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Words Aloud: reactions from a newbie

How do you sum up a weekend-long event when your head is still reeling from the sheer brilliance of it? This year’s Words Aloud was my...

Artists in their studio: Allen Smutylo

In a new Rrampt series, photographer Willy Waterton travels to Big Bay, home of Allen Smutylo, to get some shots of him, his tools, and...

Words Aloud is doing things right

Alright folks, the wait is nearly over and we are mere days away from the annual Words Aloud Spoken Word and Storytelling Festival!  Whether you’re...

Allen Smutylo on his recent adventures with Eagle Hunting Nomads

In 1253 Franciscan monk William de Rubruck journeyed 9000 kilometres into the heart of the Mongol Empire on behest of King Louis IX of France....

Poetry that will rock your socks off

Alone on stage stands a poet, illumined by the glare of overhead track lighting.  It's hot in the hall, but he's not...

SCFF Returns with Multi Venue Screenings, Premieres, and Installations

When a new local festival starts out, there’s typically a lot of late-night meetings, scheduling, brainstorming, and strategizing. There’s a public image on the line,...

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