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Toronto Poetry Slam featuring Alessandra Naccarato

Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 8:00pm
Doors Open: 
7:00 PM
Show Begins: 
8:00 PM

We are excited to welcome back to our stage Alessandra Naccarato, formerly of Toronto now of Salt Spring Island in B.C.!

Alessandra Naccarato is a writer, performer and teacher based on Salt Spring Island, BC. Winner of the Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers, the Reader’s Choice Award for the CBC Poetry Prize, and Event Magazine’s Creative Non-Fiction Award, her writing has appeared across Canada and the United States. She has toured nationally and internationally as a spoken word artist, worked with thousands of youth across the country, and is currently completing an MFA in Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia.

Her new album, Alessandra Naccarato & The Wild Hunt, is a collection of poems for survival, set to compositions by Ali Berkok (piano), Jennifer Slade (vocals), Matthew Hayter (guitar) and Lucas Tensen (cello). From our relationship to nature, to our relationship to each other, this album seeks out the possibility of transformation and reconciliation. Part love song, part call-to-arms, it is the culmination of years of writing by Alessandra Naccarato, fused with organic compositions by skilled musicians.

As always, doors at 7 signup 730 show at 8
Hosted by Alyssa Ginsburg

Note that the Drake Hotel Underground is not a wheelchair accessible venue