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Brendan McLeod

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 Holy Guacamole! (It’s a Poetry Show) – Virtual or In-person workshop

Holy Guacamole, it’s a Poetry Show! is a kinetic feast of words and song for students K-7. Written by former Canadian SLAM champ and award-winning musician Brendan McLeod, it offers students the opportunity to revel in the thrill of word play while grounding the fun with practical lessons about rhythm and figurative language. Featuring a dinosaur rap, songs about planets and pets, hilarious haikus, and poems about everything from climate change to the lettuce in your lunch box, the show delivers content that’s both entertaining for the ears and challenging for the mind. Accompanying himself on banjo, guitar, and ukulele, Brendan brings over fifteen years of school touring experience to his first show geared at primary schools.

Available for the 2022/2023 season!

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Booking Details

School Virtual Workshop Fee: $730+HST
Audience Size: 500
Format: Live

School In-Person Workshop Fee: $975+HST
Audience Size: 300

Grades: K – 6
Language: English

About Brendan McLeod

Brendan McLeod is a writer, theatre artist, and musician. He’s the author of one novel, one poetry collection, and five theatre shows — including his award-winning piece on consciousness Brain, and his most recent work, Ridge, named a top 10 arts event of 2020 by The Globe & Mail. He is the founder of The Fugitives, a folk group signed to Borealis Records, that tours internationally and have been nominated for multiple Canadian Folk Music and Western Canadian Music Awards, including Best Songwriter, Best Roots Group, and Best Vocal Group. He was the 2012 Poet of Honor at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word and the 2015 Poet of Honour at the Victoria Spoken Word Festival. He’s taught spoken word at Langara College, and is an active arts educator with a variety of organizations, including: Wordplay, Prologue, and the Vancouver Biennale. He has an MA in Philosophy from the University of Waterloo.