Spoken Word Poetry
Spoken word poetry combines my love of words and voice into short five minute bursts of expressive and sometimes (though not always) rhyming, stories and rants.
Between the Lines
This is my love letter to every creative out there, and a request that we start supporting one another in our dreams.
On Falling: Some Safety Considerations
A somewhat neurotic love poem about my attempt to capture glitter, and hold onto it forever.
After jumping into a lake rumoured to have no bottom, I was bitten by an imaginary monster so hard I started to bleed.
Growth has always felt creative to me, involving (for lack of a better word) a magical interchange between surrender and decision. There is a lot more to growth than just following a list.
This portion of the blog features my introspective writings about my own experiences with growth, creativity, death of self, love, hate, fear, and desire.
I post a new reflection once a month (this adjustment in their frequency was put in place in January 2017 to allow myself adequate time for reflection, and in order to respect the integrity of this very personal project).
My name is Christine Bissonnette, and I’m a spoken word poet and children’s entertainer living in Vancouver, BC (I’m originally from Sackville, Nova Scotia).
I received my bachelor’s degree in theatre and creative writing from UNB, and have since trained extensively in voice and performance with coaches Mark Downey, Ben Ratner, and Gayle Murphy (amongst others).
I volunteer with several different organizations. I facilitate one-on-one spoken word workshops for adults with cognitive disabilities through Kudoz. I’m a member of the core production team for Interesting Vancouver’s 10th anniversary, and also volunteer as one of the field trip organizers for Creative Mornings.
In July, I will be commencing the first in an intensive and embodied series in breath, spanning the next 3+ years — at the end of this period of study, I’ll be certified as a breath practitioner.
If you’d like to get in touch with me, please go to my contact page.
Find me elsewhere on the web:
- Interviews With Creatives
From June 2014 to January 2016 I sat down with over 50 creatives from Canada and the US to talk to them about their intimate experiences with creativity, fear, and desire.
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