Presented by University Centre Programming, University of Guelph and Hillside Festival:
Internationally recognized author and spoken word artist Shane Koyczan has emerged as a creator of poetry that dares to belong to the people and speak directly to them in their own voice. In 2013, he collaborated with animators to make the anti-bullying viral video “To This Day” which has had over 13 million views, and he performed a customized version “For the Bullied and the Beautiful” to acclaim at the 2013 International TED Conference in Long Beach, California. Shane shapes his words and delivers in multi mediums from authored, video, spoken word, operatic, and musically performed.
Lisa Baird has been performing since 2001. She was a member of the 2013 Guelph Poetry Slam team, placing second nationally. Visit her online at www.lisabaird.ca.
Truth Is … is a poet, a writer, a motivational speaker, co- artistic director of Guelph Spoken Word and an arts educator. In addition to Slam and a long list of feature performances across Canada and the U.S., Truth Is … has headlined in several conferences focused on social equity, gender equality, youth motivation and labour. Truth Is was a recipient of the 2015 Guelph Top 40 Under 40, the 2016 Min Sook Lee Labour Arts Award and has also opened up for Canadian Hip-Hop idol K-OS and legendary activist Angela Davis.
Mature Content. Not recommended for children.
Everyone must have a ticket, including children. Infants will not be admitted during this event.
No refunds offered for this event.