Join Megaphone on Monday, May 31st from 7-8 p.m. and go INSIDE: for our online livestream watch party featuring gifted writers reading their work published in this year's edition of Voices of the Street!
The theme of the 2021 Voices of the Street — inspired by a difficult year with COVID-19 — is INSIDE We Are All The Same.
Writers looked deep within themselves and their community, coming up to the surface with some beautiful, moving and powerful pieces that offer insight into their lives.
Our writers are excited to join you INSIDE for Megaphone's first online reading watch party!
During the event, live MCs host the show as they present five writers reading their pieces and an interview with one of the community photographers whose photos were featured in the publication.
We know that many of you may be feeling the zoom/online event fatigue. So we've created an event that allows for you to engage to whatever your comfort and energy level is that evening.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
From 6:45-7PM you are welcome to come early to mingle with our vendors, staff and readers!
At 7PM the program will start and everyone will be muted. You are not required to be seen or heard; just your eyes, ears and heart are needed to participate as we listen to our fabulous MC's lead us through the powerful performances of our readers.
There will be a comment bar where you can send love to the readers as the event unfolds... AND enter a raffle draw for an awesome prize!
When the program ends at 8PM, there will be a time to unmute and mingle again (if you wish) and congratulate the readers on their performances.
At the end of the watch party, we will also be launching the Voices of the Street interactive map, which complements the Voices of the Street publication. Users can continue watching readings from other writers in the anthology on their own time, as well as go back to the five readers from the watch party to see them again.
The event link will be emailed to you closer to the event date.
Tickets are by donation. All proceeds made from ticket sales will go directly to low-income writers and readers in the evening's event. (Please note that ticket sales are not tax-receiptable)
More about Voices of the Street:
Voices of the Street is Megaphone's annual literary anthology that champions writers with lived experience of poverty, homelessness, incarceration, substance use and/or mental and physical illness. New this year, the anthology features the work of three community photographers to complement the writers' poetry and prose.
You can purchase the beautiful, full-colour copy from a vendor near you find.megaphonemagazine.com