Brunch Beats

As we come to the end of our 20th anniversary and close this year’s festival, we want to invite you to join us for a morning of art, coffee, and good brunch vibes.

Acclaimed spoken word poet Zoey Roy will be leading the Paprika community through an at-home spoken word workshop, providing prompts to get us thinking about future art practices and trying out spoken word as a means of self expression. Join us as we feel all the feelings about the festival, imagining the future of independent theatre creation. Maybe your piece will be the seed of a project to be presented at #Paprika25 or even #Paprika50!

All skill levels are welcome and we encourage you to find freedom in the simple act of creating something new.

Sunday, June 13 at 11:00am EDT

Zoey Roy

Zoey Roy is an accomplished spoken word poet with a passion for education and music. She is Nehiyaw-Dené Métis with roots from Black Lake Denesuline Nation and Green Lake and she is a proud member of Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation.

While studying for her PhD in Education, she maintains an independent practice as a creative consultant and community based artist and educator. Her autonomy in education is important to her and she seeks to be rooted in praxis as a method of decolonial engagement. She is anti-
colonial and is passionate about finding solutions for system change – particularly within education, child welfare and justice. Zoey is a collaborator and seeks to find meaning through intentional relationships. She’s concluded that many of her thoughts are for entertainment purposes only so she finds great joy in writing poetry for pleasure. She’s happy to share these thoughts and stuff with the world. She might recite you a poem if you ask her.

At the heart of her work, Zoey seeks to provide entry points for the next wave of Indigenous youth to find spaces they belong. Within her lived experience, she has found tragedy and healing and she is more than willing to share these pathways to healing with you.

Zoey Roy