It’s a trick. There’s no math tonight. Join us on the last Thursday of Spocktober for Nerd Nite!

When: October 27, 2022, at 7:30 pm

(doors & bar open at 7:00 and the Fringe Grounds Cafe is open until 8:00!)

Where: Backstage Theatre at Fringe Theatre Adventures

ATB Financial Arts Barns building, 10330 84 Ave NW, Edmonton

How much: $25

Featuring new guest DJ: Galloway Hiatt aka DJ Good Times from VIBES Music Festival

Julia Rose: How To Publish Your Personal Writing Without Fear

Writing is hard. Not writing and expressing yourself when you want to is even harder. If you aspire to cut the BS and get out of your own way, secretly hope you’re a writer, and have a book idea inside of you, this talk is for you!

Julia Rose is a writer, poet, dancer, and entrepreneur. She founded Hello, Writer in 2020 – a writing program for women and non-binary folks who are dying to express themselves through writing and need the skills, confidence, and accountability to press PUBLISH. She’s new to Edmonton and lives in Old Strathcona. She will gladly go for coffee with you on Whyte Ave.

Twitter: @juliarosewrites | Instagram: @juliarosewrites

Nisha Patel: Why Don’t You Write About It

Portrait of Nisha Patel

“Why Don’t You Write About It” highlights the ways in which Nisha feels drawn to poetry as her medium of communicating her stories with the world and speaks to the transformational quality that writing has had on her life and artistic practice.

Nisha Patel is an award-winning disabled queer spoken word poet & multimedia artist. She was the City of Edmonton’s 8th Poet Laureate and is a Canadian Poetry Slam Champion. Her debut poetry collection, COCONUT is out now.

Instagram: @anothernisha | Twitter: @anothernisha

Rochelle Ignacio: Finding Identity and Opportunity in Community

Community organizing can be challenging to navigate as a newcomer community member but it’s also a beautiful space to co-create with like-minded individuals. One community market changed it all. If you’re curious about social entrepreneurship this talk is for you.

Rochelle Ignacio is an award-winning community organizer and equity, diversity and inclusion professional. She is a social entrepreneur who manages Black Owned Market Edmonton which kick-started her entrepreneurial spirit to later create Black Owned Makers, all while balancing a full-time job and active social life.

Instagram: @bom.yeg