10th edition of the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word will be themed “Diverse Languages” and focus on translation, indigenous languages
The Festival has grown considerably from its humble roots – the first edition of CFSW was held in Ottawa in 2003 with only six teams in attendance. This year, Festival Director Moe Clark, is set to welcome 24 teams of slam poets from urban and rural communities across Canada and a diverse set of feature artists including set of feature artists including Tanya Evanson, Sheri-D Wilson, Joséphine Bacon, Queen Ka, José Acquelin, Nathasha K. Fontaine, Louise Halfe Sky Dancer, and Kalmunity, among others.
This year’s theme of ''Diverse Languages'' will come to life in over 40 events and 6 venues throughout Quebec's beloved métropole, including Cabaret du Mile End, the Rialto Theatre and Montreal Arts Interculturels. Thousands are expected to attend, making this one of the country’s biggest and most exciting spoken word events. À ne pas manquer!
The complete festival schedule along with advance tickets for purchase are now available at www.cfsw.ca.
About the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word (CFSW)
The CFSW 2013 (#cfsw2013) marks both the 10th anniversary of the event and its first bilingual edition – it is expected to be the largest spoken word competition in Canadian history. More information at www.cfsw.ca.