(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, April 17, 2014
Burlington Slam Project feat. Vanessa McGowan
It’s April! Spring is here! Flowers are blooming! And who am I kidding, we live in Canada.
It’s still snowing. But what better way to forget this blasted weather than to warm up with us in front of a roaring hot microphone at the Black Bull? This month’s slam is going to be the LAST CHANCE for poets to earn points towards qualifying for Burlington’s team finals! So if you want to represent our suburban gem of a slam this year at CFSW in Victoria, BC – you’d better sign up! But that’s not all! We’ve also got a truly dope feature this month in Vanessa McGowan!
Vanessa McGowan is a Toronto based Spoken Word Artist and Singer/Songwriter steeped in social justice, advocacy, counselling and workshop facilitation with 13 years experience in social services. She was the 2012 Grand Champion and 2013 member of Toronto’s Bill Brown 1 2 3 Poetry Slam team. She is one of the founders of “Wordspell” Toronto’s only on-going female spoken word series @ The Free Times Cafe. Her first chapbook “Divine Cockeyed Genius” was released in October 2012. “Raw power wrapped in polished performance; Vanessa caresses your heart and knocks you in the guts. Makes you feel and makes you feel like feeling.Confrontational, comforting – a consummate poet and performer” – Ian Hanna (Poet/Author)
So bring a friend, bring an enemy, bring the uncle of a remote controlled car you once animated with dark magics – so long as you all bring five bucks, we’re not complaining!
Hit the open mic, or try your hand at the slam if you’re feeling gutsy! What else are you gonna do on a Thursday evening?
Hope to see y’all out!