Prismatic Arts Festival

Shauntay Grant

Shauntay Grant

September 21 | Noon - 2pm, September 22 | Noon - 2pm and 6pm - 8pm
Bus Stop Theatre

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ShauntayGrant2Presented by Onelight Theatre

Shauntay Grant is a writer and storyteller from Halifax, Nova Scotia. A descendant of Black Loyalists, Jamaican Maroons, and Black Refugees who came to Canada – Shauntay’s love of language stretches back to her storytelling roots in Nova Scotia’s historic black communities.

She is a multidisciplinary artist with professional degrees and training in creative writing, music, and theatre, and her home grown artistic practice embraces African Nova Scotian folk tradition as well as contemporary approaches to literature and performance.

ShauntayGrant1As Halifax’s third Poet Laureate (2009-11), Shauntay organized Canada’s first national gathering of Canadian Poets Laureate. She is one of four Canadian authors selected by the Writers’ Trust of Canada for its prestigious Berton House Writers Retreat in 2016. Her awards and honours include a Best Atlantic-Published Book prize from the Atlantic Book Awards, a Poet of Honour prize from Spoken Word Canada, and a Joseph S. Stauffer Prize in Writing and Publishing from the Canada Council for the Arts.

Prismatic is excited to bring Shauntay Grant’s original and thought-provoking performance art piece to the national stage.

Shauntay Grant’s WORD – 12 performances: 8 minutes & 1 audience member per performance (RSVP to ensure you get a spot).

Shauntay Grant’s Website