The Black Bull: Located at 1124 Guelph Line, Burlington

- 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, August 21, 2014
Burlington Slam Project ANYTHING GOES SLAM!!!
Featuring 2014 London Poetry Slam Team!


Now some of you may say: “Dan, what’s with all those pesky rules all the time? Why -can’t- I use props? Why -can’t- I dress like a cowboy and talk about the west? Why -can’t- I use my hurdygurdy? Why -can’t- I steal Bukowski’s work?”

And I will say “Because it’s the rules!”

And you’ll be all like “But the rules are stupid!”

And I’ll be all like “Well, fine, let’s throw the BLOODY THINGS OUT!”

And that’s how we get here! This month, August 21, 2014 – we will be having our annual ANYTHING GOES SLAM! Which means NO RULES!*

Want props? USE EM! Costume? THROW IT ON! Play a weird instrument? BRING IT! Wanna cover Imagisolve? EVERYBODY SHOULD!

And because we’ve all got such a lack of love for the rules, we need a feature that’s just chock full of love for everything, and who better than the 2014 London Poetry Slam Team!

Are you ready to show the love? The 2014 London Poetry Slam team is Holly Painter, Emma Blue, Alisha Tax, TedO, and Rachel Rensby, and regardless of the city, they’re ready to hit the mic and get your fingers snapping. Four parts returning members and one part newcomer, this year’s LPS team is a great blend of poetic voices coming to your stage soon!


Bring five bucks! Bring a friend! Bring a goose, I don’t give a damn!

Just be sure to bring it! And we’ll see you there!

*still no hate speech though, because seriously – screw that crap. Also, 4 minute time limit instead of 3. We’re not animals. We live in a society.

  1. Freddie Krueger

    thank you SO much for useing that picture for your wedsite :) it means alot to me and i will be sure to atend the next slam :)

  2. I’m excited to see David Perez on July 21st!

  3. where is the October slam and who is featuring?

  4. KATALOG Issue 4: DIALOG
    Submission Deadline: November 11, 2011

    Language consists heavily of body, sound and text. We are looking for performance which uses the spoken voice and which pushes our understanding of language and communication. KATALOG is a performance based online publication that has the ability to include both video and sound. We are looking for submissions for an upcoming issue called DIALOG. In this issue of KATALOG we are seeking both traditional and loose ideas of the performance of spoken word.

    You can send your documentation / creations / writings / questions to submission@cccponline.netThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

    To view past issues of KATALOG please visit http://katalog.cccponline.net

  5. Great Article. You do a good job. I appreciate it.

  6. I would strenuously urge people to catch Christian Drake. He is truly remarkable.

  7. If someone could shoot me an email, I would greatly appreciate it because I have a few questions about The Burlington Slam Project
    Thanks so much! :)

  8. Had an amazing time last night… was my and my friend’s first time out and we really enjoyed ourselves! So much talent in southwest Ontario!

    I especially enjoyed P.O.E. (winner) and Bawsome (not sure if I got his name right – 3rd place). In his 1st performance, a couple lines of Bawsome’s slam LITERALLY gave me chills and made the hair on my arms stand up!!! Visceral!

    • thanks for coming out Esther – glad to hear that you had a good time!
      please help us spread the word – we’ll do it again on the 3rd Thursday of November with a different feature artist and a new line-up of slammers vying for that top spot and $100 cash prize.

  9. Hi there,
    I was wondering.. Are your poetry slams available to audiences of all-ages?

    • Dan(AKA Dan Murray(AKA Dan))

      Yes, Katie, they are! We like to advice a bit of discretion – as there is no censorship on our stage, so poets can be found discussing topics of a sensitive or more mature nature, as well as using foul language, but we put no restrictions on age at our shows, or on our stage.

  10. If you want to perform a poem can you just show up and sign up the night of the event? Are there any requirements to be met?

    • Yup, just show up the night of the slam and when the host calls for sign up go put your name (or an alias) down on the list.

      There are no requirements. But if you want to compete in the slam there are some rules. If you find a little daunting then you might want to consider the open mic

  11. Hey! Around what time will Slam go until on Thursday evening (Aug 21)?

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