Festival Writers Studio class. Battson gives pointers on how to expand your craft and audience and perhaps even use poetry for social change.
Poetry Beyond the Page, Friday, September 24, 10:30 am. Tickets $ 25.00
Make the most of Festival Friday with a mind-bending cabaret of spoken word poetry featuring the best performers working in the genre today, including Vancouver's CR Avery, Canada's Sandra Alland and Luna Allison, and from New York/Washington, Adeena Karasick, Regie Cabico, and Todd Colby. Worth staying up late! Hosted by the inimitable Jill Battson. Cash Bar.
Vox Performa, Friday, September 24, 10:30 pm. Tickets $12.50
SaturDay/NightLive. Page poets, performance poets - and you!
Come hear the great debate between spoken word and printed text with Todd Colby, Steven Heighton, Jill Battson, and Regie Cabico. Moderated by poet Genni Gunn.
Poets: Stage vs. Page, Saturday September 25, 3:00 pm. Tickets $12.50
Poet Laureate John Steffler joins Jill Battson, Genni Gunn, and CR Avery and six renowned prose writers including Michael Winter, Miguel Syjuco, and Lisa Moore in a free-flowing night of unforgettable words and music hosted by CBC's Bill Richardson with jazz stylings by Jonathan Stewart's Trio Without Words. Cash bar.
Saturday Night SpeakEasy, Saturday September 25, 8:00 pm. Tickets $12.50