Okay. So. I’ve been sitting on this one for about a week, but I need to tell you about it now.
There’s a show coming up on April 19th (a week from today), that you should really go to.
Two spectacular poets — VoV Alumna, Jenna Tenn-Yuk; and VERSeOttawa Women’s Slam co-champion, Sepideh — are putting on a poetry show at Pressed (if you were at Poetry for the End of the World, you already know about their sandwiches).
They will be doing a joint feature performance (awesome, and not to be missed), plus they’ll be sharing the stage with YOU, because there’s also an open mic portion to the show. How sweet is that? 🙂
A little something about the Feature Performers (taken directly from the FB page):
Sepideh is a 21-year-old spoken word artist who was born in the city of Tehran and raised in the suburbs of Toronto. She was named the Ottawa 2012 Women’s Slam Co-Champion, has performed at the 2012 Versefest poetry festival, and was one of three poets selected for a special performance at the finals night of the 2010 Canadian Festival of Spoken Word. When she’s not writing or performing poetry she can be found somewhere in a quiet corner reading Rumi or attempting to tune all 72 strings of her instrument, the santour.
Jenna Tenn-Yuk grew up in Mississauga playing sports until a knee injury sidelined her from the athletic world. Without sports, she discovered her passions for music and writing, and one day found herself as a singer-songwriter and spoken word artist. She was a member of the 2010 Canadian Festival of Spoken Word Wild Card team, and has featured at Westfest, Capital Slam, Voices of Venus and other shows around Ottawa. Through expressing her own voice in poetry and music, she has seen how the scars of her past have become beautiful ways to connect with people’s hearts and stories. Jenna’s other loves include rollerblading along the canal, heart-to-hearts, Kettleman’s bagels and old people.
There will be poetry. There will be music. You should totally come to this.