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Voices at Word Up Barrie

2022-12-08 19:00:00 2022-12-08 21:00:00 America/New_York Voices at Word Up Barrie Voices at Word Up hosts authors, poets and spoken-word artists. Hear the work of professionals and amateurs, and take the mic to share your own work. Downtown Branch - Angus Ross Room

Thursday, December 08
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Add to Calendar 2022-12-08 19:00:00 2022-12-08 21:00:00 America/New_York Voices at Word Up Barrie Voices at Word Up hosts authors, poets and spoken-word artists. Hear the work of professionals and amateurs, and take the mic to share your own work. Downtown Branch - Angus Ross Room

Downtown Branch

Angus Ross Room

Voices at Word Up hosts authors, poets and spoken-word artists. Hear the work of professionals and amateurs, and take the mic to share your own work.

Join In Person: To join this program at the Library, please drop-in.

Join Online: To join this program, please visit Word Up Barrie's website, where a Zoom link will be made available the day of.

December Guests:

Spoken word poetry is a performance art that transcends the written form. Come enjoy the slam dramatic monologues with the intense, emotional delivery of our featured poets Tyneisha Ternent (Ty the Poetess), Liana Cusmano and Dane Swan. The power of spoken word poetry is meant to be memorable, so this is a do-no-miss event.

 
Tyneisha Ternent, current Poet Laureate nominee and Tourism Spark Grant finalist is a local bestselling author who grew up in downtown Toronto. Known for her bestselling poetry book Bearing Fruit, Tyneisha uses her poetic abilities to perform spoken word poetry that is honest, emotional and uplifting. Tyneisha uses her words to uplift and inspire; and is currently working on a poetic arts tour that will take place throughout Simcoe County in 2023.  Tyneisha is a unique artist that understands the power of words and uses them to heal herself and others through poetry. 

Ty the Poetess (@tythepoetess) • Instagram photos and videos

Ty the Poetess | Facebook
 
Liana Cusmano (they/them/iel/lu), aka Luca and BiCurious George, is a writer, poet, spoken word artist and filmmaker. They are the 2018 and 2019 Montreal Slam Champion; runner up in the 2019 Canadian Individual Poetry Slam Championship. A participant in the 2019 Spoken Word Residency Program at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Liana has presented their work in English, French and Italian across North America, Europe and Asia. They wrote and directed the film Matters of Great Unimportance (2019), screened at the Blue Metropolis Festival, and also wrote the film script for La Femme Finale, which screened at the Cannes Film Festival (2015). Their first novel, “Catch and Release” was published by Guernica Editions.

Look for Liana on Instagam @l_cantoncusmano
 
Dane Swan is a Bermuda-born, Toronto-based spoken word artist, former slam poet, musician, author, and emerging editor. A former remedial English student, he is now an author of both fiction and poetry. Dane’s second poetry collection, A Mingus Lullaby, was shortlisted for the Trillium Book Award for Poetry in 2017.

Dane prefers lyrical page poetry, contemporary page poetry, dub poetry, and spoken word and focuses his work on social justice, music, history, and popular culture.


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AGE GROUP: | Teens | Seniors | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Books & Beyond | Authors |

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Downtown Branch

AskUs@barrielibrary.ca
Phone: 705.728.1010

Hours

 

 
Mon, Jan 23 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Jan 24 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Jan 25 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Jan 26 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Jan 27 9:30AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Jan 28 9:30AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Jan 29 9:30AM to 5:00PM

About the branch

Our Downtown Branch is centrally located in the Downtown core at the corner of Worsley and Owen Streets. The building and facilities are fully accessible. Enjoy a beverage or a small snack from our Café located inside the lobby, use our complimentary wifi, experiment with technology and maker tools, or soak up the sun on our Rooftop Reading Garden.

Upcoming events

Fri, Jan 27, 10:00am - 11:00am
Registration is now closed

Fri, Jan 27, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Gathering Place

Fri, Jan 27, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Tinker Lab

Sat, Jan 28, 10:00am - 10:30am
Downtown Children's Picture Book Area, 2nd Floor

Sat, Jan 28, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Gathering Place

Sun, Jan 29, 10:00am - 11:00am
This event is full

Sun, Jan 29, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Gathering Place

Sun, Jan 29, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Tinker Lab

Mon, Jan 30, 11:00am - 12:00pm
This event is full

Mon, Jan 30, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
This event is full

Mon, Jan 30, 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Teen Area

Mon, Jan 30, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Tinker Lab

Mon, Jan 30, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Oro Lions Room
This event is full

Mon, Jan 30, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
This event is full

Mon, Jan 30, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Gathering Place

Mon, Jan 30, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Oro Lions Room
This event is full

Tue, Jan 31, 10:00am - 11:00am
Tinker Lab

Tue, Jan 31, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
This event is full

Tue, Jan 31, 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Teen Area

Tue, Jan 31, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Angus Ross Room
This event is full

Tue, Jan 31, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Oro Lions Room,Angus Ross Room

Wed, Feb 01, 10:00am - 10:30am
Downtown Children's Picture Book Area, 2nd Floor

Wed, Feb 01, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Angus Ross Room

Wed, Feb 01, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Wed, Feb 01, 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Angus Ross Room

Wed, Feb 01, 5:15pm - 8:45pm
Oro Lions Room

Wed, Feb 01, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Gathering Place

Wed, Feb 01, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Peacock Study Room

Thu, Feb 02, 10:00am - 11:00am
Tinker Lab

Thu, Feb 02, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
This event is full

Thu, Feb 02, 6:00pm - 8:35pm
Gathering Place

Thu, Feb 02, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Tinker Lab

Fri, Feb 03, 10:00am - 11:00am
This event is full

Fri, Feb 03, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Tinker Lab

Sat, Feb 04, 10:00am - 10:30am
Downtown Children's Picture Book Area, 2nd Floor

Sat, Feb 04, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Gathering Place

Sun, Feb 05, 10:00am - 11:00am

Sun, Feb 05, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Tinker Lab

Sun, Feb 05, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Mon, Feb 06, 11:00am - 12:00pm
This event is full

Mon, Feb 06, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
This event is full

Mon, Feb 06, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Tinker Lab

Mon, Feb 06, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Angus Ross Room
This event is full

Mon, Feb 06, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
This event is full

Mon, Feb 06, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Oro Lions Room

Mon, Feb 06, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Angus Ross Room
This event is full

Tue, Feb 07, 10:00am - 11:00am
Tinker Lab

Tue, Feb 07, 10:00am - 11:00am
Peacock Study Room

Tue, Feb 07, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
This event is full

Tue, Feb 07, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Angus Ross Room
This event is full

Tue, Feb 07, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Wed, Feb 08, 10:00am - 10:30am
Downtown Children's Picture Book Area, 2nd Floor

Wed, Feb 08, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Wed, Feb 08, 5:15pm - 8:45pm
Oro Lions Room

Wed, Feb 08, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Angus Ross Room

Wed, Feb 08, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Peacock Study Room

Wed, Feb 08, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Gathering Place

Thu, Feb 09, 10:00am - 11:00am
Tinker Lab

Thu, Feb 09, 10:30am - 11:30am

Thu, Feb 09, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
This event is full

Thu, Feb 09, 6:00pm - 8:35pm
Gathering Place

Thu, Feb 09, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Tinker Lab

Thu, Feb 09, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Peacock Lounge

Thu, Feb 09, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Angus Ross Room

Fri, Feb 10, 10:00am - 10:30am
Downtown Children's Picture Book Area, 2nd Floor

Fri, Feb 10, 10:00am - 11:00am
This event is full

Fri, Feb 10, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Tinker Lab

Sat, Feb 11, 10:00am - 10:30am
Downtown Children's Picture Book Area, 2nd Floor

Sat, Feb 11, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Gathering Place

Sun, Feb 12, 10:00am - 11:00am

Sun, Feb 12, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Tinker Lab

Sun, Feb 12, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Mon, Feb 13, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Angus Ross Room

Mon, Feb 13, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Mon, Feb 13, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
This event is full

Mon, Feb 13, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Tinker Lab

Mon, Feb 13, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Angus Ross Room
This event is full

Mon, Feb 13, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
This event is full

Tue, Feb 14, 10:00am - 11:00am
Tinker Lab

Tue, Feb 14, 10:00am - 11:00am
Peacock Study Room

Tue, Feb 14, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Tue, Feb 14, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Tinker Lab

Tue, Feb 14, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Angus Ross Room
This event is full

Wed, Feb 15, 10:00am - 10:30am
Downtown Children's Picture Book Area, 2nd Floor

Wed, Feb 15, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Wed, Feb 15, 5:15pm - 8:45pm
Oro Lions Room

Wed, Feb 15, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Angus Ross Room

Wed, Feb 15, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Peacock Study Room

Thu, Feb 16, 10:00am - 11:00am
Tinker Lab

Thu, Feb 16, 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Angus Ross Room,Gathering Place

Thu, Feb 16, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
This event is full

Thu, Feb 16, 6:00pm - 8:35pm
Gathering Place

Thu, Feb 16, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Tinker Lab

Fri, Feb 17, 10:00am - 11:00am

Fri, Feb 17, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Tinker Lab

Sat, Feb 18, 10:00am - 10:30am
Downtown Children's Picture Book Area, 2nd Floor

Sat, Feb 18, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Gathering Place

Sat, Feb 18, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Angus Ross Room

Sun, Feb 19, 10:00am - 11:00am

Sun, Feb 19, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Tinker Lab

Sun, Feb 19, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Tue, Feb 21, 10:00am - 11:00am
Tinker Lab

Tue, Feb 21, 10:00am - 11:00am
Peacock Study Room

Tue, Feb 21, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Tue, Feb 21, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Tinker Lab

Tue, Feb 21, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Angus Ross Room
This event is full

Wed, Feb 22, 10:00am - 10:30am
Downtown Children's Picture Book Area, 2nd Floor

Wed, Feb 22, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Wed, Feb 22, 5:15pm - 8:45pm
Oro Lions Room

Wed, Feb 22, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Angus Ross Room

Wed, Feb 22, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Peacock Study Room

Thu, Feb 23, 10:00am - 11:00am
Tinker Lab

Thu, Feb 23, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
This event is full

Thu, Feb 23, 6:00pm - 8:35pm
Gathering Place

Thu, Feb 23, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Tinker Lab

Fri, Feb 24, 10:00am - 11:00am

Fri, Feb 24, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Tinker Lab

Sat, Feb 25, 10:00am - 10:30am
Downtown Children's Picture Book Area, 2nd Floor

Sat, Feb 25, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Angus Ross Room

Sun, Feb 26, 10:00am - 11:00am

Sun, Feb 26, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Tinker Lab

Sun, Feb 26, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Angus Ross Room

Sun, Feb 26, 3:00pm - 5:00pm