Artworld Fine Art will host our next monthly SPOKEN WORD night on
Wednesday June 10th from 7PM – 8:30PM
Spoken Word is free to come and free for anyone to perform, regardless of style, experience or identity.
Please direct all inquiries as they relate to performing or feedback to
Donna Child – firstname.lastname@example.org
JENNIFER ALICIA: Jennifer is a member of Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation located in Newfoundland. She has been writing poetry since she could hold a pencil and has been performing on stages and at venues on and off for about 9 years. Her poetry speaks to identity politics, activism, Indigenous worldviews, and decolonization, to name a few.
IRFAN ALI: Irfan is a writer from Toronto’s west end. He is currently at work on two projects: a manuscript of love and loss poetry and a collection of short stories set in the city. His writing has appeared in the anthologies “Underground Inspirations”and “West of What We Know” and in the “Youth Writers from the Edge” online zine. Outside of his craft, Irfan keeps himself busy as a teacher, program manager, and DJ.
BRANDON WILLIAMSON: When you thin slam poetry in Buffalo, NY you think, Brandon Williamson. Buffalo born and bred, if you have not had the opportunity of meeting this individual then embrace this upcoming opportunity. Since 2009, Brandon Williamson has left an indelible mark on Buffalo’s arts community. Feeling the need to bring a resurgence and new energy to the poetry scene in Buffalo, he created the Pure Ink Poetry Slam. His skills as an impresario have given a new class of artist reason to come to the Queen City.
His performances have spanned across New York State, New Jersey, Michigan, Washington D.C, Virginia, and Southern Ontario. After receiving 2nd place honors in the Toronto International Poetry slam, he was requested as a feature performer in the 2014 production of Dwayne Morgan’s: When Brothers Speak, the largest and longest running poetry concert of it’s type in North America. Brandon produced an audio cd with the title “The Morning After[math]” and has recently published “Critical Lens,” a book presenting a poets view of the world around him. Brandon is excited to return to Toronto for another night of poetry and the experiences that come along with it.