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Thursday, February 16, 2006

5:00 pm

[5 à 7 at Casa]

CBC Poetry Face-Off

Hosted by Patti Schmidt

Susan Elmsley
Susan Gillis
David McGimpsey
Oana Avasilichioaei
and double bass player Nicolas Caloia

Casa del Popolo, Montréal, Québec

Free admission

In English. For the fifth consecutive year, CBC Radio One will celebrate Canada’s poetic imagination with a twist: by giving it a competitive attitude. Fourteen selected cities across the country will host live-before-an-audience poetry combats, and five poets in each city will be commissioned to write and perform their work on a common theme. This year’s exciting theme is irresistible. The audience at each combat will choose their champion and the winning entry will move on to the national play-offs. The finalists will then be heard on CBC Radio’s Sounds Like Canada in April 2006, the national listening audience will be able to vote for their favourite, and a Canadian champion will emerge. The Montreal event will be hosted by Patti Schmidt and the performances, by an eclectic group representative of Quebec's new generation of literary artists, will be accompanied by double bass player Nicolas Caloia. Recorded by CBC Radio One 88.5 FM

8:30 pm

[Shows at La Sala Rossa]

Combat contre la langue de bois, deuxième round

Spectacle animé par le grand manitou de Macadam Tribus:
Jacques Bertrand.

Simon Brault (homme de culture!)
Olivier Choinière (homme de théâtre)
Jim Corcoran (chanteur)
Gilbert Dupuis (dramaturge et professeur)
Tomás Jensen (chanteur)
Jérôme Minière (chanteur)
Francine Pelletier (journaliste et réalisatrice)
Jean-François Poupart (poète, professeur et éditeur)
Samian (rappeur algonquin)
Michel Vézina (écrivain, journaliste et… cracheur de feu!)

Interventions musicales et mise à mort des discours trop longs:
Olivier Langevin et Fred Fortin

La Sala Rossa, Montréal, Québec


In French. One soapbox, ten people, six minutes each, two crazy musicians and Jacques Bertrand to crack the whip. No right of reply. No second chance. Don’t miss it! (Unfortunately for us anglos, this year in French only.)

telling it like it is
we give the floor to people with something to say
who aren’t shy about saying it
round two of a boxing match against inertia and indifference…
6 minutes to deliver the knockout blow

11:00 pm

[Night Shift at Casa]

Night Shift

Hosted by Ivy

Guest poets: Chantal Neveu, Martin Ouellet, Marc LeMyre

Casa del Popolo, Montréal, Québec


Open mic, bilingual.