Lots of exciting things happening in and around The Word On The Street Festival! The Lethbridge Public Library in conjunction with The Most Vocal Poets Society is bringing Radio Personality and Poet Nik Beat to Lethbridge.
“Nik Beat has spent much time writing and playing music, and this shows in the lyricism of his work. His images and narratives are celebrations of pop culture, which allow his poetry to be direct, unpretentious, and uninhibited. ” ( http://www.kingsleyettienne.com)
Find him in the Theatre Gallery at the Lethbridge Public Library on September 22nd. He’ll be setting the pace for what is guarenteed to be an awesome weekend of spoken word, authors, music and fun!
Check out Nik Beat’s God Is A Romantic Scientist, Night Makes Us All Stars or Sir Real on our Myspace Page or keep your ears tuned to CKXU Sundays from 5 to 6 p.m to catch his tracks on The Word On The Street Radio Show.
Ali Riley’s first book, Wayward, was shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award. She has since released another book of poetry Tear Down.
She was born in Calgary, and was the singer/songwriter of the seminal psycho-country band Sacred Heart of Elvis. In Toronto, she acted in several theatre productions, including The Lorca Play, for which the company won a Dora Mavor Moore award for best performance by a female. Her produced plays include dog dream, Philosophy in the Bedroom and Hole in my Heart the Size of My Heart. Her poetry has appeared in Geist, The nth Position Anthology, Matrix, This Magazine, Event and the Moosehead Review, and she has performed at festivals, schools, and hootennannies across the country. She currently lives on a farm between Nanton and Vulcan, Alberta.
A big shout out to Blaine Greenwood and Most Vocal Poets for bringing in some stellar performers for The Word On The Street Festival!
St. Patrick’s Fine Arts Elementary School students are getting excited about The Word On The Street Festival in September. Although it’s still months away they couldn’t sit still! They were a singin’, dancin’ and groovin’ to the smash “This Book’s Gonna Be A Good Book” adapted from the current Black Eyed Peas hit song “I Gotta Feeling”.
A big THANKS to all the students of St. Pat’s who took part, the musicians who played along, Val Lazzaretto and Shelley Baier for taking it on, and photographer Dave Rossiter from the Lethbridge Herald and Terry Vogt from CTV for helping spreading the word!