The Word On The Street has been renowned for the quality and diversity of its event programming and our next festival promises to offer the best so far. Please see the 2019 schedule below!
Explore fun writing prompts and tips to help shift and sharpen the focus of your narratives. Excite your audience with novel perspectives. Expand your frame of reference as a writer. Are you ready to look at your same old stories in new arresting ways? Join Erin Dingle today!
Erin Dingle tells it like it is. Whether it’s sad, silly, science or NSFW, they “take that confused feeling or idea you’ve never had words for and paint it into poetry you’ll understand.” Dingle talked her way onto the Finals stage at the Canadian Independent Poetry Slam competition five years in a row. She placed 2nd in 2015. In 2016, she received the first Zaccheus Jackson Nyce Memorial Award for Poetry and Community Spirit. Dingle has rocked the mic for Ted-x, the YWCA, the Peter Gzowski Invitational, Poverty Talks, and numerous other poetry and spoken word festivals across Canada. She teaches classes and workshops on exploring emotional resilience through writing and performance in Calgary schools, camps like fYrefly and Wordsworth and at multiple other youth and adult events.
Check out www.digitaldingle.com to learn more!