Saul Williams Masterclass
"Williams has been breaking ground since his debut album, Amethyst Rock Star, was released in 2001. After gaining global fame for his poetry and writings at the turn of the century, Williams has performed in over 30 countries and read in over 300 universities, with invitations that have spanned from the White House, the Sydney Opera House, Lincoln Center, The Louvre, The Getty Center, Queen Elizabeth Hall, to countless villages, townships, community centers, and prisons across the world.
His most recent work is Martyr Loser King (2016). "Written and recorded between Senegal, Reunion Island, Paris, Haiti, and New Orleans and New York, Martyr Loser King is a multimedia project that engages the digital dialogue between the 1st and 3rd Worlds, and the global street sounds that yoke the two."
Other works: US(a.) (2015), The Dead Emcee Scrolls (2006), Said the Shotgun to the Head (2003). (saulwilliams.com)
We are honoured to host him as one of our performers and facilitators in this years Verses Festival of Words.
$40 Advance Available here on Paper Tickets; $50 At Door. Cash only. There is an ATM in the lounge downstairs.
All Ages workshop.
Masterclasses are not included in Festival Passes.
Accessibility Info for Wise Hall:
Youll note on arrival a set of railed stairs leading into the Hall. The wheelchair accessible entrance is around back. For certain events there will be someone posted at the door throughout the event and/or a bell system will be rigged up to ensure no one has to wait out there to be let in. If this has not been clarified by organizers already, please consider contacting them for details.
Once inside, youll find a spacious wood-floored hall, open concept, tables and chairs set up throughout. The stage (accessible only via stairs) is to your left, and the washrooms towards the back of the hall. The washrooms are currently gendered, but sometimes will be marked gender neutral. There are two sets of washrooms. The one to the left of the bar is currently marked men is on the same level and is now wheelchair accessible, with 2 urinals and one wheelchair access stall and one non-wheelchair access stall. The one to the right of the bar, currently marked women, is wheelchair accessible with no urinals and one additional stall.
*update as of June 2013
Read the Radical Accessibility Mapping Projects WISE Hall overview or complete audit.
2013: please note that a new, wheelchair accessible men's bathroom has been created. The finishing touches are still being added, and the door has been adjusted to more easily fit wheelchair/scooter users, but overall the space is great.
The WISE Hall (View)
1882 Adanac St.
Vancouver, BC V5L 4E5
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|