Festival Voix d’Amériques
2002 Edition

February 26 to March 3, 2002

If you've got a passion for words and you want to join a group of artists who share the same fire, for six days you can! Come and be part of over a dozen activities and events celebrating the spoken word in all its guises.

Tuesday February 26th at 5PM: Launch of the Voices of the Americas Festival with Jean-Pierre Ronfard and Petr Baran. (Sergent recruteur, 4650 St. Laurent — free admission)

Thursday February 28th from 2:30 to 4:30PM: Carole Boucher, an officer of the Canada Council for the Arts, will be coming to speak on the Council’s ãSpoken and Electronic Wordä program. A question period will follow. (Casa del popolo, 4873 St. Laurent — free admission)

Wednesday February 27th and Friday March 1st, 2:30-4:30PM: Round-table discussions with experts on mixing words with music and new media (Casa del Popolo, 4873 St. Laurent - free admission)

Wednesday February 27th and Friday March 1st: A “Streeteaters” open-mic with hosts Paula Belina and Larissa Andrusyshyn; an open mic poetry slam hosted by Bob Loblaw and Johnny Cheesecake (Sergent Recruteur, 4650 St. Laurent — free admission; $50 prize).

Saturday March 2nd from 10AM — 1PM. A workshop on voice conducted by Trisha Pope (The workshop costs $10 and is open to the first 12 participants who sign up for it. Registration is from February 15th to 26th at the Casa del Popolo, 4873 St. Laurent).

And from Tuesday February 26th to Sunday March 3rd, every night at 8PM, the Cabarets…! For six days you can come and experience a whirl of emotions in the company of over sixty poets, storytellers, actors, performers and multi-media artists, including Patrick Goddard, Laura Mitchell, Mia Brooks, Kaie Kellough, Mike Burns, Bob Bourdon, Fortner Anderson, Jake Brown, Mary Elizabeth Grace, Corey Frost, Victoria Stanton, Catherine Kidd & DJ Jack Beets, Ian Ferrier & Bryan Highbloom (sax), Poetry/Jazz improv with musicians André Asselin (bass), Will Glass (drums) and Jesse Levine (keyboard), Alexis O’Hara, Quadraceptor, Nah-ee-lah, Norman Nawrocki and many others… (La Sala Rossa, 4848 St. Laurent - admission 7$)