Canadian Festival of Spoken Word

The Canadian Festival of Spoken Word was held in Montreal November 4-9, 2013. To honour the art and relevancy of spoken word, we went out on the streets, taped up photocopied posters wherever we could, then asked people a simple question – Are you a poet or a poem? Our tools? My iPhone and a clipboard, plus two signs we’d made in the kitchen with cardboard and tape. Just about everybody we stopped was willing to play the game. We took their pictures, recorded their answers, then ran home and posted their responses on Facebook. It was fast and fun. Did we have a shoe-string budget? Nope. We had zero budget.