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HISTORY

HISTORY OF TEEN ANGST

A list of some of the highlights of Teen Angst’s journey:

* 1990- 1996 Sara Bynoe writes over 500 bad poems and fills countless journals of her own teen angst.

* May 2000- Sara discovers a binder full of ex boyfriend bad poetry, makes fun of it and has the idea to share her own bad poetry in front of others.

* November 2000 – TeenAngstPoetry.com is launched and the first ‘Teen Angst’ reading occurs at The Newt in Calgary.

* The Calgary Straight, June 27, 2002 – First news media coverage of Teen Angst Nights.

* CBC Radio, Calgary, July 2, 2002 First radio coverage.

* Richardson’s Roundup, CBC Radio, April 22, 2003 – First National Radio coverage.

* August 2003, Globe and Mail article- First National Newspaper Coverage.

* December 2003, Teen Angst: A Celebration of REALLY BAD Poetry is sold to St. Martin’s Press.

* April 2005, Teen Angst: A Celebration of REALLY BAD Poetry hits bookstores.

* April 9, 2005, KGB Bar, Book Launch in New York.

* April 14, 2005, Canadian Book launch in Toronto.

* May 2,3,5, 2005, The Hour, CBC Newsworld.

* July 9, 2005, West Coast Poetry Festival, Vancouver

* Vancouver Poetry Slam, Featured “Poet”, May 29, 2006.

* January 21, 2006 “BAD GRAD” premiers (and sells out!) at the High Performance Rodeo.

* July 2007, “Fuck off and Die” premiers at the Toronto Fringe Festival.

* May 24, 2008, Uno Festival, Victoria.

* July 7, 2008, Teen Angst Features at the Vancouver Poetry Slam- again!

* July 18, 19, 20, 2008 Teen Angst performs at the Latitude Festival in Suffolk, UK.

* August 31, 2008, “Fuck Off and Die” Sara Bynoe’s Teen Angst Solo Show performs at Bumbershoot in Seattle, WA.

* September 6, 2008, The Best of the Worst- Comedy Show and Retro Dance Party, Vancouver.

*October 2008 Jane Stanton hosts Vancouver’s Teen Angst.

*February 2009 University of Southern California runs a Teen Angst night.

*May 4, 2009 Teen Angst Night at The Book Club Boutique in London’s Soho.

*September 24, 2009 Teen Angst at the Vancouver Comedy Festival.

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