Wise Words from Festival headliner Shane Koyczan

Wise Words is delighted to welcome Shane Koyczan, best known for opening the Canadian Winter Olympics and his spoken word video To This Day that has reached 20 million views.

The Wise Words Festival will be the first stop on his European tour.

Shane Koyczan, a new set of lungs in a world that has forgotten how to breathe and a tour de force in the poetry world. Shane has rocked the globe with his viral video To This Day – an anti-bullying poem about his own experience of growing up in a society that is unforgiving of anyone that could be considered ‘different’.

Shane’s poetry is a voice for the voiceless, funny, and deeply sad. Shane leads his audience through social and political territory with a ferocious honesty and a humanity that has brought audiences to their feet in New York, London, Edinburgh, Sydney, Stockholm and LA to name a few.

Lemn Sissay was so excited when we told him that Shane was coming that he asked if he could introduce him! This is your chance to see Lemn and Shane share our small stage!