(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, December 19th, 2013
Burlington Slam Project Feat. C-Command
We’re about to ring in the New Year with style! Style and flow! Style, flow, and elegance! Style, flow, elegance, and bum jokes!
Yeah. You heard me.
Wanna know why? Better come out to the December edition of the Burlington Slam Project, where this month, we will be featuring the daring, the dynamic, the devilishly handsome C-COMMAND!
C-Command is a rapper, poet, and flow enthusiast. He seeks to capture and represent the euphoric momentum of a human mind making sense of things. He has a background in acting for film and stage, and in 2012 he got a B.F.A. in Theatre Performance from Concordia in Montreal. In April he placed 2nd at the Canadian Individual Poetry Slam Championship in Vancouver, and at this year’s Canadian Festival of Spoken Word in Montreal he had the pleasure of being on Kitchener-Waterloo’s poetry slam team. Outside of word arrangement, some of his favourite things to do are jamming, party-dancing, and chess.
This slam will still be a part of our regular season, so slammers – come out and earn some points towards being on Burlington’s 5th ever national slam team! Non-slammers, come on out and hear some dope poetry, do something a little different with your Thursday night! Curious? Try it out! Sign up for the slam if you’re ready to compete, or sign up for the open mic if you want a little taste of the stage!
Bring a friend, bring an enemy, and be the patient river that flows between them – so long as y’all bring five bucks and the desire to have a good time, that’s all that matters!
We hope to see you out, so we can say goodbye to 2013 the right way – The slam way.
Saturday, January 4th, 2014
THE QEW REGIONAL POETRY SLAM
LOCATION: The Burlington Performing Arts Centre (440 Locust st.)
TIME: 7:30 PM
It’s back, baby! And for the first time ever – IT’S HAPPENING IN BURLINGTON! This annual, international, team poetry slam, normally taking place in Toronto, or Buffalo, will instead find it’s 2014 home, halfway in between, in Burlington, Ontario. For the 5th year in a row, teams from all along the QEW highway and across the US border will bridge the gap, between cities and communities, with word-sound-power. There will be 6 – 8 teams allowed to register giving priority to venues with past QEW Slam participation. Teams will be competing with live performance poems and will be judged by the audience in hopes of taking home the CA$H PRIZE and the coveted title of QEW Champions.
Burlington has claimed the majority of championships in this competition, and now you can see it go down on HOME TURF!
This is going to be a HUGE slam, with a number of teams that have competed at either Canadian or US National competitions, bringing a night of their HOTTEST material to Burlington’s core! DO NOT MISS THIS SHOW!
Tickets can be purchased at The Burlington Performing Arts Centre, or online here http://www.burlingtonpac.ca/what-s-on/event_/the-qew-regional-poetry-slam_9087.html
Come cheer on your home team and see if they can keep gold away from the clutches of a number of other hungry poets!