Launch of The Lighkeeper's Daughters

Launch of The Lighkeeper's Daughters
by Jean Pendziwol

Elvis the Mountie Dog Steals the Show at the Book Signing

Elvis the Mountie Dog Steals the Show at the Book Signing
Elvis, Joan M. Baril, customer poet Rob Lem

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

The University Slam

I have always wanted to take in some slam poetry. Alas I will be unable to attend this interesting event. Thanks to the Northern Women's Bookstore for sending me this notice. Wow! I wish I could go.  Joan Baril


Hi there Joan.  The GIC (Gender Issues Centre)  is hosting renowned slam poet Desiree Dallagiacomo and sex educator BK Chan at Lakehead this week.
I've added the details below along with the posters for the event. 

If you can share the events, that would be fantastic! Thanks!


Slam Poetry Workshop with Desireé Dallagiacomo
Nov 4th from 7-10pm in the Study Coffeehouse

Interested in gender politics, body politics, and slam poetry? THIS IS THE EVENT OF THE YEAR FOR YOU. New Orleans based slam poet and educator Desireé Dallagiacomo is the special guest speaker for the evening. Join us for a night of creativity and action! Plus, here’s an opportunity to share some of YOUR stuff at the Study’s Open Mic night.
Join the Facebook group and RSVP to gic@lusu.ca
 to save your spot! THIS WORKSHOP IS FREE! 

BODIES: Community Talent Showcase with special guest Desireé Dallagiacomo
Nov 5th from 7-10pm in the BORA LASKIN THEATRE

Slam poet  Desireé Dallagiacomo will perform alongside local talent in a night of body acceptance and awareness. Local talent includes slam poets Tia Lunn and Sheena Kagoya, reigning Wig Wars King Ivan Love, and heels-based dance troupe Army of Sass.
FREE FOOD AND REFRESHMENTS Wsponsored by Sweet Escapes Cake Cafe and Bakery, Waking Giant Coffee, David's Tea, and Donato's Bakery. 
FREE PRIZES TO WIN-- all supplied by local business and artists! 
THIS WILL BE A NIGHT YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS! DOORS OPEN AT 7PM, WITH ACTS BEGINNING AT 7:30PM.

For more information, OR if you think you have an act that fits with the theme of body acceptance and awareness, conatct gic@lusu.ca!!!
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Ranking 3rd at the 2015 Women of the World Poetry Slam, 3rd at the 2014 Individual World Poetry Slam, and 3rd at the 2015 National Poetry Slam, Desireé Dallagiacomo is an award-winning writer, performer, and educator. With deep roots in a background of poor, working class women, Desireé’s work explores the intersections of gender, class, and race and challenges audiences to step into a world ignored.

This is SOME BODY: Exploring justice and power through fun & games 
with special guest Karen BK Chan
Nov 6th from 2:30-4:30pm in RC 1002
Every body is full of experiences, stories, and complexities. How do you live in yours? How does your body relate to others? How do we use the inherent power of having a body, for good? How do we heal from pain and injustice through creativity?
Join professional sex & emotional intelligence educator Karen B. K. Chan in games that use art, play, and movement to explore these questions and more!
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Karen B. K. Chan is an award-winning sex educator and emotional literacy trainer in Toronto. She is dedicated to having conversations about sexuality that are real, transformative, and kind. Her 5-minute YouTube video "Jam" is all about making sex feel more like improvising music; it has received over 80,000 hits and is used as a teaching resource internationally. BK (aka Karen) is known for her quirky sense of humour, and for making challenging topics feel easier. You can find her at FluidExchange.org and on Twitter @karenbkchan
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Stephanie Simko
Gender Issues Centre Director
HBA English and Women's Studies
MA Candidate; Lakehead University

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