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Storytelling with Peace Akintade: a workshop series

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Tell me, does poetry bite like a serpent, or roam like a cricket? It is not the goal of a poet, or of a storyteller, to hide from our senses and be dulled by the quickness of time; Therefore, we must write, and discover new ways to experiment with the idea of written art.  

For the past seven years, interdisciplinary poet Peace Akintade has explored the intersection of storytelling and poetry with contemporary art. Through her project Voodoo Daughter, Akintade brings together poetry, film, sound and visual art to bring new life and relatability to the soul of storytelling and poetry.  

Akintade will host a series of four workshop focusing on filmmaking and poetry, soundscape and storytelling, and writing poetry. Participants will have the opportunity to create new works using guided prompts presented in the workshops.

Event/Exhibition meta autogenerated block.

Peace Akintade is a participant in Here and Now: A Live Arts Initiative.

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

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About the Artist

Peace Akintade is an interdisciplinary artist and poet from Yorubaland, Nigeria. Her work touches on growing up in Kuwait, Nigeria and Canada, the impact of slavery in the village in which she lived in Africa, colourism, and relearning her culture in the face of colonization. A former Saskatchewan Youth Poet Laureate, Peace has emerged as a sought-after public speaker, educator and creative collaborator. Her practice explores the intersections of poetry with contemporary dance, film, experimental theatre and music.

January 12, 2023 at 6:30PM 9:00PM