The A B Series in association with Kevin
Matthews presents four acclaimed Australian poets/spoken word artists
on The National Arts Centre's Fourth Stage. They are Alicia Sometimes, Emilie Zoey Baker, Justin Ashworth and Sean M Whelan, each of whom hails from UNESCO's recently announced City of Literature, Melbourne, Australia.
On 4 February 2009, they land in Vancouver to start their North
American tour. The A B Series performance will be their second North
American appearance. After which, they leave for Montréal's 2009
Festival Voix d'Ameriques and several engagements there; later in
February, they perform in New York's Bowery Club and at The Green Mill
Bar in Chicago.
All four are nationally renowned solo performers in Australia with
years of publishing and performing experience at home and
internationally. They have also contributed much to the development of
Melbourne's famously thriving spoken word culture, through organizing
regular and special events, publishing, producing a literary radio
show, and teaching in schools and the community. As part of their
travels, they will also be recording an audio documentary of Canadian
and American poets and performers for Australia's esteemed Radio
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