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Brendan McLeod

Holy Guacamole, it’s a Poetry Show! is a kinetic feast of words and song for students K-7. Written by former Canadian SLAM champ and award-winning musician Brendan McLeod, it offers students the opportunity to revel in the thrill of word play while presenting practical lessons about rhythm and figurative language. Featuring a dinosaur rap, songs about planets and pets, hilarious haikus, and poems about everything from climate change to the lettuce in your lunch box, the show delivers content that’s both entertaining for the ears and challenging for the mind. Accompanying himself on banjo, guitar, and ukulele, Brendan brings over fifteen years of school touring experience to his first show geared at primary schools.

Booking Details
School In-Person Performance Fee: $975 + HST
Audience Size: 300
School Virtual Performance Fee: $730 + HST
Audience Size: 500
Virtual format: fully live
Grades: K-4 or 5-8
Language: English
Availability: Spring 2025
Curriculum Connections
Curriculum Connections Literacy
Cross Curricular Connections
Experiential Learning
Teacher Resources
Study Guide
Tech requirements: 2 microphones with stands
About Brendan McLeod
Brendan McLeod is a writer, theatre creator, and musician. He’s the author of a poetry collection, Friends Without Bodies, a novel, The Convictions of Leonard McKinley, and five theatre shows. His music group The Fugitives has been nominated for a JUNO, as well as multiple Canadian Folk Music and Western Canada Music Awards. He was the Poet of Honour at the 2012 Canadian Festival of Spoken Word and the 2015 Victoria Spoken Word Festival. He’s taught spoken word at Langara College, and is an active arts educator, currently touring his show “Holy Guacamole, It’s a Poetry Show!” to primary schools.