Peterborough Pride - 3 Artists / 3 Shows - Artspace Peterborough: September 23rd, 2021 @ 7:00 pm, 8:00 pm & 9:00 pm.
Livestreamed at 8:00 pm on IGTV @PeterboroughPoetry Hosted by the Peterborough Poetry Slam 🎉🎉🎉
$5-20 Sliding Scale; No one turned away for lack of funds.
OK! Here we go... Happy PRIDE!!!
We are excited to announce our first in-person show in almost two years! 3 poets, performing 10 minutes each of poetry each, 3 times over the course of the night to small audiences (10 people maximum per show). Join us for the amazing poetic stylings of Charlie C Petch and Carlo José Quinones as well as comedy by Muna Ahmed!
As Artspace will be operating as a venue, all attendees must be masked, distanced, and need to be fully vaccinated (two doses plus 14 days) as well as provide proof of vaccination to enter the venue. Each show will run for half an hour and the space will be thoroughly cleaned between sets. Contact tracing will also be in effect. Have a question, please ask. We're all figuring this out as we go.
First come, first serve! DM us or Email us at email@example.com to reserve seats we will respond as quickly as we can. Please indicate your preferred time and number of seats in your request. Payments will be accepted by e-transfer or we can accept cash at the door with prior arrangement. Please arrive 10 minutes before the show and be on time as we will be on a tight schedule.
Get to know your features:
Charlie Petch (they/them, he/him) is a disabled/queer/transmasculine multidisciplinary artist from Peterborough / Nogo who resides in Tkaronto/Toronto. A poet, playwright, librettist, musician, lighting designer, and host, Petch was the 2017 Poet of Honour for SpeakNorth national festival, winner of the Golden Beret lifetime achievement in spoken word with The League of Canadian Poets (2020), and founder of Hot Damn it's a Queer Slam. Petch is a touring performer, as well as a mentor and workshop facilitator. In 2021, they are launching "Daughter of Geppetto", a multimedia/dance/music/performance poetry piece with Wind in the Leaves (TBA), their first full length poetry collection "Why I Was Late" in Sept with Brick Books, and their libretto "Medusa's Children" with Opera QTO. Find out more at charlieCpetch.com & @sawpoet
Muna Ahmed is a community organizer and occasional stand up based in Nogojiwanong. She holds a BA Honors in English with a concentration in African American Studies from Howard University and is one of the founding members of BLM Nogojiwanong.
Carlo José Quinones is a queer filipinx cebuano diaspora babe who’s been living and adapting and dining in Treaty 20/Williams Treaty Territory: Nogojiwanong Peterborough for almost 9 years. A child of a live-in-caregiver; they’re mother is also a flower gardener and a harmony visualist. Carlo is the child of a painter and a drunkard; they’re father is powerful ritualist and observer of the world. Born in 1996 and raised by they’re grandmother, Carlo waters her plants in the afternoon. Carlo is a descendant of their grandfather who worked in the ocean and a practicer of distance nurturance. Carlo’s poetry is a mix of prayer, belonging, and emotional cadence. It touches on ancestral queerness, diaspora blues, and dreams of the collective and environmental place home.