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The Sask. Writers’ Guild, in partnership with Sâkêwêwak, Creative City Centre, and the Regina Word Up team, will be having a Poetry Slam and Open Mic, featuring Saskatoon performance poets Zoey Pricelys and Kevin Wesaquate.
Doors open at 8:00pm for the Open Mic, headliners start at 9:00pm. Admission by donation.
All ages. Cash bar.
A poetry slam is a dialogue between audience and performer. It is a competitive event wherein spoken word artists share their work in a high-spirited, fast-paced environment to an often uproarious crowd.
Slammers should come prepared with original pieces of less than 3 minutes and 10 seconds each. No props, no nudity, no hate speech.
Audience members, come prepared with snapping fingers and a good pair of lungs.
Zoey Pricelys Roy is a spoken word poet, emcee and community activist. She commits herself to helping young people find a passion in literacy through spoken word and believes the power of performance has the ability to change narrow tracks. Pricelys has always been deeply influenced and rooted in the hip hop culture and at an early age realized that knowledge needed to be the foundation of everything she projects.
Kevin Wesaquate from Piapot First Nation and currently resides in Saskatoon. Aboriginal Arts Leader at SCYAP, I am also currently the Artist/Writer-in-residence at Saskatoon Polytechnic Campus. My recent participation in events like Tonight Its Poetry in Saskatoon or to the Write Out Loud a spoken word collective also in Saskatoon has me vested in the Spoken Word Poetry community. I have created a writing group called the Indigenous Poetry Society and member with Saskatchewan Aboriginal Writers Circle Inc SAWCI. I have just finished my CARFAC Mentorship program and am looking forward to a prosperous career in the arts. Also known as the ‘Poet Welder Who Spits Fire’.