Jillian Christmas, the artistic director of the Verses Festival of Words, which runs 20-30 April 2017, discusses this year’s programming, the importance of art in uncertain times, Black Lives Matter, and more, with Joseph Planta.
Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver, at TheCommentary.ca.
Jillian Christmas joins me again. The artistic director of the upcoming Verses Festival of Words, Canada’s largest alternative literary festival. It begins this Thursday, 20 April and runs until 30 April 2017. I’ll get Jillian to let us know what’s upcoming, the notable talents appearing, and more. Jillian Christmas is an acclaimed spoken word artist, who has served on the board of Spoken Word Canada. She also founded the Peace Pipe Poetry Sessions in Toronto. Visit www.versesfestival.ca for more information. Please welcome back to the Planta: On the Line program, Jillian Christmas; Ms. Christmas, good morning.