Victorious Voices, 2017!

Hi Folks: Last week marked the 8th annual Victorious Voices Festival here in Victoria! We missed the first two years, but we’ve been stalwart supporters of the event ever since. If you want to read our previous posts on this amazing creative blending of people and talents, you can find Continue Reading →

Victorious Voices 2016

Hi Folks: April 13-15 marked the seventh year for Victorious Voices, and our fifth year of being able to attend! A part of Raising Voices, hosted by the Victoria Poetry Project, Victorious Voices is a spoken word poetry competition for high school students in the greater Victoria area. It’s a Continue Reading →

Victorious Voices 2015

Hi Folks: This is the third of three posts on recent cultural events we attended here in Victoria… last (for now) but definitely not least! As we’ve written before, the range of activities available here continually amazes us. Last Saturday for example one could choose from: Creatively United for the Continue Reading →

Victorious Voices, 2014!

Hi Folks: Earlier this month Marcia and I were pleased to attend the 5th Annual High School Slam Poetry contest known as Victorious Voices. Started by Jeremy Loveday, this fifth year had contestants from more schools than ever before, and this is wonderful news! Slam poetry was founded by Mark Continue Reading →

Victorious Voices Returns!!

Hi Folks: One of the ‘challenges’ of living in Victoria is that it’s such a culturally rich, diverse place to be that there are times we want to befriend Hermione Grainger.  We’re sure she’s a lovely young woman, but our ulterior motive would be to see if we could borrow Continue Reading →

Victorious Voices

The following is a tribute to the high school poets involved in Victoria’s annual ‘Victorious Voices’ slam poetry competition.  You can read more about that here: Victorious Voices 2012 Victorious Voices Returns _____ (click on the title to hear it spoken) Victorious Voices We approach the stage, in silence. Face Continue Reading →

Victorious Voices 2012

Hi Folks: UPDATE: This post is about the 2012 event.  If you’re looking for our 2013 Victorious Voices post, you can find it here. Although Marcia and I have both been writers for most of our lives, our introduction to ‘slam poetry’ is somewhat recent – only since Shane Koyczan Continue Reading →