SA Writes: Dub and Slam Poetry Workshop
1859 Kingston Road
The Journey Home is a Dub and Slam Poetry workshop that teaches the art of performance poetry through self-discovery. Lead by dub poet Cue, the workshop follows the chapters of her book Alpha of Omega and challenges the audience to document their story of Peace, Love, Over-Standing and Home. It then teaches the performance techniques of speed, pause and intonation as tools of expressing ones poetry.
At the end of the workshop the participants will be able to document their own story using poetry using and bring it to life with performance and musical expression. The Journey Home uses the urban interdisciplinary art-form of Dub Poetry; a combination of Spoken word and Music (drumming inclusive) as the catalyst to get the Scarborough community documenting their story. It is an art art-form prevalent in the African and Caribbean communities, and will well represent Scarborough’s cultural make up.
About the FacilitatorCue (Queeverne Kirk) is the Tobagonian Canadian Spoken Word Artist, Author and Dub Poet from Toronto who previously gained recognition in Ottawa Canada as “Q the Romantic Revolutionary." She is also Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s (CBC) 2005/2007 Poetry Face-off All Star winner in Ottawa. After being crowned the Queen of Spoken Word, Cue went on to publish her most recent poetry collection Alpha of Omega (available at www.blurb.ca) in 2014.
She is the founder of the Alpha of Omega Collective, a collective of like-minded Artist and Entrepreneurs which uses the Rastafari mantra of “One Love” (Unity) to improve the quality our community by promoting and showcasing our unique and global make-up through art and cultural showcases.
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