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 NEW!

SHANE KOYCZAN ANNOUNCES SILENCE IS A SONG I KNOW ALL THE WORDS TO 

INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED SPOKEN WORD ARTIST, POET & AUTHOR RELEASES NEW ALBUM + GRAPHIC NOVEL TODAY

SPRING 2015 NATIONAL TOUR DATES NOW ANNOUNCED

TO THIS DAY BOOK OUT SEPTEMBER 30 

September 15, 2014

Recorded with Cayne McKenzie (We Are The City) and Hannah Epperson and mixed by Aidan Knight, Silence Is A Song I Know All The Words To is the latest chapter in the story of internationally acclaimed artist Shane Koyczan. It is available today along with the companion piece graphic novel of the same name. 

Also out today is the video for album track “Troll”, featuring the artwork of Gareth Gaudin who also illustrated the graphic novel. “Troll” is dedicated to all of those who have lost  friends or family through online abuse.

“It's sad to think that we live in a world where so many are careless with their words, or still do not realize that the things they say have weight. Hiding behind invented identities doesn't free anyone to behave inhumanly... any more than wearing a mask grants someone the right to impose physical abuse on another. I've received thousands of letters asking me to address this issue, and have been very reluctant to speak up because I didn't want to draw the attention to myself. I then remembered being in school, and the pattern of silence that gave others quiet permission to continue torturing myself and others. We live in a society that asks us to keep quiet... to allow the world to spin unimpeded. Our silence is a commercial for a peace that will never be achieved unless we do speak up... unless we stand in the way of fear and hate showing others that there is a path that leads away from tyranny. We choose who we allow into our lives... we can choose who to evict.”

Shane Koyczan is also pleased to announce 2015 tour dates commencing March 21. They will include performances in Victoria, Vancouver, Nelson, Edmonton,Saskatoon, Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary, Regina, Winnipeg, London, Waterloo, Montreal, Halifax and more. In the meantime the BC based artist will be a guest on David Suzuki’s Blue Dot Tour in October. 

Shane then returns to home for a very special art exhibit Stickboy at Ayden Gallery on October 17, which runs to November 9, 2014. This exhibition will showcase 50 visual artists responding to the theme of bullying explored in Shane's novel Stickboy.  This event kicks off Vancouver Opera’s production of Stickboy by composer Neil Weisensel and with Shane as Librettist. This visually stunning world premiere is an adaptation of Stickboy which will feature visuals designed and animated by Giant Ant. The Opera premieres at the Vancouver Playhouse on Oct 23 – Nov 7th.

In 2013, Shane Koyczan collaborated with Giant Ant studios and more than 80 animators to create the anti-bullying viral video success To This Day, which has had more than 13 million YouTube views. He performed a customized version of To This Day “For the Bullied and the Beautiful” at the 2013 International TED Conference in Long Beach, California and now this extraordinary work has been adapted into an equally moving and visually arresting book. Thirty international artists, as diverse as they are talented, have been inspired to create exceptional art to accompany To This Day. Each page is a vibrant collage of images, colors and words that will resonate powerfully with anyone who has experienced bullying themselves, whether as a victim, observer, or participant.

Born of Shane’s own experiences of being bullied as a child, To This Day expresses the profound and lasting effect of bullying on an individual, while affirming the strength and inner resources that allow people to move beyond the experience. A heartfelt preface and afterword, along with resources for kids affected by bullying, make this book an invaluable centerpiece of the anti-bullying movement. To This Day comes out on September 30.

 

'Stickboy' An Art Exhibition at the Ayden Gallery, Vancouver

A new art exhibition is coming to the , featuring work inspired by Shane's novel in verse, 'Stickboy'. This show is in association with Vancouver Opera and will feature some incredible artistic talent whose work will focus on the subject of bullying. Shane will be in attendance on opening night, October 17th.  

Now’s your chance to win one of three sets of tickets to a Blue Dot Tour event near you.

Each winner receives:

  • Two tickets to the Blue Dot Tour event in the community closest to you
  • Backstage passes to meet David Suzuki
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It’s simple to enter and easy to share.  Earn bonus entries for sharing widely with your network.

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So if you haven’t picked up tickets yet, or if you’re just dying to get backstage, here’s your chance!

Shane Koyczan's full catalogue of books are now available on Ebook format, for Itunes, Kindle and Kobo editions. Available for purchase and download through Shane Koyczan Official Webstore

Shane Koyczan's full catalogue of books are now available on Ebook format, for Itunes, Kindle and Kobo editions. Available for purchase and download through Shane Koyczan Official Webstore

VANCOUVER OPERA: STICKBOY UPDATE

NEW! For the first time ever, VO is making available a limited number of $19 seats at each performance of Stickboy (except the October 29 Under-19 school matinee performance*) for people under the age of 19. They are available now from the VO Ticket Centre, 604-683-0222. (Not available online.)

Get OUT (Opera Under 35)

VO continues its popular Get OUT! (Opera under 35) Program: a limited number of selected $35 seats will be available to people age 19-34 for all performances (except the October 29 Under-19 school matinee*). These are available now, exclusively by phone 604-683-0222 or in person at the VO Ticket Centre, 1945 Mclean Drive, Vancouver. (No online sales for Stickboy Get OUT tickets.)

 U-19 and  Get OUT tickets must be picked up at the VO Ticket Centre or at the theatre. Valid photo I.D. required.

*Tickets for the October 29 Under-19 school matinee are available only to school groups by arrangement with VO. For information, call the VO Ticket Centre 604-683-0222.

 Parent Advisory:

Some content might not be suitable for younger audiences. The production includes coarse language and the depiction of violence.

David Suzuki announces national Blue Dot Tour Suzuki to be joined by star-studded lineup including Neil Young, Shane Koyczan, Jim Cuddy, Emily Haines and Jimmy Shaw from Metric, Feist and many others Visit www.bluedot.ca today for dates, line-ups, tickets and VIP experience packages.

David Suzuki announces national Blue Dot Tour

Suzuki to be joined by star-studded lineup including Neil Young,

Shane Koyczan, Jim Cuddy, Emily Haines and Jimmy Shaw from Metric, Feist and many others

Visit www.bluedot.ca today for dates, line-ups, tickets and VIP experience packages.

Vancouver Opera Presents, Shane Koyczan's STICKBOY- October 23, 24, 25, 28, 29 (student matinée), 30, November 1 (matinée), 1 (evening), 4, 5 (matinée), 6, 7, 2014 All performances at the Vancouver Playhouse Evening performances 7:30pm • November 1 matinee 1:30pm, November 5 matinee 2:00pm. Call the VO Ticket Centre at 604-683-0222. Tickets on sale now    Illustration by Olimpia Zagnoli

Vancouver Opera Presents, Shane Koyczan's STICKBOY- October 23, 24, 25, 28, 29 (student matinée), 30, November 1 (matinée), 1 (evening), 4, 5 (matinée), 6, 7, 2014
All performances at the Vancouver Playhouse

Evening performances 7:30pm • November 1 matinee 1:30pm, November 5 matinee 2:00pm.

Call the VO Ticket Centre at 604-683-0222.

Tickets on sale now 
 

Illustration by Olimpia Zagnoli

Okanagan Symphony Orchestra- Spoken word artist, writer and performer, Shane Koyczan joins forces with the OSO in an exploration of words and music that will tantalize and open our imaginations to a world of possibility. @oksymphonyorch 

Okanagan Symphony Orchestra- Spoken word artist, writer and performer, Shane Koyczan joins forces with the OSO in an exploration of words and music that will tantalize and open our imaginations to a world of possibility. @oksymphonyorch 

Kickstarter Campaign- A Bruise On Light- A Bruise On Light will be my 3rd major book of poetry. Don't let the word poetry scare you... it'll be rad. I mention blobfish in it 

Shane Koyczan & the Short Story Long performed at TEDxYouth in SanDiego, November 2013.

Posted to Upworthy January 6th, 2014

Words of encouragement for your inevitable bad day. A compilation of worldwide YouTube content, the crowd-sourced documentary "Life in a Day" by Kevin Macdonald, and local footage by Jon Goodgion. Audio is the spoken word poem "Instructions For a Bad Day" by Shane Koyczan. Rights remain to respective owners.

To This Day named in Vimeo's Top 10 of 2013

Using a poignant poem written and performed by Shane Koyczan as inspiration, Canadian design firm Giant Ant organized a massive Internet collaboration uniting animators the world over as part of the global campaign against bullying. These volunteers each brought their distinct vision to 20 seconds of footage, and the resulting compilation is a wild, cutting-edge collection of styles that are brought together by a strong message — a fitting metaphor for the diversity of individual experiences confronting bullying. (Jason Sondhi)

 More...

  • Take a look at the To This Day educational tool that was created by Shane and the folks at TED Education -  View Page
  • Shane tells The Story of Now at Bonnier GRID in Sweden - View Page