November 20, 2010

Lansdowne Poetry Series: Simm, Nereo II & Stone

Come to Aqua Books, 274 Garry Street, on Thursday, November 25 at 7:00 p. m. to meet and hear Aaron Simm, Nereo II and Skip Stone.

The Aqua Lansdowne is Manitoba's largest poetry prize.  Based around the award and hosted in conjunction with the Writer's Collective, this series celebrates the best in Manitoba poetry.

Aaron Simm has spent numerous years writing hip-hop and poetry, but only recently began performing on stage.  Having completed his first season within the Winnipeg Poetry Slam, Aaron will represent Winnipeg at the upcoming Canadian Festival of Spoken Word in Ottawa. 

Nereo II has shared his performances at the 10th Annual Scribble Jam Hip Hop Festival, the 2nd and 3rd annual Canadian Festival of Spoken Word, The Toronto International Poetry Slam, the Speak Series in Halifax, Thin Air Winnipeg International Writers Festival and the 4th Annual Storytelling Festival.  In May, 2008, Nereo won the Winnipeg CBC Poetry Face Off. 

Skip Stone has represented the Winnipeg Slam team on their missions to both Toronto and Halifax.  He teaches B-boying to kids at the Osborne Street Dance Club and the School for Contemporary Dancers under the alias Drypht 2.  When he's not dancing or writing he lives happily under the name Jon Surla.

Have a great day.  How can you miss - you're in Winnipeg!

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