Monday, November 26, 2012

Support Our IndieGoGo

We're poised to decide the festival ensemble members for the third annual Victoria Spoken Word Festival. This developmental festival has been an amazing experience every year for our visiting emerging poets and our wonderful Victoria audience.

But we need your help to make it a reality again this year. We need to raise $2,000 by Dec 16th to make sure we have the funds to produce this amazing event. So we're running an IndieGoGo campaign.

Last year we raised $1,100 on IndieGoGo - this year the festival is adding new events, such as a special performance of Anthropocalypse by Poet of Honour Johnny McRae, and we need your help.

Donors get all kinds of inside stuff, like our limited edition t-shirts and poet trading cards.

Donate now to be entered into a draw to receive a private, personal poetry reading by Poet of Honour Johnny McRae. The next 7 donors will be entered into the draw. That's a 1/7 chance of getting Johnny all to yourself!

Thank you so much for your support, we can't do this without you.

Check out the campaign on IndieGoGo:

Missie Peters, Artistic Director

Friday, September 21, 2012

Persona Poetry Workshop Dec 1

Spoken word poets often right from a personal point of view, but there is power in taking on a persona (see Vancouver's Chris Gilpin).

This one-day workshop will focus on how to write from the perspective of someone outside of yourself, how to protray a character and all the fun ways to play with persona on stage.

Facebook event: 

Saturday, December 1, 12-4pm
Intrepid Theatre, 1609 Blanshard
Workshop cost: $50
To register email

This is for experienced spoken word artists, beginners in spoken word are encouraged to take Missie's six-week course.

Those interested in the intersection of spoken word and theatre are encouraged to check out the Victoria Spoken Word Festival on Feb 27- March 3, 2013.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Spoken Word Class w/ Missie Peters

Spoken word is meant to be heard, not read.

Learn how to take your poetry from the page to the stage in this 6-week class with M-Award-winning poet and two-time Victoria Slam Champion Missie Peters.

Tuesdays, Sept 18-Oct 30
Intrepid Theatre, 1609 Blanshard

Registration is only $125. To register email:

For more info visit:

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Where's My Flying Car?! Tour

Missie Peters is taking her brand-new, second solo show, ‘Where’s My Flying Car?!’ on tour across Western Canada this summer.
‘Flying Car’ is a futuristic romp through the eyes of an array of fascinating characters, including a robotic grocery store cashier, a cyborg dancer and an archaeologist digging for computer parts. 
The show combines spoken word, comedy and theatre into a compelling critique with “an emotional resonance… that even Spock couldn’t deny” John Threfall – Culture Vulture.
“I am a huge science fiction geek,” says Missie Peters. “So I’ve always been fascinated by the future. In addition to having fun with classic sci-fi tropes, this show explores why our visions of the future hardly ever match up with our reality. Also, I wear a silver onsie.”
Where’s My Flying Car?! Tour Dates
July 26 – Calgary @ Aubrey Saloon
August 5 – Saskatoon @ Lyda’s Pub
August 7 – Edmonton @ Breath in Poetry
August 12 – Nelson @ Nelson Slam
August 24-Sept 2 – Victoria @ Singe Festival
September 4-16 – Vancouver @ Vancouver International Fringe Festival
Find out more, including downloadable media kit on the tour website: 

Thursday, May 24, 2012

UnoWorks: Where's My Flying Car?!

I am very excited to be a part of UnoFest again this year - this time at UnoWorks.

I'm doing the first, full, public reading of my brand-new show, "Where's My Flying Car?!" complete with silver jumpsuit, videogame music and oddly endearing robots.

I'd love you to come - and tell me what you think!

I had a lovely cyberchat with John Threlfall of CVV this week about why we should all care about the future - and what my favourite future invention is.

PG 14+ • Spoken Word • 50 minutes
Intrepid Theatre Club
THU MAY 31, 8:30

For more info, check out the event on Facebook or visit Intrepid's site for all the great UnoFestness.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

The Victoria Spoken Word Festival 2012

Poster Design: Megs Fitzgerald

Event: The second annual Victoria Spoken Word Festival 2012 was February 21 to February 26. The festival featured multiple performances by the festival ensemble - a group of 12 of Canada's hottest spoken word artists - and Poet of Honour Chris Masson. The festival sold out almost every night and featured new events like the Instant Slam.


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Help Get Us Going on IndieGoGo

The Victoria Spoken Word Festival needs your help - and in exchange we're going to give EVERYONE who donates a link to the livestream of the final show!

The final show is when the 12 poets from the festival ensemble will perform a brand new show that they wrote THAT SAME DAY, as well as a performance from our Poet of Honour Chris Masson.

Check out our campaign on IndieGoGo and contribute to making spoken word awesome in Canada:

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The Gentlemen's Poetry Show

Poster Design: Dave Morris (Photo by Derek Ford Photography)

Event: Hosted by the Fabulous Miss Rosie Bitts six of Victoria's best poets took the stage for a night of gentlemanly poetry. Feature performances by Pick of the Fringe Dave Morris, Roadside Dogs' Jeremy Loveday and Matthew Christopher Davidson, and former slam team members Skawt Chonzz, Shayne Avec i Grec and Scott Thompson.

This was a fundraiser for the Victoria Spoken Word Festival.