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“Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement” – William Pollard

We are certainly not strangers to the concept of change. Last month we had a last minute Feature cancellation, this month we have a venue complication. This month our venue, Honey West, has double booked for Thursday night. Apparently they had the other group on the calendar longer so we’re SOL (Sadly Over Lubricated).

“For anything worth having one must pay the price” – John Burroughs

We STRONLY believe having a place to express ourselves through words, here in Burlington is very worthwhile. Our benfactor, Tomy Bewick, doesn’t understand the term “quit” and so I have sourced an alternative venue that is just around the corner… We have booked the “Empire Room” at the Queens Head Pub ( which is at 400 Brant Street.

They don’t really know we’re having a slam, but I told them that we would have 20 to 30 people eating and drinking so please don’t make a liar out of me…

Come on through, check out our KILLER FEATURE – “Shihan”, and when we pass the hat or ask for your $5 just remember we’re trying to bring you a show that you can’t get anywhere else in the suburbs!

If you need directions or have any questions check out our facebook event page (

Peace, blessing, and hope to see you there!

Guess who’s back?

June Slam

June Slam

If you haven’t come to one of our Slams yet then mark this one on your calendars because we have an extra special feature. This is a once in a lifetime chance to see a famous HBO poet in an intimate environment. So join us Thursday June 18th for our monthly Open Mic and Poetry Slam @ Honey West Restaurant & Lounge. Meet us in the back room at 7:45 to sign up for the Slam or Open Mic and we kick off the verbal antics at 8 pm.

We encourage all types of musicians, MC’s, singers, comedians etc to come share their talents and sign up for the open mic. For the more competitive at heart we have a monthly poetry slam where your best 3 minute poems, power rants, battle raps, tragic tales and inspirational speeches can win you a CA$H PRIZE…

Our feature this month is Shihan has appeared 7 times over 6 seasons on HBO’s Def Poetry. He is the 1st & ONLY poet named ‘download of the week’ on iTunes. Shihan has also appeared on CNN, NBC, Oprah Winfrey’s Oxygen Network and many others. You can always read up on him at

As usual the cover is always ONLY $5

For more details you can always check us out on YouTube or join or group on FaceBook so you can know when the next slam is happening.

See you there !
Burlington Slam Project team