Spoken Word Performance

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Award-Winning Artist El Jones Performs at Connexion ARC November 8.

199262_10151138597786713_1800130985_nEl Jones is the Halifax poet laureate and an award-winning spoken word artist. This event takes place on Saturday, November 8, at 8pm at connexion ARC. El Jones will perform her award-winning spoken word poetry.

El has performed all over Canada, including at the 10th Anniversary All-Star edition of When Sisters Speak in Toronto. In 2012, she was sponsored by Citizenship and Heritage Canada on a reading tour of Nova Scotia with George Elliott Clarke. Her poetry is particularly committed to political causes and social justice and has worked extensively with organizations around Halifax performing and presenting on issues of social change. She is dedicated to using poetry in prison outreach and youth engagement. El is current artistic director of Word Iz Bond Spoken Word Artist Collective. She teaches in the African Canadian Transition Program at NSCC and in the Women’s Studies program at Acadia.

Local poets Stepha Zapata and Ben Dugdale will also perform and we will be treated to traditional dance and treats from Ghana by Canada World Youth participants currently working with different community groups in Fredericton. El Jones’ trip to Fredericton is made possible by AUNBT – the UNB’s faculty and library staff union. This event is wet/dry, with wine and beer and snacks. All welcome. For more information, contact info@nbmediacoop.org

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