El Jones: Poetry & Power

Written by on April 18, 2016

May 7, 2016 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
York Street Train Station

El Jones’ spoken word activism empowers the powerless and gives voice to the voiceless. The evening will include an open mic, followed by a performance by El Jones. El Jones: Poetry and Power. York Street NB Liquor Train Station.Saturday, May 7 @ 7pm. Admission by free will donation. 7pm – Poetry Open Mic. All poets are invited to share their voice during the open mic. 8pm – Performance by El Jones. “El Jones is a griot of the first order. Her beautiful, brilliant, and bold poems tell us that she is both wordmistress and swordmistress.” — Afua Cooper, Associate Professor, Dalhousie Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology. “Deeply honouring and explosively brilliant, El Jones is a fearless young poet creatively in the ‘zone’ joining the ranks of George Elliott Clarke, Maxine Thymes and Rocky Jones. El tackles old and new poetic territory with street smarts, crucial historical touchstones, fresh new hope, and a caring revolutionary fervor. Catch El Jones performing these poems and be stilled in astonishment. Read her on the page and experience what it’s like to be moved by unbounded commitment to the lives of Black people.” — Lillian Allen, Awardwinning Dub Poet and Spoken Word Performer. Brought to you by the Fredericton Youth Feminists in partnership with Mayworks Fredericton. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1744490639106523/

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