Friday, March 16, 2007

Koyczan @ Koi

Tuesday, March 20, 9:00 pm
Café Koi, #100 1011 1st St SW

Shane Koyczan is in Calgary for one night only! Don’t miss this intimate evening with one of Canada’s top poetry performers!

Shane is the first international performer to win the highly coveted Individual Championship title at the National Poetry Slam 2000. He has also been a national finalists 4 times placing in the top 6 of north america every year he has competed. He is the winner of CBC's National Poetry Face Off and recently recieved the nod for best poetry reading from the Edinburgh Book Festival.

Shane bested over 250 competing poets from all over
North America at the world's largest performance poetry competition. In addition, Shane is the only non American Slam Champion in the history of the competition.

Born in
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada , Shane attended the Creative Writing program at Okanagan University College. He is the winner of the Leonard Cohen Award for Best Song, the James Elroy Award for Best Voice and the W.B. Yeats Award for Best Poem, all while working in a video store to support his writing habit. Shane has performed with such notables as Maya Angelou, Quincy Troupe, Utah Phillips, sage francis... he has opened for Ani Difranco, Spearhead and Saul Williams.

"Read Shane Koyczan... the future of poetry is in good hands" -- Maya Angelou

"The best spoken word performer I've ever seen." --
Utah Phillips

MORE INFO: 403-477-2664



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