Regina Word Up Pride Stage Featuring Cat Abenstein

The Artesian

Regina Word Up Pride Stage Featuring Cat Abenstein

Creative City Centre in partnership with Artesian on 13th present Regina Word Up at The Artesian! 

The Artesian is wheelchair accessible, all-ages, and a proud supporter of positive spaces initiatives with a zero-tolerance policy towards hate, harassment, and/or discrimination. We reserve the right to remove any patron creating an unsafe environment. The accessible entrance is available via a lift, Please ask staff for help if necessary.

Regina Word Up Pride Stage featuring Cat Abenstein 

Tuesday, June 6, 2023 

7:00-9:00 pm, doors open at 6:30 pm 

More event details TBA

Event Details:

Our annual Regina Word Up Pride Stage is an opportunity to share your work with an appreciative crowd. For this event, we prioritize and centre queer expression on our Pride Stage: we encourage sharing queer content or any content for folks who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+. Performers are welcome on our pressure-free stage to share in 5-minute spots. We suggest signing up to perform in advance by sending us a message to secure a performance spot. 

Everyone is welcome in the audience! We encourage audience members to engage during the performances – snap, make cheesecake noises (mm’s and yes’), laugh, stomp, or otherwise make your appreciation known!  


Cat Abenstein (she/her) is a bisexual, neurodivergent, white settler from oskana kâ-asastêki in Treaty 4. (Regina, SK) She’s a spoken word artist and arts administrator at the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild where she is witness to the connection and community found through story. Cat has represented Regina with her spoken word on national stages, founded and coached youth poetry slam teams, organized and hosted dozens of spoken word events and has published poetry and creative nonfiction in a few small places. She lives with her wife and two cats in a house older than all of their ages combined.