The Olive Reading Series is very pleased to present Titilope Sonuga!
Date: Tues 13th Nov 2012 Time: 7:00pm Place: Empress Ale House Address: 9912 82 Avenue Edmonton
Titilope Sonuga is a Nigerian-born spoken word poet and winner of the 2011 Canadian Authors Association Emerging Writer Award for her first book Down To Earth. Recently, she won The Edmonton Journal’s Maya Angelou poetry contest. Born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria the duality of her African and Canadian upbringing is clear in her distinct form of storytelling that follows in the oral tradition of her Yoruba roots. She is actively involved in the Canadian poetry community as a member of the Edmonton Poetry Festival Board of Directors, and the SpoCan (Spoken Word of Canada) Board of Directors. She is the founding member of the Breath In Poetry Collective, a group of poets and poetry enthusiast that create spaces for artistic expression in the Edmonton community. Her stories have been told on stages across Canada and have received recognition internationally. She commands the stage with a style of orature that is uniquely sultry and rhythmic.
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About The Olive
Now into our eighteenth season, The Olive Reading Series is one of Canada’s longest running live literary events.
Since 2000, poetry lovers in Edmonton, Alberta have gathered on the second Tuesday of the month from September to April to enjoy a unique mix of emerging and established literary talent.
The Olive has proudly featured poets from Edmonton and across the country, as well as international poets.
National and International Award winning writers have shared the stage with brilliant up-and-coming poets and creative writing students.
Edmonton audiences are legend in their support and passion for the literary arts and after our featured reader, The Olive Reading series will often open the stage to hear what some of our local talent has brought.