2017 Begins with a Bang!

January was a heck of a month! I traveled to Saskatoon to feature in one of my favourite communities (Tonight it’s Poetry!), and had it covered with a travel grant from the Manitoba Arts Council. Later that week, I came in first at the slam here in town, and followed that up with an Artists in the Schools residency at Montrose School, teaching spoken word and public speaking to grade 5/6’s.

Thank you so much to the community organizers, arts admins, teachers and friends who offer me these opportunities to share my work and otherwise live the dream! Please visit the links to learn more about community events and professional opportunities.

This month in town, I’ll be hosting the WPS February slam on the 15th with my birthday-brother Matt Moskal, and visiting H.G. Izatt school with a new lesson plan that incorporates spoken word with chapbooking and puppeteering. The wacky odyssey continues!

Photo credit: Sean Guezen.

Oratorealis Interview

I had a nice chat with the guys at Oratorealis, a lit mag that explores experimental and spoken word poetry – in print! This was (the first!) for their online series where I talked about my (inconsistent) writing routines, National Novel Writing Month, and a bunch of other stuff.

Be sure to keep an eye out for the magazine in stores across Canada, or sign up for a subscription. It’s two issues into its run and has already featured some of my favourite poets from the community like Johnny Trinh, Pam Stewart, Chimwemwe Undi, and Joshua Whitehead, just to name a few!