Convocation: “Shane Koyczan, Spoken Word Artist”
- Date: Wednesday, October 30, 2013
- Time: 1:00 p.m.
- Location: Carpenter Hall, Goddard Auditorium
Shane Koyczan is one of the world’s premier spoken word performers. “His poems are full of heartache and memory that touches so deep that emotion crackles in the air around you. And, sure, there are moments of utter, gut-wrenching sadness ... But out of this sadness comes such strength, truth and hope that we want to stand up and cheer. Such is the power of Koyczan’s words and delivery.” – Monday Magazine. His performance at the 2010 Olympic Opening Ceremonies brought the 55,000-seat house to their feet with his tear-jerking homage to Canada "We Are More." Shane is author of award-winning books such as Visiting Hours, Stickboy and Our Deathbeds Will Be Thirsty. In July 2013, Koyczan received the The Liberty, which honors his exceptional contributions to the fields of human rights and civil liberties in Canada.
Free admission, no tickets required.