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Shane Koyczan, an internationally acclaimed slam poet, will perform at Okanagan College this month as part of his Coming Home tour.
Koyczan, an Okanagan University College alumnus from the Creative Writing program, will perform at the Kelowna Campus on Tuesday, March 14 at 7 p.m. in the Lecture Theatre. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at the Okanagan College Student Union office in Room H125, Health Building.
The award-winning poet will also perform at the Penticton Campus Lecture Theatre on Wednesday, March 15. Tickets are free for students; $5 for faculty and members of the community and available at the Okanagan College Student Union office.
Koyczan is the winner of the Leonard Cohen Award for Best Song, the James Elroy Award for Best Voice and the W.B. Yeats Award for Best Poem, all while working in a video store to support his writing habit. He has performed with such notables as Maya Angelou, Quincy Troupe, Utah Phillips, sage francis and has opened for Ani Difranco, Spearhead and Saul Williams.
The events are sponsored by the Okanagan College Student Union, Local 53 Canadian Federation of Students (CFS). For more information, call (250) 762-5445 Ext. 4535.