Performance Project
1st Oct 2017 - 7th Oct 2017

Warning…It’s Poetry Construction Season!

October 1-October 7

One of The Largest Poetry Performances In Canada

Definitely Superior Art Gallery presents 25 of Thunder Bay’s finest professional spoken word poets and singer songwriters performing for the public in a week-long series throughout the City of Thunder Bay-[120 individual performances]. Random Acts of Poetry now in its 13th year is an initiative to promote literacy, art and poetry in places where people live their everyday lives. See and hear the Definitely Superior Poetry Construction Crew as they randomly bring urban interventions to our public venues, schools and institutions, coffee shops, markets, radio, television, street corners, transit…your very home! Warning!…it’s Poetry Construction Season! Schedules will be available at the gallery and on facebook prior to the event for one of the largest poetry performances in Canada.

Part of   culture days


Performance Schedule

Some locations & performers still to be confirmed. Be sure to arrive at the beginning of time frames to be sure not to miss us. ”Random Stops” are unconfirmed performances at possible performance locations. So, if you’re near a listed “random stop” at a certain time, keep an eye out for us!
ROUTE #1: SUN. OCT. 1 / 12:30-2:30 PM



Poet Crew: Cortney Kennedy, Thatcher Rose, Katja Maki, Renee Terpstra.

• Multiple Stops ROAMING RAP NEAR DJ SHUB CONCERT (between 12:30 & 1:30pm)
RAP will start out performing along on Court St. for people arriving for DJ Shub, formerly of A Tribe Called Red. / A free City of Thunder Bay outdoor concert, starting @ 1pm, in the Matawa parking lot (corner of Oliver Rd & Court St).
Starting at Oliver Rd. and ending up at Bay St. – Come to find us!

• Multiple Stops ROAMING RAP- BAY ST. TO DOWNTOWN & BEYOND! (between 1:30 & 2:30pm)
Starting at Bay St, then heading towards Downtown PA.
Stopping on Park St./ near to DefSup.

• Multiple Stops  ROAMING RAP – BAY ST. TO DOWNTOWN (between 1:30 & 2:30pm)
Starting at Bay St, then heading towards Downtown PA.
Stopping on Park St./ near to DefSup.
Stopping past Red River Rd at Die Active’s Graffiti Alley on Cooke St.
Ending @ Celebrity Hotdog Event at the Lincoln Street Eatery.
ROUTE #2: MON. OCT. 2 / 6 – 8:30pm /

Poet Crew:  Nolan Schmerk (aka Solomon -hip hop), Jen MetcalfeBlake Kawtiash, Renee Terpstra

• 1st stop @ CITY COUNCIL MEETING: RAP performance/presentation at Council starts at 6:30pm.
Council meetings also air live every Mon. evening on Shaw TV/Cable 10 LINK: https://www.shaw.ca/ShawTV/Thunder-Bay/Shows/Council/
• 2rd stop @ RANDOM STOP (Idea: near fountain in front of City Hall / Downtown FW/)
• 3rd stop @ BRODIE LIBRARY (between 7-7:30pm)
• 4th stop @ LU RADIO 102.7 FM – TROPICAL STORM with HOST BIG D (listen in! 8 & 8:30pm)
To listen to LU Radio online : http://www.luradio.ca/listen/
ROUTE #3: TUES. OCT. 3 / 1:30 – 4:30 pm /

Poet Crew:  Jake VaillantAlek SilenusBenjamin Lazarus N Murray, Renee Terpstra
• 1st stop @ CONFEDERATION COLLEGE – RANDOM CAMPUS STOPS (IDEAs: Cafeteria & Student Lounge next to SUCCI (between 1:30 & 2pm)
• 2rd stop @ THE STUDY @ LAKEHEAD UNIVERSITY (between 2:30pm & 3 pm)
• 3rd stop @ LAKEHEAD UNIVERSITY – RANDOM CAMPUS STOPS (between 3 & 3:30pm)
• 4th stop @ LU RADIO 102.7 FM-“JEN’S BENT” with HOST JEN METCALF (listen in! between 4 & 4:30pm) LINK: http://www.luradio.ca/listen/
ROUTE #4: WED. OCT. 4 / 7 -9:30 pm /

Poet Crew:  Holly HaggartySteven Gothard, Renee Terpstra

• 1st stop @ WAVERLEY RESOURCE LIBRARY (between 7 & 7:30 pm)
• 2rd stop @ RANDOM STOP (IDEA: Outside Calico Coffee House – on Bay St) (between 7:30 & 8 pm)
• 3rd stop @ CALICO COFFEEHOUSE (on Bay St/ performing inside) (between 8 & 8:30 pm)
• 4th stop @ OPEN MIC @ LAKEHEAD UNIVERSITY’S THE STUDY (between 9 & 9:30pm)
ROUTE #5: FRI. OCT. 6 / 12 – 3:45 pm /

Poet Crew: Betty CarpickBlake Kawtiash, Renee Terpstra, Matt Sellick (composer/songwriter-flamenco guitar improv!

• 1st stop @ SUPERIOR C.V.I. HIGH SCHOOL (12:09 to 12:49pm, performance in library starting at 12:20 pm) 1-1:15 travel
• 2Nd stop @ VICTORIAVILLE CENTRE (inside by Food Court – Downtown FW/South) (between 1:30 & 2pm)
• 3rd stop @ CALICO COFFEEHOUSE (on Bay St/ performing inside) (between 2:30 & 3 pm)
• 4th stop @ THE BEAN FIEND (on Algoma St.-performing inside or outside) (between 3:15 & 3:45pm )
ROUTE #6: SAT. OCT. 7 / 11:30 am – 3pm /

Poet Crew:  Mary Walker (singer-songwriter), Jake VaillantAlek Silenus,Austin CampbellSteven GothardBenjamin Lazarus N Murray (hip-hop)

• 1st stop @ OUTSIDE THUNDER BAY COUNTRY MARKET (farmers market-CLE grounds) (between 11:30am & 12noon)
• 2nd stop @ STARBUCKS COFFEEHOUSE – IN CHAPTERS BOOKSTORE (Memorial Ave) (between 12:30 & 1pm)
• 3rd stop @ RANDOM STOP (IDEAs): MARINA, or outside Calico Coffeehouse or Waverley Lib.) (btw. 1:30 & 2 pm)
• 4th stop @ LU RADIO 102.7 FM – “BETTY HOWLS” with HOST LISA FERRIS (listen in! between 2:30 & 3pm) LINK: http://www.luradio.ca/listen/