BWS 09.03.16: Shauntay Grant

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Shauntay Grant is Halifax’s third Poet Laureate (2009-11). Her other honours include a Best Atlantic-Published Book prize from the Atlantic Book Awards, a Poet of Honour prize from Spoken Word Canada, and a Joseph S. Stauffer Prize from the Canada Council for the Arts. She teaches creative writing at Dalhousie University.

In addition to Shauntay’s poems, plays, children’s books and 2010 book and CD combo, City Speaks in Drums–from which you can hear a sample here–she released Say Sumthin in 2014, a full-length album containing both songs and spoken word recordings. Check out “Change 2.0” below, ahead of her March 9 appearance at Brockton Writers Series!

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Scene from City Speaks in Drums.

Shauntay Grant visits Brockton Writers Series on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 – full of beans Coffee House & Roastery, 1348 Dundas St. W., Toronto (6:30pm, PWYC) – along with Phil Dwyer, Terry Watada, Naomi Zener and a special guest talk by novelist Eva Stachniak entitled “Making History Come to Life in Your Fiction”.

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