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Loud Poets Presents: Shane Koyczan (Edinburgh)
Sat 13 May 2017, 19:30 – 22:30 BST
THIS IS NOT A DRILL POETRY FANS!!
Loud Poets is delighted to announce that we will be hosting poetry legend Shane Koyczan!!
Doors open 7.30pm
Tickets £20 (£17.50 concession):
Shane Koyczan is a Canadian spoken word poet, past U.S. Slam Champion and winner of the Canadian Spoken Word Olympics.
Have you been living under a poetry-based rock for the past few years? Even you must have heard the viral sensation (with over 20 million views to date) that is To This Day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltun92DfnPY&t=34s
His TED talk “To This Day… For the Bullied and the Beautiful” has over 6 million views and was selected by Sir Ken Robinson as one of the top ten talks on education.
Shane has also released numerous books, his first collection Visiting Hours won Best Book of the Year from The Guardian and The Globe and Mail, he has also released a novel in verse Stickboy (in collaboration with the Vancouver Opera) and a graphic novel entitled Silence is a Song I Know All the Words To. In 2010 he performed at Opening Ceremonies for the 2010 Winter Olympics.
"Homer must have sounded [like this]… or Ginsberg or Kerouac." - Amy Brown, The Lumiere Reader
Facebook: Shane Koyczan Poetry
Alongside Shane’s feature performance there will be poetry and music from the Loud Poets collective!
Loud Poets are a collective of musicians, poets, writers and artists based in Scotland known for tightly crafted events in Edinburgh and Glasgow where music, poignancy and comedy hit the stage to prove poetry can be enjoyed by the masses.
"Throughout there's a humour; poignancy and most of all a confidence which serves to inspire." - The Scotsman
"This is an act not to be missed." - Broadway Baby
"Loud Poets give me a reason to live." - Phil Jupitus