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Live from the Afrikan Resistance!

El Jones, one of Canada’s hardest hitting poets and Halifax’s controversial Poet Laureate, will perform from her new collection of spoken word, Live from the Afrikan Resistance!
When Jan 17, 2015
from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Where Webster's Bookstore Cafe, 133 E Beaver Ave, State College, PA 16801
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Contact Phone 815-863-5911
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El Jones, one of Canada’s hardest hitting poets and Halifax’s controversial Poet Laureate, will perform from her new collection of spoken word, Live from the Afrikan Resistance!

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El will also be speaking on Friday, January 16th at 3:30 p.m.

El Jones

Bio courtesy of Halifax Municipal Website

HRM Poet Laureate, 2013 - 2015El Jones Headshot

El Jones is a spoken word activist and teacher. She was the two-time captain of the back-to-back national championship Halifax slam team in 2007 and 2008. El has performed all over Canada, including at the 10th Anniversary All-Star edition of When Sisters Speak in Toronto. In 2012, she was sponsored by Citizenship and Heritage Canada on a reading tour of Nova Scotia with George Elliott Clarke. Her poetry is particularly committed to political causes and social justice and has worked extensively with organizations around Halifax performing and presenting on issues of social change.  She is dedicated to using poetry in prison outreach and youth engagement, and volunteers twice a week at Centerline Studio on the corner of Uniacke and Gottingen.  El is current artistic director of Word Iz Bond Spoken Word Artist Collective and can be seen performing on the third Thursday of every month at the Company House at 2202 Gottingen Street in Word Iz Bond’s SPEAK! series, one of the oldest continually running spoken word series in Canada. She currently teaches in the African Canadian Transition Program at NSCC and in the Women's Studies program at Acadia. El believes that poetry can empower the powerless and give voice to the voiceless.