VIWF announces Spoken World

The Vancouver International Writers Festival and the Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad present

Spoken World

Two nights of spoken word with performers Regie Cabico, Morganics, Lemn Sissay & Kinnie Starr underscored by Sal Ferreras and Poetic License along with the visual images of VJ Candelaria Anderade. Hosted by Vanessa Richards.

7:30 pm February 18 and 20
Performance Works, 1218 Cartwright Street, Granville Island.

Tickets: $20/$18 students/seniors plus service charge available from or phone at 604.629.8849. For more information call 604.681.6330 or visit

Spoken World is at its heart a celebration of poetry, but the addition of improvised music and sensuous visual effects will transform the evening into a powerful multi-media event. The UK’s Lemn Sissay returns to Vancouver with his captivating voice and soulful take on the world following his 2005 appearance at the Vancouver International Writers Festival. Australian hip hop artist Morganics also returns to Vancouver bringing his mind-blowing, kinetic energy and American Regie Cabico makes his debut on Canada’s west coast with his politically charged words. A hit at the 2008 Festival, Vancouver-based musician, performer and poet Kinnie Starr is an artist with a message and a stirring voice to proclaim it.


One-day workshop for aspiring performers
Saturday, February 21.

Grade nine to twelve students interested in theatre, performance, creative writing or spoken word can make their words come alive with this hands-on workshop. Each artist will lead a group of 15 through a series of performance techniques and demonstrations. The Spoken World Intensive is limited to 60 students and will be held at Emily Carr University Theatre Room 301 from 9 am to 4:30 pm. Cost of the workshop is $35 including lunch. Advance registration is required; call 604 681 6330 or visit

You have received this email because you attended a similarily themed event at the 2008 Vancouver International Writers Festival. A pdf of the Spoken World event poster is attached to this email.

The Vancouver International Writers Festival
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2009 Festival – 20-25 October inclusive
Suite 202, 1398 Cartwright Street
Vancouver, BC V6H 3R8
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