What’s the word?

Monthly spoken word event features open mic and poets

Say Word returned for their sixth installment on Nov. 10 at 80th and Ivy to bring together people from all walks to celebrate and educate the poetic art form that is spoken word.

Say Word takes place on the first Tuesday of every month at the bar on 17th Avenue.

The event was open to everyone and included 10 open mic spots with a finishing headliner, who this week was Calgarian Priscille Bukasa.

This week was full of raw emotion, talent, humour, and passion.

Many of the artists spoke about their family and friends, and how they have influenced their lives.

Bukasa had many pieces about her African roots and how they have moulded her into the woman she has become today.

Talking with attendees following the event, many mentioned that this was their first spoken-word event, and they would highly recommend coming out to a Say Word event to gain a friendly and educational spoken-word experience.

Beni Johnson and Julian Smith with Three Piece Productions, along with DJ C-SIK, helped to present the show.

Johnson said he was excited to have Bukas perform because she was “definitely someone I’ve been waiting for to push their passion for poetry to the next step. I have been happy to help facilitate this growth in people.” The next Say Word event will be held on Dec. 1. Tickets and tables can be reserved via contact with the venue hosts, 80th and Ivy Modern Kitchen on 17th Ave.

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