Ursula Rucker
American spoken word artist Ursula Rucker will perform from her diverse repertoire Saturday evening, and give a hands-on workshop Sunday afternoon.
Rae Armantrout
Writing in Poetry magazine, Ange Mlinko has said, "I would trade the bulk of contemporary anecdotal free verse for more incisive, chilling poetry like Armantrout's." A new collection, Just Saying, is coming in 2013.
C.R. Avery
C.R Avery is a dynamic poet and performer, influenced by blues, hip-hop, spoken word and rock and roll. He has recorded 15 albums, and performed across the U.S. and Europe.

Versefest in Schools

The Poetry Kit for Teachers features selected poems, discussion ideas & writing prompts.

Workshop with Ursula Rucker

Space is very limited in this workshop with a living legend of spoken word! Click here to find out how to register.
Fred Wah
Fred Wah has published many books of poetry including, recently, two collections of poetry, Sentenced to Light and is a door plus a selected poems, edited by Louis Cabri, titled The False Laws of Narrative.
Dennis Lee
Dennis Lee's Civil Elegies won the Governor General’s Literary Award, and his children’s poetry is read around the world. He is also is a noted essayist, song lyricist, and editor, and was the co-founder of Anansi in 1967.
Afua Cooper
Afua Cooper has read all across Canada, the Caribbean, the UK, the United States, and West Africa, performing as a proponent of the African-Caribbean poetry genre, Dub poetry.

Accommodation

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