May is half done already. How? It just got started. If you’re in BC and we haven’t hung out yet, check out the TOUR page for upcoming shows. Highlights include a workshop performance of my new monologue, “BRAIN”, a rally for the Green Party, and two writer’s residencies via the Sunshine Coast and Vancouver Writer’s Fest. It’s going to be a busy end of the month!
In June, I head back to Toronto for the month and will be workshopping the monologue there — stay tuned for a date!
Hola! I’m in Spain! It’s amazing here. I’ve been to the South, but never to Barcelona, which is where I’ve been for the past 2 weeks. I’m supposed to be writing but it’s not really happening. Don’t tell anyone. I still have 2 weeks left. It could happen. I believe.
When I get back, life is off the chain. National Poetry Month = no sleep. All Star Slam gigs in Ontario, followed by Biennale “Big Ideas” classes in Vancouver, some hosting gigs with Hullabaloo, a writer’s residence at Mulgrave, and then on into summer shows and festivals. Speaking of which, I had a great time at the Victoria Spoken Word Festival last month, and The Fugitives had a great time up at the Canadian Winter Games. What amazing crowds, artists, people! I’ll remember both those events for a long time.
The Fugitives just wrapped a really fun tour of EU and UK over the last six weeks. During that time, we drank lots of beer, logged alot of miles, played Glastonbury Festival (!), and found out we were nominated for a Western Canadian music award for best roots album (!!). Great times.
We’re touring around this summer doing a few festivals: Discovery Coast,Summerfolk, Harmony Arts; a few shows, including a CBC nooner in Vancouver and a fundraiser in Skagit River for their mindblowing poetry festival. I’ll also be doing some literary stuff, performing on the last night of the Sunshine Coast Writer’s Festival, and hosting workshops for the Biennale Project and Wordsworth camp for young writers.
In the fall, I’ll mostly be holed up finishing the novel, but there’s also some east coast dates with The Fugitives, some hosting to be done at the Vancouver Writer’s Festival, and (NOTE TO TEACHERS!) the Travellin’ SLAM is booking for the 2014-2015 season! Hurrah!
See you all soon! Since it’s summer time I’ll leave you with this jam, recorded last summer along Vancouver’s Sea Wall: