Betty Esperanza-Montreal, Quebec, Canada 2016

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OPEN MIC POETRY & BLUES FESTIVAL

Saturday, September 24th, 6pm @ Marioposa Le Café
5434 Cote St-Luc rd.
Montreal, QC H3X 2C5
514-591-8256
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100TPC514 2016 Edition Line Up
UPDATED September 24, 2016
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Akim Citoyen du Monde, a Poet Active in the Local Scene

1a-akimPopular French/Arabic poet, novelist and essayist with poetry and novel publications. Recipient of the 3rd literary prize Marcel F. Raymond in 2015, he is currently a radio host and professional photographer who organizes poetry afternoons regularly at the BBAM gallery in Montreal.

Poète, romancier et essayiste français-arabe populaire ayant des publications de la poésie et des romains. Récipiendaire du 3e prix littéraire Marcel F. Raymond en 2015, il est présentement un animateur radio et photographe professionnel qui organise régulièrement des après-midis de poésie à la galerie BBAM à Montréal.

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Susan Shulman, the blues Painter and Visual Artist

1b-susan-shulman_2Susan Shulman is the blues. She is known for her Blues Bunny poetry style animation (see her past performance Homage to Leonard Cohen and Homage to Irving Layton), and has participated in unique art projects, notably the world wide art movement “a book about death,” Susan Shulman is the blues. She creates art in both the traditional and non-traditional fashion, and has been displayed in over thirty galleries locally and abroad. Her recent works have been exposed in: Australia, Brazil, Belgium, Croatia, India, Italy, Serbia, the United Kingdom and the USA.

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Regimental Oneton, a Versatile Expressionist

2a-regimentalA well-established visual artist, accomplished musician, and a published writer, Regimental Oneton has not only dabbled in several art forms but has produced extensive amounts of quality work and has earned recognition in each discipline. Known for the honest, playful quality of his work, which happens to match his frank yet passionate attitude, his use of bright colors balances out the possible perceived morbidity of his work by depicting life’s sweeter, more spontaneous moments. While his pieces embody elements of graffiti and street art, the quality of his work merits recognition as fine art, especially as his style has evolved and developed over the years. Check out his blog here.

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Stephanie Ein, the go-to comedian in Montreal

2b-stephanie-ein_2Stephanie Ein is a Montreal educator, writer & stand-up comedian. Her spicy opinion pieces and interviews have appeared online at Hour.com, Examiner.com and OpenSalon.com. She currently writes about Montreal Comedy for Mobtreal.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @ComedyMontreal.

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Yves Avalo, écrivain, poète et militant des droits

3a-yves-alavoPoète des œuvres Bleu de lune et soleil d’or et Vertiges sublimes et couleurs des saisons intimes, Yves Avalo a reçu de nombreux prix incluant le Prix de l’Association québécoise des professeurs de langue française (AQPLF), un diplôme d’honneur de l’Université de Montréal, ainsi qu’un certificat de reconnaissance du Gouvernement fédéral du Canada pour son accomplissement remarquable à promouvoir la Culture au Canada. Une trentaine de missions, majoritairement sur le continent africain, ainsi que de nombreux séjours privés, au cours des 38 dernières années lui ont permis de prendre la mesure des mutations qui traversent toutes les sphères des sociétés africaines des plus traditionnelles aux communautés urbaines ultra-modernes.

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Rebecca Anne Banks, Prolific writer of Montreal

3b-rebecca-banks_2Rebecca Anne Banks (Poet, Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Writer, Artist, Philosopher, Counselor, Activist) lives in Montreal. She is the Poetry Editor at Subterranean Blue Poetry, the CEO/Artist at Tea at Tympani Lane Records and the Book Reviewer at The Book Reviewer.

She has written more than 27 books of poetry, a primer on discernment in marriage, a book of family recipes, a book of children’s stories and a book of World Peace Newsletters, all available on Amazon Station. The book of “love” themed poetry, The Children of Orpheus, an anthology of international Poets published by Subterranean Blue Poetry will be published by Christmas 2016.

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Riley Palanca, “a dramatic force of nature”

4a-riley-palancaHis name is Riley Palanca. A newcomer to Montreal, hailing originally from Newfoundland, he is a spoken word artist and playwright who has been the featured poet thrice at Spoken Word St John’s and written and produced a critically-acclaimed play using spoken word as its media. He has an in-depth biography available on the Secret East TV called “The Poetry and Performance of Riley Palanca.

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Maria Trudel, a true member of the community

4b-maria-trudel_5A single mother with a background in Fine Arts and Recreation and Leisure, Maria Trudel. has been dabbling in poetry along with visual arts for as long as she can remember. After nearly 10 years in the business world, she found her calling in community work, and, for the rest of the 30 years, dedicated her time to interacting with people in difficulty: 20 years as executive director of Chez Doris, a woman’s day shelter in downtown Montréal, and a founding member of a food bank that continues to exist today. Now retired, she spends her time creating art work and writing poetry. Never feeling comfortable sharing her poetry before, her admiration for Betty Esperanza and Betty’s vibrant no-holds barred attitude in life gave Maria the courage to.

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Ethan Yang,  Merging Science and the Arts

5a-ethan-yangAn ardent scipoet, Ethan Yang is true global citizen. Born in the United States and raised in Taiwan, Canada and China, he is the product of an excruciating blend of sometimes conflicting cultures. He received the Scarlet Key Award during his time at McGill University for founding McSWAY, the only on-campus poetry society dedicated to performance poetry. He is currently a PhD student at Université de Montréal and spends his time shooting laser.

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Gabe Gilker, “Artist. Dreamer. Sometimes Schemer.”

5b-gabe-gilkerA 23-year-old professional ranter, who sometimes gets confused as an artist. Check out her website: https://gabegilker.wordpress.com/

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Betty Esperanza, the heart and soul of 100TPC514

6a-betty-esperanzaBetty Esperanza is the Organizer and Instigator of 100TPC514 since its inception. She unites and introduces the varied subjects of poetry, slam and spoken word of seasoned artists as well as the discovery of new poets which fuels her passion to organize this event annually. Betty is a humanitarian, community builder and a creative entrepreneur. Her interest in the human condition is portrayed through arts and culture, creative problem solving and collaborations with the disenfranchised.

She is also the Founder of Skateboards For Hope (website/Tumblr), a sustainable community building project for youth using skateboards as a learning tool currently in Cuba, Uganda, and First Nations Mohwak Terroritory.

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Elizabeth Johnston, from whom inspiration flows

6b-elizabeth-johnstonElizabeth Johnston is a poet, author, professor and podcaster. She teaches at Concordia University, and also offers creative writing workshops for all in Montreal and online. Elizabeth is widely published in various newspapers and magazines including The Huffington Post, The Globe and Mail, Montreal Home, and The Good Men Project. Her creative non-fiction book, No Small Potatoes, was published with the assistance of a Canada Council for the Arts grant, and she wrote, directed and produced the short film, Keepsake, based on a poem she wrote of the same name. You can find out more about Elizabeth and her workshops at www.ownyourcreativity.com.

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Rayana Speede, writing the answers to those questions

7a-rayana-speedeRayana Speede is a Poet/Songstress from Montreal, Canada. Starting as a tool to communicate the once shy child to her outer world, writing has continued to be her way of healing and engaging with others. Often pulling from memories of her childhood she answers questions on womanhood, race, religion, finding peace within one’s body, from her perspective and experiences. The main influences in her work come from a cross-cultural, multi-religious family of activists. You can check out her Facebook.

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Michael Farkas, singing the music of words

7b-michael-farkasImagine a world in which words and music walk hand in hand. Welcome to a Micky Farkas show.

20 years’ experience as music specialist at C.P.E. Vanier College, singer songwriter Micky Farkas spends the better part of his time explaining life, manners and the natural phenomena of common sense, to children through a sublime blend of song and diatribe so irresistible to both young and young at heart as to completely disarm adult audiences and hold little ones as young as 6 months slightly mesmerized.

A musician unfettered by genres or labels. Micky delivers a warm, captivating blend of song, dance and story telling sure to get the gets jumping, bumping, singing and thinking! Check out his soundcloud.

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Eliza Prestley, Crazy Dog Person and Poet—Dog Poet?

8a-eliza-prestleyEliza Prestley is a poet, student, and doggy daycare teacher based in Philadelphia and Montreal. She produces both spoken word and written work focusing on all things weird and somewhat angsty. Currently Eliza studies at McGill University and participates in the school’s spoken word association McSWAY as VP of Social Media. You can follow her on Instagram @elizaprestley

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Vladimir Nicolas, poète et scénariste

8b-vladimir-nicolasCitoyen canadien né le 2 Septembre 1979, en Haïti, Vladimir Nicolas, poète et scénariste, a grandi à Montréal, Canada. En 2007, il a auto-publié son premier livre de poésie (Azrael) avant d’être publié traditionnellement pour son recueil de poésie cyberpunk et dystopique intitulé “Automato et Humanus” par les Editions Le Manuscrit. Par ailleurs, il a également étudié l’écriture scénaristique au campus de l’Université McGill.

En 2013-2014, il fait équipe avec la société de production d’animation Super Daddy TV pour produire «Homeless», son premier court métrage. Dernièrement, en 2016, il participera à l’AAFM (African American Film Marketplace) en Californie qui s’était déroulé du 15 janvier au 17 janvier 2016.

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Yuan Kelly, a budding citizen of the world

9a-yuan-kellyRaised by a Canadian mother and adopted from China, Yuan has spent the majority of my time in places that she has never called ‘home’ for more than a few months. She credits the person she is today to her travels: a budding global citizen with a strong sense of curiosity and social justice. Yuan enjoys playing the ukulele, harmonizing to songs on the radio, and experimenting with the written and spoken word. She is currently studying International Development at McGill University and is VP Internal for the university’s spoken word club. Check her out on her personal website: http://www.yuankelly.com/

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Yuan Kelly, a budding citizen of the world

9b-debora-alannaA graduate of Ontario College of Art in Experimental Art – 1983, Debora has exhibited since 1984. Known for her installations, her art practice includes and is not limited to sculpture, painting, drawing, photography, video. Debora has attended residencies in Iceland, Kazakhstan, Spain, Italy, France, Quebec and India. She has lectured in art institutions and universities in Kazakhstan and India, art venues in Canada, taught sculpture at Royal Roads University. Sometimes she writes poetry, combines poems with her photographs (photopoetics). Currently, Debora is a collaborator within / contributor to My Cup of Life multimedia project with Jasa Baka (Zuzu Knew), Tyr Jami, Catherine Legault and Frances Adair Mckenzie. Supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, the collective will be travelling to Iceland in May 2017 where work will be shown in the venue ArtsIceland and later, Studio 303, Montreal Quebec.

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