Poet and author Shane Koyczan, born and raised in Yellowknife, has been receiving praise for his poignant prose around the country for years. His poem We Are More featured prominently during Canada Day festivities on Parliament Hill and he performed a variation of the same poem during the Opening Ceremonies of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. Shane pens stirring poems tackling his experiences with bullying, cancer, and death. In 2013, Shane released a version of his anti-bullying poem To This Day on Youtube and at the TED Conference in California to viral success.
"Shane Koyczan puts his finger on the pulse of what it's like to be young and different." - TED.com
Calling all YGK poets and spoken word artists – you could be chosen to open for Shane Koyczan at the Grand Theatre on Nov. 17. Submit one piece of original work no more than 3 minutes in length by sending the link (vimeo, YouTube, Dropbox or WeTransfer) to grandtheatremedia [at] cityofkingston.ca. All submissions must be received by 4 pm on Monday, Nov. 13. You must be available on Nov. 17 to perform your submission should you be selected. Shane himself will vet the short list and if your piece stands out to him you could be chosen to open his show.
|17 Nov 2017||7:30 PM||Buy Tickets|