The Sunday showcase spot features another amazing North American spoken word artist, Canadian poet, performer, producer and educator, Tanya Evanson.
tanya_evanson by Temmuz Arsiray
Tanya Evanson is a Canadian poet, performer, producer and educator. Active since 1996, her spoken word has featured widely across North America, and she has an award-winning videopoem, three studio albums and six artist books of poetry under her belt. She is director of Spoken Word at The Banff Centre, received the 2013 Golden Beret Award and was 2013 Poet of Honour at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word. Recent work includes guest editing Arc Poetry Magazine and publication in Oratorealis, Cordite, Canadian Review of Literature in Performance, WomanSpeak – A Journal of Writing and Art by Caribbean Women, Where the Nights Are Twice As Long (Gooselane 2015) and The Great Black North – Contemporary African Canadian Poetry (Frontenac 2013). Performance highlights include the Calgary Spoken Word Festival, Bowery Poetry Club, Vancouver Writers Fest, Vancouver Folk Music Festival, Edmonton Poetry Festival, Words Aloud, When Sisters Speak, Ottawa International Writer’s Festival, Verses, CBC and SLAM stages. A student of sufism and classically-trained whirling dervish since 2002, she has performed and taught across Turkey, Japan, Europe and North America as part of music acts Mercan Dede (Turkey) and Niyaz (Iran-Canada). Based in Montreal, she teaches writing and meditation, and is at work on a new album, short film, Australian tour and poetry manuscript called Bothism.
Tanya Evanson will be on the Poetry&Words stage at 14.25 on the Sunday.