spoken word

UVic announces winners of annual writing contest

The first place winners — Tessa Thevenot, Cate Freeborn, Saule Olson, and Hannah Brown, who won in the fiction, poetry, non-fiction, and spoken word categories respectively — sat down with…

CFUV Speaks brings spoken word to UVic airwaves

There’s one thing you need to know about CFUV’s spoken word department: no, it’s not poetry. Beginning this spring, and continuing strong through the next nine months, the on-campus radio…

Victorious Voices festival champions spoken word talent

No props, no musical instruments, no costumes. Those rules aside, anything can happen onstage at Victorious Voices, a spoken word festival taking place right now. From April 11–13, the festival…

Tongues of Fire still burning ten years later

On Sept. 29, 2005, four writers sat in a café in downtown Victoria, wondering if anyone would come to the Tongues of Fire spoken word night they had organized for…

Spoken word with Shane Koyczan

Only groundbreaking Canadian spoken-word artist Shane Koyczan can turn a fart into an insightful slam piece about being human. In fact, this was one of my favorite pieces that he…

Slam poetry epiphanies

The Canadian Festival of Spoken Word (CFSW) is a five-day annual competition of slam poetry for national glory, which took place this year in Victoria on Oct. 13-Oct. 18.

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