GRIOTS to EMCEES: The Art and Lineage of Oral Culture

Saturday, July 5th, 2014 8:30am - 5:00pm


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This day-long workshop facilitated by award-winning Canadian poet, MOTION is open to emerging artists who have an interest in poetry and poetic theatre. Participants will have an opportunity to learn and share best business practices, acquire strategies to effectively manage personal and professional life, receive one-on-one feedback on recent works, and more. 




MOTION’s aural/sonic works span the realms of word, sound and drama. Her lyrical agility has taken her to the stages of the Caribbean International Literary Festival, CBC Television, Illinois Hip Hop & Punk Feminisms Symposium, Trinidad & Tobago’s Cascadoo Festival and HBO Def Poetry Jam. Her theatrical works have been staged at Factory Theatre, bcurrent’s Rock.Paper.Sistaz Festival, Buzz Festival at Theatre Passe Murialle and Obsidian’s International Black Playwrights Festival.


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