Please join us for another evening of art and community.
Our open mic welcomes all forms of expression. So bring prose, stand up, theatre, poetry...
Each month we feature three artists in different genres.
BRETT DEROUIN - FICTION
Brett is a former editor for undergraduate journals This Side of West and The Warren Review, and the founding editor for the online literary journal Nudity House. Originally from Calgary, Brett is in his final year at UVic where he writes fiction, poetry, and screenplays. His film Silence, I Invade the Sky was featured last autumn in The Monthly Screen Festival.
GRAHAM ROEBUCK - STAGEPLAY
Graham holds a degree in Theatre and Writing (2011) from UVic where he focused on acting and playwriting. Acting credits include Female Transport (Langham Court Theatre), Alice (Theatre Inconnu), The Daughter of Turpentine (Hairpin Curves, Fringe Festival 2015), Lady Audley's Secret (Fringe 2014) and Oliver! (Four Seasons). Graham's compositions won first place in Canada Music Week's student competition two years running; his 2011 play Chaos and the Cosmos won five awards, including Best Play, in Vancouver Island's One Act Play Festival.
ANN-BERNICE THOMAS - SPOKEN WORD POETRY
Ann-Bernice is the current Youth Poet Laureate of Victoria. She uses her voice to rally social change, discussing such themes as immigration, identity, feminism, sexual education, mental health, and racism. Performance credits include Victoria's Ferguson Rally (2014), The Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life (2015) and the applied theatre show Waste Management (2015), which she also stage managed. In 2016 Ann-Bernice worked with police officers and master facilitators to create an interactive anti-bias show for the audiences of the ICA (Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria), the community, and police officers of the city.
This event is free, but we donations are greatly appreciated.
We here at Oratorealis are thrilled to be releasing our second issue into the world. Experimental poetry and spoken word to keep you warm through the winter months. We've upped our page and contributor counts and hope you're nearly as excited as we are. Come join us at Intrepid Theatre Club, and be one of the first to hold our Autumn/Winter 2016 issue in your hands!
Featuring mingling and a magical handful of our fabulous second issue contributors, including:
Sarah Jean Valiquette
and special guest Ann-Bernice Thomas
Hosted by Aaron Simm
This is a licensed all ages event.
Tickets available at the venue.
$10 (includes a copy of oratorealis)
Join in the discussion on how to address issues of sexualized violence at “We Begin by Listening,” featuring keynote speaker Farrah Khan and spoken word performances by Jeremy Loveday and Ann-Bernice Thomas.
This event is being held on the traditional territories of the Lkwungen and WSÁNÉC at what is now referred to as the University of Victoria in the Farquhar Auditorium. Tickets are free for anyone with student ID including high school student but must be accessed in person at the UVic ticket center. The cost for non-students is $10 advance and $15 at the door.
RIFFLANDIA - JEREMY LOVEDAY and the WAXING POETICS SHOWCASE
September 16, 2016
Waxing Poetics are a diverse group of local youth spoken-word artists featuring Zoe Duhaime, Delphina Kejo, Rylan Boothman, and Ann-Bernice Thomas! Come check us out on the Rifflandia stage thise September for music, poetry, and killer youth talent!
The Ode To a Farmer poetry contest is a chance for British Columbians to show their love for farmers and the fresh food they provide us!
The poetry contest grand prizewinner will receive a $150 gift certificate to spend at their favourite BC farmers' market and have their poem read on a CBC Radio program. Deadline to enter is midnight, Sunday, September 18.
Join us for our hearty Fine Arts students welcome! Meet the teachers, the Dean, and hear some true (and hopefully inspiring) stories about UVIC, classes, and the success of students in and out of the department!
WORDFEAST SUMMER SLAM
July 06, 2016
A feast for your eyes, ears, hearts, and stomachs!
Come spend a summer evening at the Oaklands Sunset Market and experience this high energy spoken word showdown while eating farm fresh food at one of Victoria's most buzzing community events.
The Victoria Poetry Project is proud to partner with the Oaklands Sunset Market to bring you this exciting outdoor poetry slam!
Coming together to prepare a meal and eat together allows people to build community by learning about each other, our histories, and our stories. Spoken word poetry is another way we share stories, experiences and learn from one another. In celebration of World Refugee Day, poets Ahmed Ali Knowmadic and Ann-Bernice Thomas will be on stage before and during the meal to share, inspire, connect, and spark dialogue.