- 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, July 17, 2014
Burlington Slam Project 6 YEAR ANNIVERSARY
Featuring Tomy Bewick
6 Years baby!
This month, the Burlington Slam Project turns 6 Years Old! 6 years of spoken word in the suburbs, 6 years of new voices tucked away in the deepest pockets of residential housing.
And, well, 6 years seems a good time to have as a feature poet, our founder and fearless leader – Tomy Bewick!
With a full time career as an Accredited Professional in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (with a Specialty in Building Design and Construction), Tomy dedicates all other hours to family, friends and sharing his art-as-therapy. Heavily influenced by diverse communities and determined to provide a platform for any voice that needs it, Tomy founded “The Burlington Slam Project” in July of 2008. Tomy is the acting host, artistic director and talent booking agent in Burlington, but has represented Toronto on the Canadian National stage multiple times and is a 4 time finalist at the National level. Having featured and competed at poetry slams/spoken word events across Canada (and the US Midwest) since 2005; Tomy focuses on community building, youth outreach and artist mentoring. In 2012, The Burlington Slam Project team became the first ever Ontario Provincial Champions, and were also finalists at the US National Poetry Slam for their group work (which ranked in the top 10 out of 72 teams).
We’d like to thank everybody who has -ever- supported this slam, features, open mic’ers, slammers, audience, judges, volunteers, -everyone-. We love all of you dearly, and hope to continue seeing you for the next 6 years.
Please, bring a fiver, bring a friend, bring a truckload of alpacas if you’re feeling dangerous, and let’s make this slam a night to remember.
Open mic is there for everyone not wanting numeric judgement, and the slam is there for everyone hunting down a bit of cash money to line their pockets.
Congratulations guys! Let’s do this!