Open Access: Organizing Accessibility from the Grassroots
Sep
20
2:00 PM14:00

Open Access: Organizing Accessibility from the Grassroots

Join Carmen Papilia for a guided workshop on his "Open Access Tenants".

Carmen Papalia, social practice artist, will present his Open Access Tenets, a conceptual framework for accessibility that moves beyond a policy or accommodation-based model by providing guidelines for person-to-person agreements for mutual care.

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Carmen Papalia's "Blind Field Shuttle Walking Tour"
Sep
21
11:00 AM11:00

Carmen Papalia's "Blind Field Shuttle Walking Tour"

Join Carmen Papalia at the Okanagan Downtown Regional Library in Classroom 1 for his renowned "Blind Field Shuttle Walking Tour".

Papalia’s non-visual walk, Blind Field Shuttle, is an experience where groups of up to 90 participants can walk with the artist through urban and rural landscapes while closing their eyes. Each instance of Blind Field Shuttle is an invitation to explore the possibilities for learning and knowing that come available through the non-visual senses.

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The Kickoff Classic
Sep
28
7:00 PM19:00

The Kickoff Classic

  • Stuart Park Ice Rink, 1430 Water St, V1Y 1J1 Kelowna Canada (map)
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IWC's 10th season will begin with our annual Kickoff Classic Poetry Slam! 8 poets will compete in a 2-round slam downtown at beautiful Stuart Park as part of BC Culture Days. This totally free event had almost 200 people there last year, so get there early to get a seat!

7:00PM - 9:00PM
Did we mention it's free! (Yes. We did. Above. (Free!))

This event is sponsored by the City of Kelowna. We thank them for their generous contribution.

The space is wheelchair accessible. The bathrooms, are the public, city provided bathrooms around the corner from Stuart Park. They are two single-stall washrooms, that are unfortunately gendered.

We respectfully acknowledge that we live and work in the unceded, ancestral territory of the Syilx people. It is a privilege to be able to put on events as uninvited guests on their land.

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Sep
15
7:00 PM19:00

The Kickoff Classic

Saturday, September 15th at Stuart Park downtown Kelowna is our annual Kickoff Classic. 8 poets will compete in a poetry slam for a cash prize. This event is totally free so come enjoy one last night of summer under the stars! 

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Apr
6
7:00 PM19:00

April Open Mic and Poetry Slam

What: Join us for our monthly open mic and poetry slam which features 5 available open mic spots and 8 available spots for the poetry slam. First come, first served basis for sign up so join us early to get your spot. Sign up will operate on a roll over basis so if you are 9th on the list for the slam, you will be first for the following month.

Where: Bean Scene Downtown

Cost: $5 at the door

 

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Mar
2
7:00 PM19:00

March Open Mic and Poetry Slam

What: Join us for our monthly open mic and poetry slam which features 5 available open mic spots and 8 available spots for the poetry slam. First come, first served basis for sign up so join us early to get your spot. Sign up will operate on a roll over basis so if you are 9th on the list for the slam, you will be first for the following month.

Where: Bean Scene Downtwon

Cost: $5 at the door

 

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Feb
2
7:00 PM19:00

February Open Mic and Poetry Slam

What: Join us for our monthly open mic and poetry slam which features 5 available open mic spots and 8 available spots for the poetry slam. First come, first served basis for sign up so join us early to get your spot. Sign up will operate on a roll over basis so if you are 9th on the list for the slam, you will be first for the following month.

Where: Bean Scene Downtown

Cost: $5 at the door

 

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Jan
27
7:00 PM19:00

Springfield vs. Shelbyville Poetry Slam

What: Kelowna Poetry Slam, in association with the Arts Council of the Central Okanagan, presents another exciting team slam event. Featuring a Springfield team, made up of six poets from Kelowna, verses a Shelbyville team, made up of six poets from other cities across the Valley. Join us as the poets go head-to-head to see who takes ownership of the Lemon Tree.

When: January 27th, 2017, 7-9pm

Where: The Laurel Packing House, 1341 Ellis Street

Who: IWC, the community, and you!

Cost: $10 presale, $15 at the door.

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Jan
5
7:00 PM19:00

January Open Mic and Poetry Slam

What: Join us for our monthly open mic and poetry slam which features 5 available open mic spots and 8 available spots for the poetry slam. First come, first served basis for sign up so join us early to get your spot. Sign up will operate on a roll over basis so if you are 9th on the list for the slam, you will be first for the following month.

Where: Bean Scene Downtown

Cost: $5 at the door

 

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Dec
1
7:00 PM19:00

December Open Mic and Poetry Slam

What: Join us for our monthly open mic and poetry slam which features 5 available open mic spots and 8 available spots for the poetry slam. First come, first served basis for sign up so join us early to get your spot. Sign up will operate on a roll over basis so if you are 9th on the list for the slam, you will be first for the following month.

Where: Bean Scene Downtown

Cost: $5 at the door

 

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Nov
3
7:00 PM19:00

November Open Mic and Poetry Slam

What: Join us for our monthly open mic and poetry slam which features 5 available open mic spots and 8 available spots for the poetry slam. First come, first served basis for sign up so join us early to get your spot. Sign up will operate on a roll over basis so if you are 9th on the list for the slam, you will be first for the following month.

Where: Bean Scene Downtown

Cost: $5 at the door

 

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Oct
6
7:00 PM19:00

October Open Mic and Poetry Slam

What: Join us for our monthly open mic and poetry slam which features 5 available open mic spots and 8 available spots for the poetry slam. First come, first served basis for sign up so join us early to get your spot. Sign up will operate on a roll over basis so if you are 9th on the list for the slam, you will be first for the following month.

Where: Bean Scene Downtown

Cost: $5 at the door

 

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Sep
23
7:00 PM19:00

Girls Will Be Girls Show

What: Sexual Awareness Week at UBCO teams up with Inspired Word Cafe to bring a poetry show designed to ignite conversation about sexuality, safety, and consent. The night will focus on sexual harassment in public spaces such as the bar/club scene which is why the event takes place at the Well Pub.

Where: The Well Pub on UBCO Campus

Who: Erin Scott, Angie Mosher, Trina Zuyderduyn Manca, Kari Leigh, Sian Flanagan, and hosted by Jada Larkin.

Cost: FREE

Must be 19+ to enter the Well.

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Sep
8
7:00 PM19:00

Kickoff Classic

What: Season 7 Kickoff Classic

Where: UBCO's The Well Pub

Who: Featured Poet Kevan "Scruffmouth" Cameron and 12 amazing local poets

What: A 30 minute featured poet set, followed by a 3 round slam.

Cost: $10 presale at Mosaic Books, or $15 at the door

Must be 19+ to enter The Well!

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Mar
31
7:00 PM19:00

Kelowna Poetry Slam

Inspired Word Cafe presents the first of an entirely new incredible series, Kelowna Poetry Slam! Watch as 8 poets go three rounds in another epic slam event. Who will win wordsmith supremacy and cash prizes?!

Doors at 7pm, join DJ JGirl and her sick beats, sip wine or beer and mingle. Slam starts at 8pm!

Get your tickets at:
Mosaic Books - 411 Bernard Avenue
Upcoming IWC shows:
February 25th, March 3rd, March 10th, March 24th

$10.00 in advance (Drink ticket included)
$15.00 at the door (Drink ticket included)

Must be 19+ to buy alcohol, all ages can enter event!

Sponsored by UBCSUO.

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Mar
24
6:30 PM18:30

Inspired Word Cafe - Shaw TV Taping

Spring is in the air! And we couldn't be happier! Filming of episode 18 & 19 live in Prospera Place. Featuring Lowell Friesen and Joel Williamson, with special guests Tega, Sian, Tarran Kostiuk and IWC's own Sound Tech David Agnew. This will be a night of music, poems, and inspiration.

Where: Prospera Place

When: March 24th, 6:30pm

FREE! RSVP for this event here.

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