RC Weslowski is a multi talented performer who loves to walk between worlds to see what the ghost dragged in. RC wears many masks including poet, clown, storyteller, playwright, broadcaster, voice actor, coach and educator. Over the past 15 years he has toured North America, The United Kingdom and other parts of Europe including many spoken word, poetry and music festivals. RC wants to give you your emotional damage deposit back.
RC Weslowski is a spoken word poet and storyteller, a clown performer, a playwright, workshop facilitator, event MC and a professional voice over artist. RC has performed at poetry and spoken word festivals around North America and Europe doing featuring presentations and leading performance/writing workshops.
RC Weslowski is the 2016 Sheri-D Wilson Golden Beret award winner for excellence and innovation in spoken word. He’s a 2 time World Cup of Poetry Slam Finalist, A Canadian Individual Poetry Slam Champion, A Canadian Festival of Spoken Word Haiku Champion, A CFSW Underground Indie Champion, A CFSW Team Slam Champion, an NPS Haiku Death Match Runner Up, an NPS Team Slam Finalist and COACH of the 2014 Vancouver Youth Slam Team national champions.
RC is also a spoken word workshop facilitator and has been part of the faculty at the Banff Centre Spoken Word Program and led workshops at the Tucson Poetry Festival, Winnipeg Spoken Word Festival, The Victoria Spoken Word Festival, The Canadian Festival of Spoken Word and Hullabaloo: The BC Youth Poetry Slam Championships. RC is also part of the Vancouver Poetry House WORDPLAY-Poets in Schools program.
RC is the founder Mashed Poetics-a quarterly music and spoken word mash up show which has been running for over a decade in Vancouver. Mashed Poetics has been a featured program at the Verses Festival of Words and The Candian Festival of Spoken Word. RC curates the show with MP Musical Coordinator, Trevana Spilchen.
RC has toured and performed at various Canadian Fringe Theatre Festivals touring one person spoken word/clown hybrid performances which have both enthralled, infuriated and inspired audiences across the country.
RC also performed his solo clown/spoken word show, the Cruelest Phone Book in the World at the inaugural INJEST Clown Festival in Vancouver and the 2014 Victoria Spoken Word Festival.
RC has hosted numerous events from the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word Finals to weddings and various poetry readings across Canada. As a voice over artist RC has voiced everything from documentaries to commercials including the last two national concert tour spots for Blue Rodeo.
What Others are Saying about RC
“RC Weslowski is a dynamic and veteran voice on the Canadian spoken word poetry scene. His poetry and performances continue to encourage the spoken word community to push the boundaries of this art form. I have found bravery and inspiration from witnessing RC’s work and am grateful for any chance I get to work and learn from him.”
~ Mary Pinkoski, Poet Laureate of Edmonton
“RC Weslowski twists your perception, tangling words and sounds to playfully break open your worldview and lodge a piece of wisdom in your heart forever.” “He’s the only artist I’ve ever seen people walk out on and give a standing ovation for the same performance. His work demands an emotional response.”
~ Missie Peters, Executive Director, Victoria Spoken Word Festival and creator of the hit Fringe Theatre show “Where’s My Flying Car?”
“RC Weslowski is a spoken word poetry and performance wizard, able to blend emotion, theory and idea together in a way that creates language magic, which he then uses to make the world a kinder, more loving place . He is a master of surrealist poetry, a big hearted human, and the work he has done in creating a space for youth poets to also express their truest selves in this country is a thing of pure beauty. I am indebted to his friendship, his wisdom and all around brilliance.”
~ Ikenna ‘OpenSecret’ Onyegbula, 2014 World Poetry Slam Champion
“RC Weslowski is one of the most entertaining and challenging slammers out there. Challenging, not because he is a purveyor of hard truths per se but because he is a purveyor of THE hard truth that experimentation is the oxygen which all great art breathes. And entertaining because he could push the Mona Lisa all the way into gales of uproarious laughter. Don’t miss this monster.”
~ Matthew Conley, Executive Director, Tucson Poetry Festival
“RC takes audiences to places they never knew existed, places they never wanted to go in the first place but then never want to leave. His poetry is not from this planet, RC is an alien life-force blessing earth with his incredible talent. He is able to weave obscure images, beautiful prose with belly-rumbling humour. When poets grow up, they want to be like RC.”
~ Ian Keteku, 2010 World Poetry Slam Champion