18th October, 2015

SHANE KOYCZAN

Clarke Theatre
33700 Prentis Ave.
Mission, BC
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DOORS
7:00 PM
SHOW
7:30 PM


PRESS RELEASE

“SILENCE IS A SONG I KNOW ALL THE WORDS TO” TOUR

SHANE KOYCZAN

Sunday, October 18 at the Clarke Theatre in Mission. Tickets are $25.00
(Plus Facility Fee & Service Charges) available at all Ticketmaster locations.
Charge by phone at 1-885-985-5000 or online at www.ticketmaster.ca.

Rock.It Boy Entertainment proudly presents SHANE KOYCZAN on Sunday, October 18 at the Clarke Theatre, 33700 Prentis Avenue, Mission. Tickets are $25.00 (Plus Facility Fee & Service Charges) available at all Ticketmaster locations. Charge by phone at 1-885-985-5000 or online at www.ticketmaster.ca.

An award-winning poet, author and performer, SHANE KOYCZAN is as relevant to our times as Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen were to theirs. In a world where poets rarely infiltrate pop culture, Shane emerges atop a new wave of 21st century poetry that dares to belong to the people and speak directly to them in their own voice. With his rhythmic verse in high gear, he navigates his audience through social and political territory with a furious honesty and a tender humanity.

A writer and spoken word virtuoso, Koyczan gained global recognition when his influential, anti-bullying, “To This Day Project” video went viral in 2013. He shines a light into the bleak world behind some of the most incomprehensible acts in our culture, but also showcases the healing power of love. Among his publications are “Visiting Hours”, “Stickboy” and “Our Deathbeds will be Thirsty”, which features the piece, “To This Day”, a poem about bullying made into a video by collaborating animators and released to acknowledge anti-bullying day.

SHANE KOYCZAN is a truly extraordinary talent that has blown the dust off of the designation “poet”. His first published collection, “Visiting Hours”, was the only work of poetry selected by both the Guardian and the Globe and Mail for their Best Books of the Year (2005). Shane performed the piece “We Are More” at the Opening Ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympics. “Stickboy” continues to be hailed by teachers, academics, and mental health experts alike for its deft handling of the subject of bullying. Sir Ken Robinson has listed Shane’s presentation at TED Talks as one of his top ten talks on education. In addition he received 5 star reviews for his performance at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (2012) and the video, “Instructions for a Bad Day”, was showcased at the Vancouver International Film Festival (2012). Koyczan is also Winner of the US Slam Poetry Championship and the Canadian Spoken Word Olympics.

For more information about SHANE KOYCZAN visit: www.shanekoyczan.com

Rock.It Boy Entertainment proudly present SHANE KOYCZAN on Sunday, October 18 at the Clarke Theatre, 33700 Prentis Avenue, Mission. Tickets are $25.00 (Plus Facility Fee & Service Charges) available at all Ticketmaster locations. Charge by phone at 1-885-985-5000 or online at www.ticketmaster.ca. Doors 7:00PM. Show 7:30PM.

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