Monthly Archives: September 2018
It’s been a DECADE in the making! Since July 2008 the Burlington Slam Project (BSP) has been providing a platform for writers and performers of all styles to find their own voice and earn bigger opportunities, while entertaining and interacting with our audience, fans and friends.
SEPTEMBER IS THE BEGINNING OF OUR 2018/19 COMPETITIVE SEASON!!!
That means that for the next 6 months of poetry slam EVERYONE who signs up for the slam, WILL EARN POINTS towards making our team finals next spring. The TOP THREE every month will win CASH PRIZES as well as additional points, giving the most consistent participants opportunity to earn an advantage at the SEASON FINALS in MARCH 2019.
This slam is for ANYONE wanting to have their performance scored by the randomly selected audience judges. For anyone who DOESN’T WANT TO BE JUDGED; there is ALWAYS an OPEN MIC (5 minutes of freedom).
Got Something to Say?!
Every month we have an Open Mic (sign up and share anything for 5 minutes) and a poetry slam (a competition judged by the audience) where the top 3 win cash prizes. This month we will also showcase a special guest feature artist in their own performance set, courtesy of our umbrella non-profit Open Minds Respect Events (www.omre.ca).
You get all of this for ONLY $10! (PWYC)
Slammers and Open Mic ONLY $5!!!
SEPTEMBER’s FEATURE is: JOEL FRANCOIS
Joel Francois is a Haitian born Brooklyn raised, poet, writer and performer. He wishes to share his vista as a black writer and implore that intersection every where he goes. He believes that the artist is the architect of humanity. His writing is a search for God love and community. He studied creative writing at Brooklyn college where he first developed a love for writing poetry. He has represented NYC nationally on the collegiate level as well as the adult scene. He is the 2015 Nuyorican Grand Slam Champ, the 2016 Bowery poetry grand slam champ. Ranked top 20 in the individual world poetry slam.
Come on out and see why poets from all over come to slam at “the bsp”.
Bring a friend or an enemy, take a shot at the open mic or come be a judge; it’s all a part of the show and we couldn’t have one without you!
This month’s event is brought to you in partnership with NUVO Network, a home to co-working space, production & post production studio space, event space, office space and much more. NUVO Network’s goal is to become a community hub for art, culture and technology; where we can all celebrate innovation, creativity and collaboration in the same space.
NUVO Network is located at 1295 North Service Road, Burlington, Ontario, it is accessible, we will be in the Bistro Room and more info can be found at www.nuvonetwork.com
While there will not be a full kitchen; we intend to have some foods, pops and waters available for sale.
$10 cover, or PYWC; $5 if you sign up for the Open Mic (5 slots, first come first serve).
Doors open at 7:30, and you can sign-up at the door!
Show starts shortly after 8:00 pm.
Hosted by Tomy Bewick
Volunteers are always needed; get in touch directly to inquire.
See you there,
For Slam Rules and Guidelines check out our blog: http://www.burlingtonslam.wordpress.com
“The Burlington Slam Project” is a sub stream of Open Minds Respect Community Events
Open Minds Respect Community Events is a non-profit organization