(NOTICE: Information on the QEW REGIONAL POETRY SLAM can be found a little down this page.)
- Unless otherwise stated! Be sure to check events for alternate venues.
3rd Thursday of every month. Sign-up is @ 8pm with Open Mic and then Slam to follow
For smoking hot poetry!
A cover charge $5 (Only $5???) goes towards paying for the feature performer and prize money for the winner of the slam.
As always we’ll have an Open Mic for any and all types of performance; bring your guitar, your songs, your stand-up, your rants and ragtime show tunes – it’s all about getting it out there! Or you can always sign up for the slam, see if you have what it takes to reign supreme, and take home the cash prize.
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Burlington Slam Project FINALS feat. Mary Pinkoski
Sound the war drums. Ready the microphone. Reinforce the roof. Because on Thursday, May 15th, the Burlington Slam will be holding its finals competition to determine the 2014 Burlington Slam Project National Team. This will be the fifth team Burlington has sent to compete at a national level – and the competition is looking fierce.
Now, we couldn’t have just any poet feature for this event. We need someone of an excellent caliber. And we bring to you the absolutely jaw-dropping Mary Pinkoski:
Mary Pinkoski is an award-winning spoken word poet from Edmonton. She is currently Edmonton’s Poet Laureate. In 2013 she placed third at the Canadian Individual Poetry Slam Championship, making her the current top-ranked female slam poet in Canada. In 2011, she won the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word national slam championship as captain of the Edmonton slam team. She was also voted Most Valuable Poet of that festival. In 2008 Mary was the winner of the national CBC Poetry Face-off. When not performing across North America, Mary leads workshops for youth and adults. She is currently creating a full-length spoken word show called Land in the Veins. For more information visit: http://www.marypinkoski.com.
This is going to be a night to remember! So bring a fiver and a friend! Bring a whole squadron of people and let’s set fire to the stage together.
Hope to see y’all out!