NOW ONLINE – The 11th Annual Victorious Voices Festival goes virtual from Monday, April 6th – Wednesday, April 8th, 2020
** For the links to join, please register for each event through Eventbrite:
** Check out and share the festival’s Facebook events:
Victorious Voices / Night 1 / Featuring high school poetry performances & Angelica Poversky
Monday, April 6th, 7:30pm
Online interactive workshop with Janice Jo Lee:
Tuesday, April 7th, 5pm
Victorious Voices / Night 2 / Alumni Showcase:
Tuesday, April 7th, 7:30pm
Online interactive workshop with Angelica Poversky:
Wednesday, April 8th, 5pm
Victorious Voices / Night 3 / Featuring high school poetry performances & Janice Jo Lee:
Wednesday, April 8th, 7:30pm
About our stellar features:
Angelica “ANGELIQUOI?” Poversky (they/them) is a poet, clown, and a genre/ gender fluid artist. Angelica spread their spoken word sorcery on international stages with rabbis, clowns, politicians, the United Nations, TEDx and Shane Koyzcan. Angelica has been known to summon ghosts back to life, as they unearth truths about diaspora, lineage, sexuality, consent, gender and forgiveness. We are very excited to see what they bring to the Victorious Voices stage!
Janice Jo Lee (she/her), aka Sing Hey, is a folk artist of Korean ancestry from Kitchener, on Haldimand Tract treaty territory. She is a folk soul singer-songwriter, spoken word poet, playwright-actor, and educator. She is passionate about building flourishing communities based in justice and joy through art. On stage Janice is known for being disarmingly hilarious, off-the-cuff and fearlessly honest. She is a hard femme, queer, radical, comedian, truth-teller and trickster.
Currently Janice organizes with Groundings, a movement to raise up BIPOC poets under the mentorship of Lillian Allen. She is a Co-Chair of SpeakNORTH, working to reinvision the national spoken word community. She was the founding artistic director of the Kitchener-Waterloo Poetry Slam and created its first Spoken Word Residency program for emerging professionals in 2018. Her one-woman musical satire Will You Be My Friend made its Toronto debut at Theatre Passe Muraille in 2018 (NNNN Now Magazine, 3 of 4 Stars, The Star) In Waterloo Region, she was voted Best Performance Artist four years running from 2016 to 2019. She is working on her upcoming albums Ancestor Song, Lonely is the Lullaby, and a new bouffon musical satire about the climate apocalypse.