Okay, everybody. I know this is old news, but I’ve got to say it again.
VERSeFest kicks off TONIGHT!
Come down to Arts Court at 7pm (or, ideally, a little earlier to make sure you get a ticket and a seat) for a sure-to-be-glorious performance by Shauntay Grant and Afua Cooper plus Suzanne Buffam, Dennis Lee, and Paul Tyler.
… Which, obviously, I urge you to attend.😀
Saturday offers a duo of free workshops provided by Ian Keteku and VoV alumna Danielle K. L. Gregoire; plus a slew of performances including those by Rae Armantrout, Taqralik Partridge, and Ursula Rucker. PLUS there’s a after-party at the Mercury Lounge, for those who just can’t get enough of the people and the poetry.
Sunday ends things with a writing workshop by Ursula Rucker; performances by Paige Ackerson-Kiely and Barry McKinnon; as well as The Summit Reading at the NAC, which includes Governor General’s Award-winner Phil Hall; U.S. Poet Laureate Philip Levine; and Mexico’s esteemed poet Pura López-Colomé.
$10 gets you a daypass (which, typically, covers two shows), although the Summit Reading and Ursual Rucker’s show are both a little bit extra. You can pre-pay for tickets online at the VERSeFest website (print your paypal receipt, as they’ll want to see proof-of-purchase before giving you your ticket at the box-office), or just buy them direct from Arts Court the night-of (in which case, get there early).
Looking forward to seeing you all!😀