Turner’s Spoken Word and Storytelling

The Jeff Turner Entertainment Group represents writers for Literary Events including Writer’s Festivals and Spoken Word/Storytelling Events

Our roster includes poets, comics, novelists, playwrights, storytellers and musicians.
Charlie Demers
High Brow & Low Brow with Ease
By combining political humour that's never shrill or self-righteous with broader jokes that are never thoughtless, Charlie is equally well-received whether delivering jokes in a sports bar or emceeing a gala for the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.  Not many people have both on their resume. read more...
Ivan E. Coyote
A natural-born Storyteller
An award-winning author of eleven books, the creator of four short films, and has released three albums that combine storytelling with music. Ivan is a seasoned stage performer and long-time road dog, and over the last twenty years has become an audience favourite at storytelling, writer’s, film, poetry, and folk music festivals from Anchorage to Amsterdam.read more...
Brendan McLeod
Writer, Storyteller and Musician
Award-winning novelist and former Canadian poetry SLAM champ

Brendan McLeod is a Canadian writer, spoken word artist, and musician. He is the author of one novel, The Convictions of Leonard McKinley, a one woman play, The Big Oops, and two monologues, the most recent of which is his award-winning piece on consciousness Brain.

"Brain" maps Brendan’s experiences with obsessive compulsive disorder – from a teenager struggling to understand his obsessions to an adult battling psychosis. A nuanced journey through the nature of thought, and an optimistic exploration of the importance of friendship, "Brain" is an upbeat, intense comedy about what it’s like to lose your mind. read more...
The Fugitives
Straddling the line between songwriting and poetry
The Fugitives are a group of poets and musicians from Vancouver, Canada. The quartet features novelist/musician and former Canadian SLAM poetry champion Brendan McLeod and writer/musician Adrian Glynn, recently nominated for Emerging Artist of the Year at the Canadian Independent Music Awards. Together, they create "a hypnotic and swirling mix of voice and music that straddles the line between traditional songwriting and poetry" read more...
Dave Bidini
Musician, author, raconteur, agent provocateur
Dave Bidini is likely best known as one of the founding members of the Rheostatics. Since the band′s separation in 2007 he is now known as the only Canadian to be nominated for a Juno, Gemini, and Genie Award, as well as the country’s national book contest, Canada Reads, for his legendary "On A Cold Road."

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