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Penticton poet seeks animators

Penticton poet and writer Shane Koyczan is seeking animators for his latest work “To This Day."

“To This Day” is a spoken word poem written by Koyczan that explores the profound and lasting impact that bullying can have on an individual.

“My experiences with violence in schools still echo throughout my life but standing to face the problem has helped me in some immeasurable ways,” Koyczan has said of the project.

To get involved submit your email address to [email protected] before Jan. 10, and a 20 second audio excerpt of the piece will be sent out.

Animators and motion artists can then let Koyczan know what they have in mind for the 20 seconds in the form of a mood board written description or image by Jan. 20.

The next step is to create the animation by Feb. 10 and send it in.

Koyczan grew up in Penticton and presented a variation of his earlier work "We Are More" at the opening ceremony of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

He has published two books, "Visiting Hours" and "Stickboy."

For more information on his latest project click here

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