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Culture Days will return September 22 – October 15, 2023.
Thank You For Asking with Brandon Wint
Digital & new media
Poetry & spoken word
Writing & literature
Thank You For Asking is an episodic work of audio-visual collage made by collaborators Brandon Wint, Noah Lefevre and Brian Rain. Thank You for Asking is equal parts short film, album and interview show, as Brandon Wint’s big curiosities compel poets, artists and diverse thinkers into deep conversations about the natural world, the human world and the fears, joys and tough lessons that help us survive. Thank You For Asking attempts to subvert the podcast form by using conversation as a catalyst for experimental visual and auditory aesthetics. Premiering October 8 and October 22 at 5pm PT.
This event is free.
Poetry Lab is a creative incubator for spoken word artists and art professionals. We, we are focused on cultivating accessible, virtual stages through which Canada’s most innovative and powerful voices can share multidimensional interpretations of their work, process, and community. Poetry Lab is working on a wide variety of exciting projects including our work with the inaugural cohort of the Poetry Lab Incubator. The 2022 cohort includes World Poetry Slam champion Ian Keteku, beloved performance artist Janice Jo Lee, former Edmonton Poet Laureate Nisha Patel, multi-award-winning artist Zoey Roy, and acclaimed poet and author Brandon Wint. Alongside these individuals’ unique program releases, Poetry Lab will also release interviews and live performances from other slam poetry artists throughout October. From interviews on creative process to experimental audio-visual collages and spoken word short films and cinepoems, Poetry Lab’s 2022 cohort digs deep and inspires, opening up a world of spoken word which will appeal to poetry readers, performance art fans, and anyone connected to creative processes. Spoken word is an art form that often exists in obscurity—in pockets of community that often must be discovered for one’s self. Poetry Lab seeks to provide a global, enriching stage for spoken word to be celebrated, while inviting more communities to experience artists and their art for the first time. Poetry lab is accessible for all in a post-pandemic world: it is 100% virtual and free. We are grateful for the support of Vancouver Poetry House and the Canada Council for the Arts in bringing this project to life.