Word Iz Bond Spoken Word Artists’ Collective is an organization committed to the promotion of spoken word poetry.
The collective stages a monthly performance series in Halifax dubbed “SPEAK!”, featuring guest artists from home and around the country, as well as a regular open mic performance opportunities. Let The Youth SPEAK!, an extension of the SPEAK! Series, aims to promote literacy and encourage creativity among youth. Through the Youth SPEAK! initiative Word Iz Bond has staged more than a dozen youth performances since 2004, including a very successful youth showcase at the 2007 Canadian Festival of Spoken Word which involved 15 youth poets and more than 600 youth audience members from three local high schools.