Hey cats and kittens,
So here’s some news:
This Wednesday, July 18th, VoV is teaming up with new-in-town series Spoken Word at Pressed to present a VERSeFest fundraiser featuring none other than renowned Halifax poet, and spoken-word activist, El Jones.
Described as an amazingly versatile spoken word artist, activist, teacher, and academic, El is a member of the Word Iz Bond spoken word artists’ collective. Her poetry deals with, among other things, racial and gender violence. She believes in poetry’s power to mobilize black consciousness. Her work forces her audiences to get vulnerable and recognize aspects of themselves and their cultures that are often rendered invisible.
The show will be held at Pressed gourmet sandwich shop on Gladstone (at Arthur, about two blocks west of Bronson) – a restaurant which some of you may have been introduced to when they provided the food at Poetry for the End of the World.
The evening will include an all-genders open mic (unusual for us, I know) with sign-up beginning at 7:30pm.
The show itself starts at 8pm.
Cover is $5/PWYC (open mic performers get in free), although as this is a fundraiser, we’d love it you aim for $5 or higher, if you can.
Thanks a million, and we’ll see you on Wednesday! Here’s a sneak peak at what you can expect:
 Please note: Due to the Bronson/Gladstone intersection being closed for reconstruction, you may need to give yourself a little extra travel time in order to make up for bus detours and parking inconveniences.