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Bricks & Glitter & Poetry ft. Billie the Kid & Namitha
September 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmBy donation
Hot Damn It’s a Queer Slam and Bricks & Glitter present: Bricks & Glitter & Poetry!
Join us for a poetry and art open mic. If you are 2SLGBTQPIA+, it doesn’t matter where you live, come, sign up, share your art. Get the Zoom link by registering on Withfriends.co
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This event will be featuring Billie the Kid and Namitha, meet our artists:
Billie the Kid @billietheelekid
Billie the Kid is a K’ai Taile Dené and Nehiyaw spoken word poet and storyteller. Originally from Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, she currently resides in Kingston, Ontario, the traditional home of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe peoples. Drawing inspiration from poets such as Ian Keteku, Janice Jo Lee, and Billy-Ray Belcourt, her poetry breathes life into narratives as she explores relationships with family, friends, food, and the dynamic nature of dreams.
Billie holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering from Queen’s University and has performed at events across Turtle Island such as CUPSI, the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word, and most recently, the first ever no-rules online edition of the Canadian Individual Poetry Slam, where she took second place. Billie is currently one of the directors of Voices of Today, a national poetry festival for youth run by youth.
Namitha Rathinappillai (she/her) is a Tamil-Canadian spoken word poet, artist, and writer who has entered the poetry community in 2017. She has been involved with Urban Legends Poetry Collective (ULPC) ever since her engagement with the Ottawa arts community, and made ULPC history as the first female and youngest director. She is a two-time Canadian Festival of Spoken Word (CFSW) team member with Urban Legends Poetry Collective, and she published her first chapbook titled ‘Dirty Laundry’ with Battleaxe Press in November of 2018. She has been involved as a performer and a workshop facilitator within the Ottawa community at spaces such as Tell em Girl, Youth Ottawa, the Artistic Mentorship Program, Carleton Art Collective, The Fembassy, Youth Services Bureau, and more.
BRICKS & GLITTER is a community arts festival celebrating Two-Spirit, trans and queer talent, ingenuity, caring, anger and abundance. We are a trouble of queers who believe in creativity, collectivity and practicing the future in the now. We are intersectional by default and critical by necessity. Our 2020 festival centers Black, Indigenous and racialized artists coming together to imagine a world worth living in—for all of us.