Look Deeper: Social Justice Poetry and Spoken Word Workshop – MOOSE JAW

Sunday, February 11th, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Moose Jaw Public Library
Facilitator: Johnny Trinh, spoken word and interdisciplinary artist

This no-charge workshop offers Saskatchewan residents at any level of writing an opportunity to learn about poetry and spoken word techniques in an open, supportive environment. Participants will write and/or receive constructive feedback on poems related to social justice on the themes of health, food, education, and conflict.

This workshop is a part of the Look Deeper campaign, encouraging Saskatchewan people to look deeper at the root causes of social justice issues, and to inspire people to use creativity to make a difference.  Deadline to submit pieces for SCIC’s Look Deeper Call for Submissions is February 29, 2016.

How to participate:

  1. Register online at moosejawlibrary.ca or call 306-692-2787. Participation is free! But registration is required and space is limited. Deadline February 20th.
  2. Have a poem you’re working on? bring a copy for feedback!

About Johnny: Johnny Trinh is an interdisciplinary artist that incorporates spoken word, theatre, music, movement, and technology to devise ways of storytelling and activism. He has performed as a feature poet across North America. Recent credits include: Capturing Fire, Washington DC., Inkspot, Calgary, CFSW Saskatoon, CFSW Victoria, Moose Jaw Festival of Words. He has completed his Master of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Regina, a residency as the Banff Centre for the Arts, and the Dell’Arte International School for Physical Theatre.

This workshop is offered through a partnership between the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild, the Moose Jaw Public Library, the Saskatchewan Festival of Words, and the Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation (SCIC).

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