Performing: Wednesday, January 29, 7:30 pm at the UNBC Canfor Theatre (with Open Mic/Poetry Slam)
Brendan McLeod is a writer and musician based out of Vancouver. He is the author of one novel, The Convictions of Leonard McKinley, a one woman play, The Big Oops, and a monologue about Canadian history entitled The Fruit Machine. His music group The Fugitives was nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award, and were chosen as participants in this year’s Peak Performance Project. As a poet and oral storyteller, he has performed over 400 shows in the past 5 years. He is a former Canadian SLAM poetry champion and World SLAM runner-up. He teaches spoken word at Langara College, and is an active youth educator with a variety of organizations, including: Wordplay, the Vancouver East Cultural Centre, Travellin’ SLAM, and FreeWrite! He was the 2012 Poet of Honor at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word.
Along with Brendan, there will also be an open mic and a poetry slam featuring local performers.