Monthly Archives: January 2019



That means that for the next 3 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 APRIL 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, courtesy of our umbrella non-profit Open Minds Respect Events (

You get all of this for ONLY $10! (PWYC)

Slammers and Open Mic ONLY $5!!!

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Born in New Orleans and transplanted to the East Coast via Hurricane Katrina, Kimberly Jae is an actress, director, playwright, Slam poet, educator, mother and cancer survivor. K. began her career in the arts attending the famed New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts, and later received her BA, teacher and principal licenses as well as a Masters in Education. K. founded The PlayGround Children’s Theatre Company in 1998 while still in college. Writing and directing children eventually morphed to teaching teachers how to teach children using theater and finally teaching and school administration. K. has served as a principal of K-8 charter schools as well as a teacher. Recently she opened a pop up restaurant called Southern Slider Bar. Kimberly is the 2018 Grand Slam Champion of Steel City Slam, 2018 BOSS Slam Queen of Slam Champion, 2018 Steel City Slam IWPS Rep, three time Pajama Jammy Jam Slam Champion as well as 2018 Finalist for Baltimore’s Slammageddon Slam. Kimberly is currently ranked #29 in  the world by Poetry Slam International.  Kimberly is also being published in early 2019 by Finishing Line Press in their upcoming cancer survivor anthology, Anthology for Young Adults with Cancer.  Her first chapbook, The Fuckery Monologues, is available for purchase at Red Emma’s Bookstore in Baltimore, MD.  When not writing, K. slams and cooks whatever comes into her imagination.

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

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,

@burlington_slam #bsp2019EndGame


For Slam Rules and Guidelines check out our blog:


“The Burlington Slam Project” is a sub stream of Open Minds Respect Community Events

Open Minds Respect Community Events is a non-profit organization