When: Friday, January 25, 2019 | 01:00 pm – 02:30 pm
Where: Ponderosa Commons, Room 2012, 6445 University Boulevard.
Reading Deeply and Writing Honestly
Nationally-recognised poet and spoken word artist Brandon Wint will facilitate a poetry reading and writing session that will help its participants identify what they love and value in poetry, and how to transmit those values into writing of their own. Through a combination of discussion, journal writing and close reading, we will reflect upon poetry’s varied approaches, uses and aims.
Brandon Wint is a poet, spoken word artist and teacher who is devoted to the articulation of the beauty within the human condition. His intricately-rendered performance pieces present a passionate, sincere and whimsical version of humanity. His writing, performance, and pedagogical approach all affirm, in their different ways, that there is beauty to be found in the struggle, and solace to be found in sincerity-of-spirit. He is an artist who uses poetry to harness empathy within himself, and have each of his words, deeds, creations and performances reflect that empathy unambiguously. He is a two-time national champion slam poet, a nationally published writer, as well as arts-educator and curator of artistic events. You can learn more about Brandon’s teaching philosophy and portfolio on his website atbrandonwint.com.
Light refreshments will be served. No RSVP necessary. All are welcome.
This talk will take place on the traditional, unceded, and occupied territories of the Musqueam people.