Wakefield’s quirky and talented Sheena Beena Turcotte hosts the festival’s most audacious sCrawl to date. You are invited to partake of the rhythmic word images and musical landscapes of two of Canada’s best spoken word artists—Queen Ka and Ian Keteku—and the fresh insights of authors Jasmine Aziz and jia qing wilson-yang on sex and gender identity.
When she’s on stage, QUEEN KA embodies her texts with acid humor, social commentary and young women’s desires. She improvises what she observes, so come prepared for some dynamic and animated reflections.
If the pen is mightier than the sword IAN KETEKU is an everyday knight. An artist committed to using words as both an interpretation and cure for the human condition. He explores issues of race, love and transcendence, he explores the spectrum of human emotions through word and sound.
JASMINE AZIZ will stimulate the audience with readings from Sex and Samosas (which she wrote after a successful “Bollywood Bachelorette” career selling adult novelty toys), and the soon-to-be-published Bring Your Own Batteries: Memoirs of a Retired Vibrator Seller.
A writer of spare prose and thought-provoking poetry, JIA QING WILSON-YANG will be reading selections from her novel Small Beauty, as well as from newer works exploring race, colonization, gender, and trauma.