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Canadian Festival of Spoken Word: Words Worth Repeating Showcase & Book Launch

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Presented By Canadian Festival of Spoken Word and Guelph Spoken Word:

Each year, two spoken word artists are presented with the Poet of Honour award, for significant contributions to: creating and performing original works that are excellent and innovative; and organizing, mobilizing and developing the spoken word art form and community.

We are thrilled to present this year’s award to Patrick de Belen and Mahlikah Awe:ri. Their feature performances will be joined by globally renowned dub poet, performance artist and scholar, d’bi.young anitafrika, in her book release of dubbin poetry. d’bi is committed to creating art that ritualises acts of recovery from violence inflicted upon the people and the planet. Prepare to be wow-ed.

May include mature content, sensitive topics, and adult language


Everyone must have a ticket, including infants and children. Place your full ticket order by phone or in person to include an infant (not available online).

No refunds offered for this event.