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2013 Victoria Spoken Word Festival

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Wednesday, February 27th, 2013
8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

The third annual Victoria Spoken Word Festival is counting down to launch with performances by more than a dozen spoken word artists from across Canada and brand-new events.

The Victoria Spoken Word Festival brings together twelve emerging spoken word artists from across Canada to create and perform innovative and inspiring spoken word. In addition to performances by the festival ensemble, the festival features Victoria’s own Dave Morris, Poet of Honour Johnny MacRae and international spoken word celebrity Mighty Mike McGee. The festival also includes a public workshop where Victorians itching to launch into spoken word orbit can learn from the best.

New this year is In the Future, a special evening featuring two full-length spoken word shows. Missie Peters, M-Award-winning poet, will be performing her new solo spoken word show, Where’s My Flying Car?! that she toured in her silver jumpsuit on the Fringe circuit this summer. Fresh from their international tour, 2 Dope Boys, also known as local favourites shayne avec i grec and Johnny MacRae, will be performing their psychedelic talk opera Anthropocalypse, complete with a performance of the little known folk tradition from the Cadillac Mountains of waterbowling.

Wednesday, Feb 27: In the Future featuring Missie Peters and 2 Dope Boys, 8pm Intrepid Theatre $10
Thursday, February 28: Tongues of Fire presents The Instant Slam, 7:30pm Solstice Cafe $5
Friday, March 1: Festival Ensemble Showcase with Dave Morris, 8pm Intrepid Theatre $10
Saturday, March 2: Finale: Objects in Space, with Johnny MacRae, 8pm Intrepid Theatre $10
Sunday, March 3: Public Workshop, with Johnny MacRae, 1-4pm Intrepid Theatre $25

All tickets are available at Solstice Cafe, cash only. For more information on the festival and the participating poets visit

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