You may have heard the name ‘Red Words’ around here and there recently so let me make it official!
Recently a new promotion was founded and it is called RED WORDS!
Red Words is a new production company made up of Ruthanne Edward and myself.
Red Words will be our umbrella organization that we use for any of our various artistic endeavours. This will have no bearing on the Capital Slam shows which are still put on by the Capital Poetry Collective. (I am the Slam Master for Capital Slam and Ruthanne is the Volunteer Coordinator.)
Once Upon A Slam is Ottawa’s first Story Slam that started as a Ruthanne Edward production (with support from Ottawa Story Tellers) and is now a full Red Words Production! Ruthanne is the Slam Master, booker, show co-ordinator, sometime host and generally the brains behind the operation. I help her out where needed and provide the ambiance as I pretend to be an actual DJ, while also operating as scorekeeper.
Expect to see more Red Words projects in the coming months… including a foray into publishing!