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A Call to Arms!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

To celebrate the FVA’s 10th anniversary, and to pay tribute to our darling festivalgoers, Les Filles Électriques is looking for an ordinary / extraordinary person to be part of our fabulous Combat contre la langue de bois (our French-language soapbox event). Ordinary in the sense that he or she is not an artist or a professional speaker or a spokesperson for an organization. Extraordinary in the sense that it takes courage to have something to say and to get up and say it in front of a crowd. It may not seem like a big thing, but even the biggest talkers on our roster have been known to tremble backstage.

The Combat contre la langue de bois is you talking, your five minutes. No right of reply and no apologizing when you’re done. Especially popular among people fed up with hearing the same old pre-packaged clichés in our public spaces.

Send us your proposal and a brief note, and we’ll have a look at it in September —