Nathanaël Larochette is a 27 year old Ottawa-area spoken word poet and musician who performs under the stage name Sir Realist. Since his first introduction to spoken word poetry in January 2006, Nathanaël has gone from being an unknown face in the scene to the longest running director of Capital Slam (Ottawa’s bi-weekly poetry slam series and Canada’s second longest running slam), a seven-time Capital Slam monthly champion, a four-time finalist, an Ottawa Slam Team member and competitor at the 2007, 2008 (finalist) and 2012 (semi-finalist) Canadian Festival of Spoken Word, the 2008 CBC Poetry Face-Off champion for Ottawa as well as the youngest ever Festival Director for the Canadian Festival for Spoken Word (2010). Nathanaël has spent six years facilitating poetry workshops in Ottawa-area schools, and has received government funding from both the City of Ottawa and the Ontario Arts Council. Nathanaël lives to create, hope, and dream because he believes these are the
keys to the meaning of our being.