ONWA held another Poetry Night yesterday and once again I was lucky enough to photograph it. I covered the last one and I was super excited to shoot this latest one as well. For those of you don’t know, Poetry Night at ONWA is held to raise awareness of Violence Against Women in support of the United Nations International Day of Elimination of Violence Against Women.
It was an evening of poetry, prose and spoken word. The amazing Robin Ranger and his band played music throughout the night which was great. Along with the some guest speakers and poets, the final part of the evening allowed anyone interested to participate in an open mic. I was so impressed with the amount of talent from the people in attendance. It was an even better turnout then last year.
Poetry Night represents an extremely important cause, not just in Thunder Bay but across Canada and the rest of the world. If you would like to learn more about it, I encourage to head on over to ONWA’s website or Facebook page.