The Jeanne Sauvé Foundation is pleased to invite you to attend Shauntay Grant’s talk on Performance Poetry, presented as part of the “Sauvé Fellows Thought Leadership Series” taking place at Jeanne Sauvé House from January to April 2017.
On Tuesday, March 7, 2017 (from 5:30-7:30 pm), join Sauvé Fellow Shauntay Grant for a special presentation as she combines performance and personal reflection to examine the moments, memories, histories, and social circumstances that have encouraged her creative response through words and music.
Rooted in African Nova Scotian history and experience, Grant will share historic and contemporary narratives, and consider the artist’s way of translating observation and experience into art for advocacy and awareness.
Shauntay Grant is a writer and storyteller from Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her honours include a Best Atlantic Published Book Prize from the Atlantic Book Awards, a Poet of Honour Prize from Spoken Word Canada, and a Joseph S. Stauffer Prize in Writing and Publishing from the Canada Council for the Arts. Grant teaches creative writing at Dalhousie University as a Lecturer in the Department of English.