The Vancouver Poetry Slam presents this week’s feature, Christine Bissonnette!!
About our feature:
Christine Bissonnette is an acadian poet, writer, teacher, and children’s entertainer originally from Nova Scotia, the unceded traditional ancestral territory of the Mi’kmaq people. Since 2011, she’s lived in Vancouver, on the unceded traditional ancestral territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh people.
From 2008-2016, she studied and performed as a stage actor — notably as part of the ensemble cast for ‘Last of the Red Hot Lovers’, which Vancouver is Awesome named as #3 in their list of the top 10 Vancouver theatre productions of 2016. She left acting at the beginning of 2017 to focus on spoken word. Her poetry is heavily influenced by the theatrical monologue form, often using a non-linear story structure to explore topics like fantasy, desire, perfectionism, and change in first person. Just like in monologue, curiosity and sensuality are integral to each performance piece. As a teacher, Christine facilitates explorations in voice, performance and poetry for kids aged 4 and up through one-on-one instruction, and for elementary school classrooms as a guest instructor. She also conducts one-on-one spoken word workshops for adults with cognitive disabilities through Kudoz. Next to poetry, her biggest passion is the voice, and its potential for beauty and power. You can learn more about her by visiting her website: 9creativelives.com
We are now in the Winter Season, the season that decides Vancouver Poetry Slam team for April 2018. During the Winter Season (from September–March), the slam format consists of two rounds of 3-minute poems.
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