Kelowna Poetry Slam: Canada Day Throwdown - Meet the Poets

Babaloluwa Oyedele

Babaloluwa Oyedele is an artist currently in the Interdisciplinary Performance program at the University of British Columbia Okanagan. He is primarily a performer and a poet, but enjoys dabbling in all types and forms of artistic expression. He is currently developing a performance that deals with ideas of vulnerability and his poetry ranges from personal experience to social topics. He’s been learning about story and would love it if you shared a good one with him. He knows that most of these artist bios are about the artist but gets bored with talking about himself so he wants to learn about you. He hopes you enjoy the slam as much as he will.

Lolu won first place at Kelowna Poetry Slam on March 31st 2016! Come find out if he can hold on to first place for a second event in a row. July 1st down at Kerry Park Stage from 6-9pm.

Inspirational Quote of the Week with Jessica Laplante

“The planet does not need more ‘successful people’. The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lovers of all kinds. It needs people to live well in their places. It needs people with moral courage willing to join the struggle to make the world habitable and humane and these qualities have little to do with success as our culture is the set. ”

~Dalai Lama

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Inspired Word Cafe - The Review

Mark Bertolutti . Photo by Adam Flockemann. 

Mark Bertolutti . Photo by Adam Flockemann. 

Episode 14

Mark Bertolutti, our featured performer for episode 14, is no stranger to the inspired word cafe family. Mark faithfully continues to inspire our audience with his poetic celebration of his life experiences. His sparse use of words adeptly reflects complex subject matter in haiku-like style. Mark’s rapid-fire delivery of words engaged the Inspired Word Café audience with an invitation to be present in the practice of empathetic listening. Mark’s presence speaks to his strength as a man and as a friend to the Inspired Word Café. It was a night of great entertainment as all in attendance were treated to the uplifting Indie Experimental Mermaid Dream-Pop music of Syren + the Waves.  Visit our Facebook page for more photos of this show and past shows.