Sunday, November 12, 2006

bill bissett tribute!

The Calgary Spoken Word Society proudly presents
a tribute to a Canadian icon and a lifetime of art!

th spektacular tribute 2 th brilliant
bill bissett
dansing in a hurricane uv stars

bill bissett is one of Canada’s most prolific and influential poets, painters and musicians. For over 40 years, his work has challenged traditional notions of grammar, language and politics, and he has been a guiding influence for countless artists in multiple generations.

The week of November 13-17, bissett will present his work in schools and traverse the city with a film crew in tow, meeting people, sharing his poetry and speaking about his luminous career. Every night, he will update a special online BLOG inviting dialogue with the community. He is also available for interviews!

Then, on the weekend, the city explodes with an extravaganza tribute to bill bissett! Ten influential and prominent poets from across North America will gather to read poems about bissett, accompanied by a live band and a historical multimedia presentation of his paintings, photos, music and videos.

Don’t miss this massive tribute to one of Canada’s strongest artistic voices!

November 18, 2006
Big Secret Theatre, Epcor Centre for the Performing Arts
8:00 pm $14.99

MC: Billeh Nickerson (Vancouver)
FEATURING: bill bissett (Toronto), Christian Bök (Calgary), Seth-Adrian Harris (Toronto), Adeena Karasick (New York City), Steve McCaffery (Buffalo), Susan Musgrave (Victoria), Jamie Reid (Vancouver), Linda Rogers (Victoria), sheri-d wilson

November 19, 2006
Auburn Saloon, foot of the Calgary Tower
8:00 pm $10.00

MC: Seth-Adrian Harris (Toronto)
FEATURING: Adeena Karasick (New York City), Steve McCaffery (Buffalo), Susan Musgrave (Victoria), Linda Rogers (Victoria)

Tickets available at Pages Books, 1135 Kensington Rd NW

Contact: Sheri-D Wilson


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