Tuesday, February 20, 2007

CBC Poetry Face-Off

CBC Poetry Face-Off

Thursday, February 22, 2007 - 7:30 pm
Auburn Saloon - #163 115 9th Ave SE
Host: Katherine Duncan

Wakefield Brewster
Möe Clark
Jordan Dack
Rosemary Griebel
Kirk Ramdath

CBC Radio continues its tradition of battling bards with the sixth annual Poetry Face-Off! The popular Canada-wide competition brings together 70 poets in peak form to sound off in 14 cities stretching from Victoria to Yellowknife to St. John's.

From January to March, five poets in each locale, commissioned by CBC regional producers to reflect local voices and traditions, will face-off before a live audience and deliver their words on this year's theme - 'Made In Canada'. At each event, the spectators vote for their favourite poem, and the winner goes on to be celebrated with the other regional winners in five special Poetry Face-Off programs, hosted by Bill Richardson. Those shows will air in April 2007 during National Poetry Month.

From its inception six years ago, the Poetry Face-Off has been a cross-country event. This year, face-offs are being held in Yellowknife, Victoria, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Regina, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, Charlottetown, Moncton, Halifax and St. John's.


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