Tonight, Saturday July 14, you can check out some intense poetry competition action going down at SlamTario, Ontario's first ever slam tournament!
And the fantastic news is...Toronto Poetry Slam is in the Finals!
We face off against Burlington and Guelph and Toronto-Up from the Roots TONIGHT at 918 Bathurst, admission $20 and featuring Dominique Ashaheed, all the way from Denver, Colorado!
Come out to cheer on Noah, Britta, Cathy, Tanya and David as they seek to take the first SlamTario crown and $1000
We'll be livetweeting what goes down at @TOpoetryslam
And remember, our next
It's finally here, SlamTario! Ten Ontario poetry slam teams will compete for the right to call themselves Ontario champs and claim the $1,000 top prize!
It all goes down on Friday night and Sat. afternoon and Sat. night!
Venue is 918 Bathurst, a beautiful space between Dupont and Bloor.
Tickets to the preliminary bouts on Friday evening and on Saturday afternoon will be $10 each. Admission to Finals Night is $20.
If there's one show to check out, it's Finals night on Sat. night, featuring 2012 Women of the World Poetry Slam Champion Dominique Ashaheed from Denver, Colorado!
We're stoked to let you know Shane Koyczan and the Short Story Long are coming back to Toronto for one-night only on TUESDAY JULY 10 at the Drake Hotel Underground.
We're also excited to have the Toronto POetry Slam team open the show with a hot set, featuring 1 or 2 team pieces to whet your appetite of what's to come from this amazing team. The poets are: Cathy Petch, Noah Kaplan, Britta B., David Delisca, Tanya Neumeyer
$15 at the door. No tix in advance.
We're back with an annual tradition, our Geek Slam! Poets, bring out those geektastic poems and show us some nerd pride!
THURSDAY JULY 5 @ THE BOAT, 158 Augusta
Two rounds. Cumulative scores. Half from first round move on to second round.
7pm doors. 730 signup. 8pm show.
Open mic available too!
Hosted by Ritallin
Prizes for all the geek poets and a very special top prize for the winner
Featuring the awesome poetry/music of Barbara Adler from Vancouver, who you don't want to miss, trust us!
Any questions? Email email@example.com
See you there, geeks!
Once again, TPS is bringing a slam to the Harbourfront Centre and you're invited to a free display of awesome spoken word!
Two shows, 1 weekend, 2 guest artists, all free!
First on June 29, come to the Harbourfront Centre's Marilyn Brewer Community Space at 235 Queen's Quay West, 630pm "doors" open, 7pm start. Featuring C.R. Avery from Vancouver!
6 poets from TO have been invited to perform, and 2 are chosen from the audience (a random draw if necessary).
This is our slam for young poets between 12 and 19, so get ready for a faceful of awesome spoken word action going down on...
THURSDAY JUNE 21 @ The Central (603 Markham St)
Doors 630pm, slam 7pm
Open mic for anyone of any age!
Hosted by Shoolie
Featuring Chris Tse! The 22-year-old, originally from Coquitlam, BC, was the 2010 Capital Slam champion and captained Ottawa's Capital Slam team to its second consecutive national title at the 2010 Canadian Festival of Spoken Word. He placed second at the 2011 Poetry Slam World Cup in Paris, France.
Toronto Poetry Project and The 2012 Toronto Poetry Slam Team present...
The Truth or Dare Slam!!
Tuesday June 19
@ Supermarket, 268 Augusta Ave.
7 doors, 7:30pm signup, 8 show
Featuring The 2012 Toronto Poetry Slam Team:
and saucy surprising sexy guests
Bella Fox, burlesque and her mastery of english bells has just confirmed!
Hosted by Alessandra Naccarato
A Fundraiser Extravaganza for $10!!
Storytellers came out to this Story Slam with some fantastic tales of love, melancholy, break-ups, workplace weirdness and much more. Eight poets took the stage, and many newbies rocked the mic right, including Stephanie from the UK and Kat. And it was an awesome surprise to see Joe Dewar return to TPS, we haven't seen him in awhile!
Second round saw a nice variety of stories, from That Brown Bastard's tale of horrific nose-picking to Dave Silverberg's portrait of a breakup on the TTC to Stephanie's camping trip in B.C.
This month's Sunday Slam will be none other than our annual Story Slam, so poets, get your narrative on!
The rules are basically the same, but poets will have 4 minutes and 10 seconds per round, and it will be a TWO ROUND SLAM!
Open Mic available as well.
Doors @7, Sign Up @730, Show @8
Hosted by Valentino Assenza
This slam's feature will be Chris Masson
Bio: Chris Masson speaks loudly and breathes often. He's been mucking things up in the Montreal and Vancouver poetry slams since 2007.
Three women in the final round? Let's be real, no jokesies, we haven't had an all-female final round in a long time, and how appropriate for it to befall on our annual tradition, the Anything Goes Slam.
In an event where poets are encouraged to break the rules and use props and wear costumes and play instruments...the 12 poets took full advantage.