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Text 29 May 1 note Sound Poets Circle Gets Some Love!

A fab article called Street Sounds, Street Writers was written by Christopher Jones over at the City of Toronto’s Live With Culture site:

"Sound Poets ringleader, rose, says her group is committed to ‘bringing together a community that doesn’t have a lot of access. We did outreach at shelters and youth agencies. I don’t think we’ve ever worked with a broader range of people and styles: we have queer youth and political youth and Native youth, people who might never come together otherwise.’ "

And check out Caleb and Rosina, as they represent the group on Daytime Toronto, a Rogers TV show. Hilarious interview. Amazing piece performed by Caleb!

Text 23 May 1 note INFINITE SOUND POETS: A celebration of hip­‐hop and spoken word
Fusing the performance and passion of spoken-word, the innovative composition of sound, and the rhythm and lyrical crafting of hip‐hop music and poetry, Impossible Arts and Sound Poetry Circle present our first-ever Infinite Sound Poets party: a live performance night at the Academy of the Impossible
 
The event will showcase and celebrate the works of Impossible Arts’ newest workshop series, the Sound Poets’ Circle, and will feature live performances and music on the turntables all night. Diverse members of the hip-hop and spoken-word community will perform, including music partners rosina kazi and Nicholas Murray of lal, hip-hop artist and educator Mindbender Supreme, and Toronto battle emcee The Grimace. 
 
Since the launch of the workshop series on March 11, 2013, the Sound Poets’ Circle has served as a platform for Toronto youth. Participants have connected as collective minds to learn, experiment, and express themselves through the art of hip—‐hop, sound poetry and spoken—‐word. Over the cycle of the workshop, participants worked individually and in groups to hone personal pieces and create collective artistic MP3s, which will be available at the event.
 
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What: Infinite Sound Poets Party & Live Performance Night 
When: Friday, May 31, 2013 
Who: rosina kazi (lal) Mindbender Supreme The Grimace Nicholas Murray (lal/da grassroots) Sound Poets’ Circle youth participants 
Where: Academy of the Impossible, 231 Wallace Avenue (North of Bloor, West of Landsdowne) 
Time: 8:00pm – Welcome address by rosina kazi, live performances, music, and refreshments. 
RSVP or more info: soundpoetscircle@impossiblearts.ca or 647-898-5141 Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/168227596671273/

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Text 22 Apr 4 notes We Made a Zine in 2 Hours!

A couple weeks ago, the whole group worked together to make a zine about writing. Each person made a page or two. We tackled topics like why we write, what it means to us, and the pain/joy/love/catharsis associated with the process. We’ve scanned it in and uploaded it. Check it out for yourself:

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Drop us a line if it moves you: info(at)torontostreetwriters.ca

Photo 11 Apr 1 note Announcing the lineup for the remaining Impossible Words readings happening this spring…

Announcing the lineup for the remaining Impossible Words readings happening this spring…

Photo 27 Feb 1 note Sound Poets’ Circle - a free weekly hip hop, spoken word and performance poetry workshop starting up at the Academy of the Impossible on Monday March 11.

Sound Poets’ Circle - a free weekly hip hop, spoken word and performance poetry workshop starting up at the Academy of the Impossible on Monday March 11.

Photo 6 Feb Make sure to join us for our February and March Impossible Words salons featuring:
FEB9: Charles de Lint
FEB23: Farzana Doctor & Zoe Whittall
MAR9: Kevin Chong
MAR23: Margaret Christakos & Souvankham Thammavongsa

Make sure to join us for our February and March Impossible Words salons featuring:

  • FEB9: Charles de Lint
  • FEB23: Farzana Doctor & Zoe Whittall
  • MAR9: Kevin Chong
  • MAR23: Margaret Christakos & Souvankham Thammavongsa
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Photo 19 Oct Our 2012-13 session of the Toronto Street Writers kicks off next Tuesday at 5:30pm! Registration has just about filled up so get in touch with us as soon as possible if you’re interested in joining!
For more information, check out the Toronto Street Writers website!

Our 2012-13 session of the Toronto Street Writers kicks off next Tuesday at 5:30pm! Registration has just about filled up so get in touch with us as soon as possible if you’re interested in joining!

For more information, check out the Toronto Street Writers website!


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