For ALMOST 10 YEARS!!! 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.
JUNE 21st, we return to provide our monthly open mic, a poetry slam, and a featured spoken word artist to the City of Burlington, Ontario.
THIS IS OUR NON-COMPETITIVE SEASON. That means that this month’s poetry slam, while still tonnes of fun and awarding CA$H PRIZES to the TOP THREE, does not qualify or earn points towards making next year’s team. It’s a great time to try new material!
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!!!
JUNE’s GUEST FEATURE is THE TINY TRICYCLE POETS!
The Tiny Tricycle Poets (TTP) have shared stages with poets, politicians, actors, activists, clowns, dancers, and dog walkers. Together they have three local titles, two provincial wins, and a national championship below their belt. The trio formed after a two-day clown workshop with Necessary Shenanigans in 2016. Now, they’re an internationally touring poetry collective who vlog about their travels here and there, facilitate youth poetry community workshops, and create cinematic shorts about mental health awareness.
Emma Field, Angelica Poversky, and Andrew Warner are young poets and platonic best friends who share a chemistry on stage that would make you guess otherwise. They make up the Tiny Tricycle Poets, and this June they are undertaking their greatest poetic endeavour to date, with a seven-city Canadian tour spanning the prairies to central Canada. They are eager to share their clown-ish spirit and wordy wisdom at queer events, poetry slams, and art galleries as they perform their ‘spoken-weird’ art style. The TTP tackle topics from queerness to mental health, from feminism to fearless celestial bodies.
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 poetry slam and open mic will be at WINDJAMMER BY THE LAKE at 5353 Lakeshore Road, Burlington, Ontario. We will be in the downstairs area. Unfortunately, there is no wheelchair access at this location.
Doors at 7:30, Sign-up at the Door!
Show starts at 8:00 pm.
$10 cover, or PYWC; $5 if you sign up for the Open Mic (5 slots, first come first serve).
Hosted by Tomy Bewick
Volunteers are always needed; get in touch directly to inquire.
“The Burlington Slam Project” is a sub stream of Open Minds Respect Community Events
Open Minds Respect Community Events is a non-profit organization http://www.omre.ca
The Burlington Slam Project & HYWire Writing Workshops
Where: Windjammer By The Lake – 5353 Lakeshore Rd., Burlington, ON
We are in the basement downstairs; unfortunately this space is not wheelchair accessible. We apologize and are still looking for options for the future.
3rd Thursday of every month. Sign-up is @ 7:45 pm
The City’s only monthly poetry slam for almost 10 years running! Never the same show twice.
$10 cover, or only $5 if you sign up to be a part of the show. We won’t turn anyone away, if you can’t cover the full $10 this month; let us know at the door. Our cover costs go towards paying for the venue, the feature performer, and awarding prize money for the top three competitors in the poetry slam, as well as saving for the annual team’s travel.
For best results and most up to date info, please consult the BSP Facebook Group for monthly slam event information:
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HYWIRE MONTHLY WRITING WORKSHOP
Did you know that we hold a FREE monthly Writing Workshop?! Well we do!
On the 4th Thursday of every month, from September to June at the Burlington Public Library’s Alton Branch (3040 Tim Dobbie Dr, Burlington, ON) from 7:oo pm to 8:30
We typically provide some writing prompts and promote discussions about writing strategies, but if you would like some opportunities to workshop your own writing with our facilitator, please, bring something in!