Singer, musician, poet, writer, and actor Saul Williams will be returning to Toronto for a spoken word tour in support of his latest book Chorus. The book offers an introduction to one hundred street poets, students, and outsiders who might not otherwise have their voices heard. “This is a book that I have been taking submissions for over the past ten years as hundreds of poets/artists/writers have handed me their work with hopes that I would read it. My goal is to create an important book that connects varied vices into a cohesive work that stands out as a generational testament of our time”. $1 from every ticket sold will be donated to Manifesto Community Projects.
What: Up From The Roots, Manifesto & Union Events presents Saul Williams Where: The Great Hall. 1087 Queen St. West, Toronto When: September 7, 2012 Admission: 19+ $22.50 + S/C via Ticketmaster
Bonus: Saul Williams, will be presenting a one-on-one talk for the Manifesto Festival of Community & Culture from 3-5 PM on September 7, 2012 at Manifesto headquarters (37 Bulwer Street, Toronto ON).This is an invite only event however, the Manifesto is offering 50 seats to entrants who can answer the question “WHAT IS YOUR MANIFESTO?” submit to MyManifesto@themanifesto.ca
Answers can be submitted in videos, essays, photos, poems, songs, or any creative format desired; whether one line, ten pages, or anything in-between. A Manifesto jury will select the top 50 submissions, and notify the winners by September 1st via Hashtag – #mymanifesto