CGAS RISER Found Festival

Summer… After the Before Times

Poetry Tickets


  • July 07, 09:00 pm–10:00 pm

A Found Festival Poetry Showcase
curated by Ryan “Some Sum” Summers
Runtime: 75 minutes
Venue: The Foundry Room

Join our crew of gifted poets and prominent thinkers for a Spoken Word Showcase centred around Femme, Queer, and BIPOC voices. 

This conversation will involve views, feelings, emotions and learnings surrounding the changes and trajectories unfolding around us and through us in today’s ‘new normal’. 

Joy Love
Holly Leblanc
Shima “Dwennimen” Robinson
Zoii Topia


Join us at 9:00pm on Thursday, July 7th at the Foundry Room on Whyte Ave. This venue is accessible via staircase, and there is no elevator access.

This Poetry Showcase is an uncensored event, and may contain sensitive content or mature themes.

Tickets can be purchased now and will be available at the door if capacity permits. Admission is Offer-What-You-Will with low- and no-cost tickets available.

Click here for a Google Maps Pin to the venue!

NOTE: 5% of all Found 2022 ticket sales, and 5% of all donations made to Common Ground Arts Society until July 10, will be donated to the Indian Residential School Survivors Society.


Masking is mandatory for all indoor festival events.

We find ourselves in Amiskwaciwâskahikan (ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ) on Treaty 6 territory, traditional lands of the Cree, Nakota, Blackfoot, Dene, Saulteaux, Metis, and other indigenous peoples who have made this place home long before we settled here. For thousands of years, people have gathered here to share in story, community, and creative exchange.

We find ourselves thankful: thankful to play a small part in that long-standing tradition, a tradition carried on the shoulders of so many creators, builders, dreamers, agitators, and makers who came before us, and who will come long after us.

We find ourselves inspired: inspired by an evolving community of artists who passionately spark the magic that manifests when we surrender ourselves to the long summer days of this northern place.

We find ourselves grateful: grateful to everyone who rallies around this tiny but mighty Festival — the artists, the volunteers, the staff, the audience, the board, the mentors, the partners and sponsors, the funders, the believers. Found Festival exists because of you.