Thu, May 25th, 7-9pm, AVWoF! Spoken Word Open Mic – Featuring Stephen Novik (last Thursday)
May 2017, marks the fifth anniversary of Stephen W. Novik’s move from Edmonton, Alberta, to Port Alberni, B.C.. Calling himself the ‘Eccentric Edmontonian Poet’, Stephen visited Char’s Landing for the first time in May 2012, for “Words On Fire” and quickly established himself as a regular attending performer for the open mic showcase event. Joining “Club Char”, Stephen very soon found himself surrounded by and connected to various members of the widely talented creative community and he participated in nearly event or project he could, including The Barley Show (a podcast recorded live at Char’s Landing); Art Rave; Alberni Valley’s Fringe Theatre Festival; and the Rotary Arts District Volunteer Appreciation evening. Soon, the bright lights of the Capitol Theatre beckoned, and Stephen debuted with the Portal Players in Let’s Murder Marsha. Stephen later returned to Portal Players’ stage in The Witches. Since Autumn 2015, Stephen has been the producer/host of the Alberni Valley’s “Words On Fire”. In 2013, Stephen compiled some of his poetry into a chapbook and began selling WordSlinger’s Poemfolio. 2015 saw the release of his second chapbook, I Kill Me Sometimes. On May 25th, as the feature reader for Words On Fire, Stephen is launching Whimmill Product, his third chapbook of his unique, wacky light verse and humour. Stephen has said numerous times that he is quite impressed with the breath, depth, scope, and range of talent and passion in Port Alberni’s creative communities; from his writing circle friends to other performers at Words On Fire and Quay Words (open mic event at the Art Matters Art Centre) to the other local writers, to the painters, musicians, singers, photographers, fellow actors, and the volunteers… Stephen says he is blessed to know these people and lucky to call them friends. Thank you for all your support—Keep growing!!
Admission by donation, suggested $10. Sign up at the door. ***CHAR’S IS NOW KID-FRIENDLY***
Bring your writing, friends, and enthusiasm.
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