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This is CrAzY with massive amounts of awesome spoken word:
Canadian Festival of Spoken Word
Once again Burlington is sending a team to the national stage. And with the festival just a quick jaunt down the QEW in Toronto you can easily catch every minute of the action! The action kicks off Tuesday Oct. 11th @ the Drake Hotel Underground and culminates with the finals at Metro United Church on Saturday Oct 15th. You for details on event of festival passes check out the festival website (CFSW.ca). The latest info will likely be on the Spoken Word Canada Facebook group page.
Thursday October 20th – 3 Features For 1 Price – ONLY $5 !!!
3 amazing features for the price of 1 at a special location: Upstairs at Philthy McNasty’s (250 Brant Street, Burlington) @ 7:30.
McGee, Misch and Weslowski are a mélange of might mouthed performance poets who have won and done some things that would make their grandmothers proud in the world of poetry. Mike McGee is the 2006 Individual World Poetry Slam Champion and the 2003 National Poetry Slam Indie Champ. Lucia Misch has been the 2007 and 2008 South Bay Area Youth Speaks Champion. RC Weslowski was a Canadian Festival of Spoken Word Team Champion in 2006 along with being named the festival’s poet of honour in 2008.
The three of them are banding together to show the world how much fun three talking muffins can have while traveling together. They want to be your friends and give your faces a good ear job.
But we can’t tell everyone ourselves. So in the meantime…
Spread The WORD!
Yes, yes, y’all! This past Thursday the finals went down and it was one dope night!
We had a jam packed house (in fact we had to get extra chairs 3 times!), we found out who won the new logo contest (congrats to Jogindra Siewrattan for winning the contest and the $80 prize), and thanks to Dave ‘Big Deal’ Silverberg for hosting a night of down-right fantabulous poetry!
We had 8 competitors (Tomy ‘Bam-Bam’ Bewick, Jogindra Siewrattan, The P.O.E., Dan ‘AKA Dan Murray’, Henrick ‘Shoolie’ Sales, Ryan ‘Duffman’ Duffy, Kay’la Fraser, and Oskar Niburski). Both Tomy Bewick & Shoolie stepped down because they are both going to be on the Roots Lounge team.
We HAVE received confirmations from all team members. So your official Burlington Slam Project Team 2011-2012 is: Kay’la Fraser, Jogindra Siewrattan, The P.O.E., Oskar Niburski, and Dan Murray as the alternate.
Next slam is Thursday June 16th featuring Steve Miller from Vancouver. Until then…
…Spread The Word!
Come on out to the Black Bull Tavern on Thursday May 19th.
For the 2nd year in a row you will help us select the Burlington Slam Project team to represent us on the regional & national stage. Although last year’s team was Burlington’s first, they placed 4th in a field of 18 and made to the finals stage. So this year’s team has big shoes to fill.
Curious to know who qualified? Yogi, P.O.E., Shoolie, Kay’la Fraser, Curtis Meyer, Tasha Fortunate, Tomy Bewick, Truth Is…, Brandon Williamson, Dan Murray, Erika Haygood, Duffman, Kevin Sutton, Lip Balm, Oskar Niburski.
As usual, there will be a $5 cover charge and festivities will kick off @ 8pm with sign-up for the open mic. Seeing as this is the finals it is a closed slam. Our guest hosted will be, Toronto Poetry Slam’s, Dave “BIG DEAL” Silverberg. In BSP tradition, we will forgo a feature so we can cram in more awesome local poets with a 3 round slam! As usual, the money that would normally go toward the feature will help the team cover the cost of attending the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word.