Vanessa Rotondo (better known as V) is an Ottawa-based freelance writer, national spoken word artist and youth engagement coordinator/arts educator. In 2013, she released an anthology of her poetry entitled, Since February
, followed by her debut spoken word album, Watch Your Driving: a Spoken Word Album by V
, funded by the Ontario Arts Council and the City of Ottawa in January 2015. She has also released cinepoems entitled, “R.I.P Ms. Focus,” “Electropoetry,” and “WordPlay4Change,” a social media project in partnership with Sexual Assault Network Ottawa and Carleton University this year. V is a keen believer in using her art form as a way to effect social change. She has worked with young aspiring writers in schools and communities across Canada and more recently aboard, in East Africa.
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