You are viewing the StAnza Poetry Festival 2005-2014 archive
For the current festival site, go to

StAnza International Poetry Festival

Participants: John Akpata

John Akpata(Photo: Naomi Kauffeidt)

John Akpata is a spoken word artist based in Ottawa, Canada. He has been performing for over seven years, and has emerged into the world scene. He was named as Best Poet in Ottawa in 2005 and in 2006 he represented Canada on an international slam tour. A winner of various awards and competitions, John is also a successful recording artist and radio presenter.


StAnza 2010 Events:

Sat 20 March | Poetry Centre Stage
Reading: Linton Kwesi Johnson, John Akpata
The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Auditorium

Sun 21 March | Poetry Breakfast
John Akpata, Gerry Loose, Rob A. Mackenzie & Alistair Noon discuss Poetry Beyond the Page
The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Studio Theatre

All images are copyright © StAnza or individual named photographers. Please do not use without permission.