Tonight It’s Poetry
September 9th // Amigos Cantina
Saskatoon — Treaty 6 Territory — Home of the Métis People
$5 suggested donation // 8:00 PM
We kick off the 11th season of Tonight It’s Poetry with our 2018 Slam Champion, ecoaborijanelle!
There will also be a community stage. Please read only one piece (or maximum 5 minutes) out of respect for the space you share with the audience and the other poets. Sign up at the door (doors at 7:30 PM). We are so excited to continue the TiP journey for an eleventh year!
More about our feature:
ecoaborijanelle aka Janelle Pewapsconias is a nehīyaw spoken word poet, game designer, and grassroots activist from Little Pine First Nation. Tonight she brings new work, past work, and even possibly a rap song sharing perspectives that highlights both the complexities of Canada’s colonial history and celebrating resilience, healing, and connection to this land. Although real and straightforward, she utilizes the dork side to bring you a humourous and inspiring poetry. She has read poetry across the prairie provinces, been published in several anthologies and chapbooks, and is working on a her first poetry book. Also, eco is the 2017-18 Tonight It’s Poetry Poetry Grand Champion and is going to represent Saskatoon at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word, in Guelph, Ontario in October with the Saskatoon Slam Team.
ecoaborijanelle speaks from the experience of an Indigenous woman, but reminds everyone that her perspective does not represent all Indigenous people to Turtle Island.