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!
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:
Drop us a line if it moves you: info(at)torontostreetwriters.ca
Announcing the lineup for the remaining Impossible Words readings happening this spring…
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.
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