To celebrate the international influence of Shakespeare, during the year of the 400th anniversary of his death, we invited international poet and facilitator, Deanna Rodger to Vancouver Writers Fest and IFOA in Toronto to host workshops with local emerging spoken word poets. Taking Shakespeare’s sonnets as inspiration, the workshops explored how sonnets can be utilized by contemporary voices in fresh and unexpected ways to talk about our lives today.

For more information on Deanna's work across the globe, click here to visit her website.