The Secret Garden, Stour Street CT1 2NR
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 18 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.
Shane will be introduced by Lemn Sissay, Alex Vellis and Maggie Akintayo