June 24, 2022
Community is the Word
An author evening with poet and spoken word artist Brandon Wint, author of Divine Animal.
As artists, writers and makers, we need people around us in order to create, but… it’s complicated.
What is the role of human connection in the creative process, and what happens to our art when that is paused or halted?
How can community call us home to our soul’s work?
In this artist talk, poet and spoken word Brandon Wint will unravel ideas about what it means to be a professional writer and performer with a deep desire to build and sustain community. Using his varied experiences as a veteran spoken word artist and as someone who has lived in several major Canadian cities, Brandon will speak to the vulnerability of trying to establish communities of care in new locations.
Importantly, too, Brandon will discuss the ways in which his writing practice depends upon community, and how the act of writing itself has served as a tool for articulating his deepest desires for friendship, kinship, love and collective reckoning.
Expect this event to be a powerfully sincere expression of one poet's relationship to love, place, belonging and notions of community.
Brandon Wint is a writer devoted to the poetics of world making, world altering and world breaking. His work casts a tender but robust attention toward the movements and impacts of colonial, capitalist logic, and how they might be undone.
The evening will be a mix of Brandon’s reflections on community and art-making, poetry (some from his book Divine Animal) and time for participants to write and, if they wish, share.
This event will take place on Zoom on Friday June 24th, 7:30–9pm Eastern Time.
Tickets are required, and are sliding scale $10–25, with free tickets available if price is a barrier, choose “Other” in the drop-down menu.
ASL interpretation will be available.