Edge of the City #93 • A tale of two festivals by No More Radio published on 2013/11/05 04:43:32 +0000 It wouldn't be Montreal if there weren't any festivals happening, and this week there just so happens to be two! The first incarnation of Solos begins on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at MainLine Theatre. A festival celebrating the wonders of solo show creation, Solos features eight shows, four in English, and four in French. We get the chance to catch up with two old friends, Al Lafrance, who's a co-founder of Solos, and Kirsten Rasmussen who's premiering her new show, UnLOVEable at the Festival. You can find all about the festival, including ticket info, at www.solosfestival.com. Poet Moe Clark is the Artistic Director of this year's Canadian Festival of Spoken Word. The roving festival celebrates its 10th year in Montreal. It's the first time that Montreal hosts the festival, and it's also the first time the festival will be bilingual. Moe and local poet Ian Ferrier had a chance to talk about the festival and what you can expect this year. The Canadian Festival of Spoken Word is happening all week long, with a slew of great activities and shows. You can find out more at www.cfsw.ca. This week's podcast features music from Brie Nielson and Her Othermen, and Ira Lee.