In 2014–15, Outspoken In Unison will commission new collaborative poetic works from artists on the WordPlay roster, Victoria’s Raising Voices collective, as well as the Victoria and Vancouver Poetry Slam teams.
These will be polyphonic spoken word poems, or group pieces. By combining multiple voices, group pieces emphasize team work and diversity conveying a united message. They are written together in a joint creation process and then performed with voices alternating or joining together. The full dynamic range of spoken word will be demonstrated through these new works, which will be crafted specifically for large youth audiences.
Outspoken In Unison is generously funded by BC Arts Council’s Youth Engagement Pilot Program.
[ Photo by Evil Patrick]