Northern Griots ​presents WordLife20, with Tanya Evanson and more, online 4pm EDT

“WordLife20 is a virtual a celebration of the 20th anniversary of the album WordLife: Tales of the Underground Griots. At the top of the millennium, over 20 Black Canadian artists from 3 different cities – Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa – came together to create a powerful audio collection of spoken word, dub poetry, MCing and music.” Full info here.

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AfterWords Literary Festival: Live and Virtual, Sept 30 – Oct 4,

“The second annual AfterWords Literary Festival brings writers and readers together via Zoom for five days of readings, conversations, workshops, and celebratory events! Presented live from Halifax, the festival features Roxane Gay, along with VIVEK SHRAYA, Sue Goyette, Cory Doctorow, Shani Mootoo, Catherine Hernandez, Keith Barker and many more. Most events are presented free, with a small suggested donation. You must register in advance, however, in order to receive a Zoom link to the show of your choice. Tickets to the Roxane Gay event, with opener El Jones, are $15, and tickets to the writing workshops are limited, and priced from $15-$20.” Full info here!

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