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The Golden Beret Award

The 2009 recipient of the soon-to-be-prestigious Golden Beret Award is Toronto’s
Lillian Allen!

One of Dub’s originals, we are pleased to honor Lillian Allen for her immense impact and profound influence both on Dub and the genre of Spoken Word.  We will present the award and you will have the opportunity to see Lillian perform at Big Bang Poetry & Music on April 04, 2009 - 8:00 PM at the Central Library’s John Dutton Theatre (616 Macleod Trail SE). 

The Golden Beret Award is presented to a Canadian Spoken Word artist who has made significant, lifelong contributions both to the Spoken Word genre and to the growth & development of their communities. The jury evaluated candidates based on the originality of creative process, mastery of genre (in writing & performance), innovation, use of technologies, and contributions to community.

Previous Recipients
2008 – Sarah Murphy (Calgary, AB)
2007 – Murdoch Burnett (Comox, BC)

 2009 JURY
Ian Ferrier, Sean McGarragle, Sarah Murphy, Sheri-D Wilson




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