Spoken Word

Call for Poets | D31 Art Gallery Presents, 'The Festival of Love'

After last years success, D31 Art Gallery are offering an opportunity for poets to perform their poetry at our annual 'Festival of Love'. We are looking for both New and Experienced poets to perform. We ask for poems to be inspired by the theme of 'Love', whether that be romantic love, family love or even love between friends. 


The Artists Spoken Word Competition

THE ARTISTS FORUM SPOKEN WORD COMPETITION, part of our juried arts programming, is open to poets seeking to gain exposure in the New York City and international arts and media market.

Its mission is to provide an accessible platform for creative writer/performers to present their best work for juried selection, increase artist communication and business contacts, provide career advancement opportunities, and publicly award the work and talents of creative artists.

Indigenous Storytellers and Spoken Word Residency


The Indigenous Storytellers and Spoken Word Residency will push the parameters of traditional storytelling, while retaining the integrity of how stories come to be. Participants will be immersed in in-depth writing practices involving visual, research, and meditative exploration, as well as elder teaching and land based outings. 

With coaching from experienced faculty, participants will collaborate with one another and as a collective to refine stories already told and create new ones to share in a professional capacity.

What does the program offer?

Open call for Spoken Word evening

​​​​​​'Articulate' and it was developed within the non-profit art gallery, Bermondsey Project Space, to allow for experimental conversation and writing, providing a safe space which is an accessible and welcoming platform for underrepresented people, and to all, addressing topics such as society, culture and politics. 

After a very successful first event we are looking for new performers! 

Spoken Word | Literary Arts


Banff Centre’s Spoken Word program is the first of its kind, offering an unrivalled setting for artists to explore and develop their voices and career paths. 

This intensive residency provides space to write and time to develop strong performance dynamics. Participants will benefit from mentoring, performance opportunities, studio recording time, access to special events, and engagement with a vibrant network of international artists – all amidst the breathtaking Canadian Rockies.

World-class faculty present challenging workshops on topics from the spoken word tradition such as history, composition, performance, multimedia, production, business, musicality, orality, sound, spirit, language, body, and theatre. 

Spoken Soul Festival 2019

Spoken Soul Festival 2019 - SWAN Day MIAMI 

Women Empowering The Soul Through Art, Advocacy & Creativity

The mission of the Spoken Soul Festival, a three-day event, is to produce an annual festival that will help advance the careers of a variety of women artists including poets, fine artists, photographers, filmmakers, and designers. 

Winner of Miami New Times “Best Place to Meet Intelligent Women,” this year’s festival theme is #WordIsBond.  We aim to celebrate the impact of the spoken and written word in our community. In the age of social media, our words no longer have boundaries and can reach millions changing how our society interacts. #WordIsBond is a commentary on the power of our word. 

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