Keynote Presentation on the Future of Black Storytelling by Canadian Poet, Artist and Concordia alumna, Tawhida Tanya Evanson

Full info about the event here! And excerpted below.


“Artists and art disciplines that rely on live performance have been profoundly affected by the pandemic. From live music and dance to theatre and the oral traditions of poetry and storytelling known as spoken word—the forced closure of presentation spaces has hit hard.

This talk is part of a Black storytelling series and will examine how the Black Canadian spoken word scene has been affected by, adapted to and pivoted in the current pandemic. There will be highlights on key artists changing the game and speculative visions on the future of the Black Canadian oral tradition. It is in the end, as in the beginning, an African tradition that has kept African culture in the diaspora as alive and epic as ever.

How can you participate? Attend the discussion in person (note, there is a maximum of 25 audience members permitted in the space) or online by registering for the Zoom webinar or watching live on our YouTube channel.

Have questions? Send them to [email protected]

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