Poetry Central 2
- Wednesday April 19, 2017
- 11:30am - 1:30pm
- Beaver Hills Park
10440 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton[Map to venue]
- Free event
Poetry Central runs from Tuesday April 18 – Friday April 21, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. Poetry Central is your chance for a lunch-time poetry meet-up. Watch some of Edmonton’s finest Spoken Word poets perform on the park stage. Have a Short-Order Poem written for you on the spot. Pick up festival information or a free poetry book.
Join us for the additional Poetry Central events, April 18 - 21, 11:30am to 1:30pm:
Poetry Central — Tuesday April 18
Poetry Central — Thursday April 20
Poetry Central — Friday April 21
Performers – Wednesday April 19
Medgine Mathurin: Haitian-born poet, psalmist and spoken word artist Medgine Mathurin is a person for whom the love of language and the alchemy of words is second nature. Her multi-lingual upbringing (french, creole, english) not only prompted her to begin experimenting with the potential and magic of language, but naturally compelled her into a deep love of poetry.
Malik Hinton At eighteen, and after a very successful high school performing arts tenure, Malik is diving head first into the real world of professional theatre, spoken word and all around performing arts! He considers it a true privilege and honour to have the opportunity to share his work at Poetry Central this year.
Donovan Waskahat is Nehiyawak. He is a talented wordsmith who uses various storytelling art forms to share his stories, history, and feelings. His strength, wisdom, and sense of humour are infused in his art. Donovan is heavily involved with iHuman’s music program and Edmonton’s Hip Hop community. He believes in the importance of youth to take action and be a voice in situations when people aren’t speaking up. Donovan was a member of the 2016 Edmonton Slam team that competed in the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word.