Victoria Spoken Word Festival 2015

Victoria Spoken Word Festival 2015. February 23-March 1, 2015. I was part of a local group of grass-roots angel investors, the Awesome Shit Club, when spoken word artist Missie Peters pitched her plan to promote the first Victoria Spoken Word Festival in 2011. Now in its fifth year, the festival has grown in size, scope and audience every year since its inception. In 2014, it outgrew the original performance space (the 50 seat Intrepid … [Read more...]

Victoria Spoken Word Festival 2014 – interview with Poet of Honour Barbara Adler

Victoria Spoken Word Festival 2014 (VSWF) - interview with Poet of Honour Barbara Adler. Barbara is a poet, spoken word artist, slam champion and musician (accordion). She'll be in Victoria for the festival March 4-9, 2014, and is also offering a workshop (Sunday March 9th) that will be open to the public. Photo: Tony Hoare 2013 You participated in the inaugural Canadian Festival of Spoken Word.  How have you seen the “scene” change in the … [Read more...]