Canadian Festival of Spoken Word
On this week’s show, we chatted with Apt613 contributor, spoken word fan, and soon-to-be radio host Shannon Ing about two poetry readings happening this week.
Beginning with words spoken in classrooms at Carleton University, Urban Legends has grown from a small poetry slam into what it is now, a spoken word events community called the Urban Legends Poetry Collective (ULPC).
The tenth Capital Slam Finals will take place this Saturday from 6:30 -10:00pm at the University of Ottawa’s Alumni Auditorium. One of the largest annual spoken word events in Ottawa, this slam will decide which of the eight finalists, who have already battled through two semi-finals, will go on to represent Ottawa at this year’s […]
Ottawa hip hop group Poetic Elements will be releasing their first EP this week. I had a chance to chat with the guys about the route to performing and recording hip hop here in our city. The story of Poetic Elements begins back in 2006, when Khaleefa ApollotheChild Hamdan and Curtis Masai Nyarko were in […]