Time: Doors 7:30 p.m., Event 8:00 p.m.
Cost: Free event, 19+ venue
The Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild and the Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan are pleased to partner with Tonight it’s Poetry and the Indigenous Poets Society to present, “Stories Under a Living Sky” in celebration of Canadian Multiculturalism Day in June.
Spoken word poetry and a music performance will contribute to this dynamic and entertaining event, while highlighting and celebrating some of the diverse cultural voices in our province.
This is a special event that starts with an open mic community stage from 8-9pm, presented by Tonight it’s Poetry, followed by featured poets, Sandi Martinez, Ahmad Majid, ecoaborijanelle, and musical guest Yellowsky. ecoaborijanelle of Indigenous Poets Society will be the Event MC.
About the Community Stage: (8:00 – 8:45 p.m.)
There will be a maximum of 8 poets for the community stage. Poets need to sign up before the show and will receive 5 minutes to share their work. Poets need to be respectful of the time, other poets and the audience.
About our Featured Performers: (9:00 – 10:00 p.m.)
Ecoaborijanelle aka Janelle Pewapsconias (she/her) is a Nehīyaw spoken word poet and the board president of the Saskatoon Indigenous Poets Society.
Sandi Martinez is a Mexican American poet who now calls Canada her home.
Ahmad Majid is an Iraqi-Canadian poet who has been performing hip-hop and spoken word all over Canada for the last decade.
Hailing from the Sweetgrass First Nation (Treaty 6 Territory) & representing Chilean bloodlines, Yellowsky (Born Roberto Andres Pooyak) is arguably one of the most prominent, important Indigenous rappers rocking in Canada right now.