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Sound Poetry Workshop


Poetry & spoken word Visual arts
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1942 Wyandotte St. E., Windsor, ON

Essex County, ON

Directions: Everyone is welcome and no previous experience is necessary to attend the workshop. Please visit ACWR's website and social media channels for more information about this event including registration and more ways how you can participate.



Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible.


On Saturday October 8th, the Arts Council Windsor and Region (ACWR) will be hosting a free sound poetry workshop that will explore Windsor's unique sonic landscape.

During the workshop, participants will be given an introduction to sound poetry, including the work of some established sound poets, and will be invited to listen to a variety of sounds, including those that come from motor vehicles found daily on the streets of the city.

The results of the workshop will be displayed between Oct. 15th to Nov. 15th on the New Voices billboard located on the alleyway besides ArtSpeak gallery.

This event has been organized by ACWR staff and will be facilitated by Dr. Karl Jirgens.

Dr. Karl Jirgens is a Professor Emeritus with the University of Windsor, former English Department Head, and former Chair of the Creative Writing Program. Jirgens is also an 8th degree black belt in the Korean martial art of Tae Kwon Do, and was the editor/publisher of Rampike, an international journal of art, writing, and theory (1979-2016).



Arts Council Windsor & Region

The Arts Council Windsor & Region (ACWR) is a non-profit organization that serves all disciplines of individual artists, arts organizations, and non-arts partners in promoting, developing, and realizing creative activity. Our energies are focused on providing our community with valuable services like ArtSpeak Gallery, Art.Work workshops, the New Voices program, free space arts residencies, individual grant consultation, an in-office resource library, and our website which hosts resources, a community arts calendar, and the weekly Arts Notes newsletter.

This event is part of a hub:

Windsor - Essex

Art Windsor Essex (AWE) & Arts Council Windsor & Region (ACWR) Windsor, ON

A selection of diverse public events taking place in the Windsor-Essex region. The events include art exhibitions in public galleries and museums, art workshops, studio tours, and other community-based programs.