Sunday, 23 April 2017
Introducing Spoken Word Artist Danielle Altrogge - fellow participant in the Banff Spoken Word Programme
Danielle Altrogge is a landlocked mermaid, spoken word poet, and community organizer from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She represented Saskatoon on the 2013 and 2015 Saskatoon Slam Teams, the latter of which won the championship for the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word. Danielle was one of the writers and producers for the Saskatoon based 2015 poetry-theatre hybrid project Our Four Walls, which was nominated for Best Original Script at the Saskatoon and Area Theatre Awards. She believes in anti-oppression work, her mother, and magic. Danielle is the current Executive Director of Tonight it’s Poetry in Saskatoon and the co-chair of communications for Spoken Word Canada’s Board of Directors. Her work has been published in oratorealis, untethered, Folklore, and isms Magazine. She has performed in venues across Canada. She is currently finishing her MFA in Writing at the University of Saskatchewan.