October 29, 2007
- danse macabre was a great event look for more to come in the future. We are definitely on to something… audio and video being editted now #
- Looks like December 7th is the date for the Queens Hotel documentary release at the Roxy, more details to come #
October 29, 2007
Here are a few more details about the Words Aloud Poetry Slam event being held at the Owen Sound Public Library. Thanks to Nadia Danyluk for sending this info along.
The Owen Sound and North Grey Union Public Library, in association with the Words Aloud Spoken Word and Storytelling Festival, and Owen Sound’s Poet Laureate, Liz Zetlin, presents, Poetry Slam, an afternoon of dynamic spoken word performances.
Slam poetry is a competitive spoken word style that is characterized by poets performing their own creative work to an audience that judges each performer on a numeric scale. A winning poet must perform a fast, lively piece which is both physically and vocally dynamic. Accessible to youth, dubious to academics, slam poetry has engendered critical controversy: is it the new wave or the death of an art? Come to the Owen Sound Poetry Slam and make up your own mind.
The Poetry Slam will take place on Saturday November 3rd, in the Library Auditorium, 824 First Avenue West, Owen Sound. Tickets are $2 each and are available for purchase in advance at the Library. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Individuals interested in performing are encouraged to arrive early. This event is rated PG-13.
Come check out the winning Toronto Slam Team and host Dave Silverberg. The Toronto Slam Team presents a high-energy, mentally nourishing spoken word competition, featuring Arianna Pozzuoli, Krystle Mullin, White Noise Machine, and Amanda Hiebert, the four members of the Toronto Team who represented the city at the 2007 Canadian Festival of Spoken Word. What you hear will blow your socks off!
The event will conclude with a session by international award-winning poet Shane Koyczan, one of the world’s premier spoken word performers. Based in Vancouver, Shane was the first poet from outside the USA to win the prestigious National Poetry Slam. His book, Visiting Hours, was hailed as a “book of the year” by The Guardian and the Globe and Mail. Shane has performed to full houses around the world. His lyricism inspires audiences and readers alike because Shane’s poems speak directly to the heart.
For those not content just being part of the crowd, the Poetry Slam will also feature an open mic where local poets and spoken word artists are invited to share their best creative efforts and stand alongside national poetry giants. Register at the door to perform your own poetry on stage, and get your slam on!
This event will be filmed as part of a documentary chronicling the Words Aloud Festival.
For more information about the Poetry Slam call Nadia at 519-376-6623 ext. 4, email email@example.com, visit the Teen Buzz section of the Library’s website at www.owensound.library.on.ca, or stop into the Library.
October 27, 2007
- http://tinyurl.com/yttg9l #
- http://www.lifeaftertheoilcrash.net/ #
- a couple of links to some reading/research for an upcoming/ongoing discussion around here #
- thought I mihgt hit the office for a bit on the way to the Farmers Market http://owensoundfarmersmarket.ca/ #
- getting ready for the Danse Macabre at Mudtown, hopefully we’ll see you there #
October 26, 2007
By Nathan Johnston
While I, myself have elected to be Jay from the clerks movies, along with my friend who shall be Silent Bob, you may not be so lucky as to have such a readily available costume. Fear not, for you, yes YOU could DIY for the “scariest” night all year. Here are some simple and easy plans.
MakeZine Includes all sorts of DIY Halloween projects, including a giant Lego man costume.
TheFunTimesGuide has every kind of costume under the sun. DIY and bought costumes all.
Womansday.com While perhaps a bit bland as far as costume ideas go, they are simple and cheap.
Stretcher.com a very imaginative bunch of ideas as almost no cost. I like it.
FoxNews Even the tv station has something to say about cheap and fun costume ideas.
But what of the unsightly ritualistic killing and dismemberment of the organic substance known as Cucurbita moschata, better known as the pumpkin? I got you covered there, too!
dltk-holidays Stab your pumpkin into art. But seriously, this site has every pattern you could want.
Pumpkin Lady has so much knowledge about the carving of pumpkins, you may suspect she’s from the squash family herself. Includes the heads of state.
CarvingPumpkins has how many patterns? Over 500! ‘Nuff said.
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