Do you have what it takes to throw it down in front of a crowd? Do you want to try getting in front of people to share but don’t want to get booed off stage? Do you just want some awesome spoken word & poetry without having to go to Toronto?
Regardless of who you are… the Burlington Slam @ the Queen’s Head Pub is where you should BE!
Tonight @ 7:45 we’ll be meeting in the games room of the Queen’s Head (just north of Lakeshore on Brant St in Burlington). Each month we start off with the Open Mic. People from all walks of life and talent are given the stage. For 5 minutes we give them our attention and then our appreciation because let’s face it… just getting up on stage is frightening enough.
For those with a thicker skin & desire for competition we have the SLAM !! Each poet gets 3 minutes & 10 seconds to WOW the audience judges. Five judges score each poem Olympic style. The top & bottom scores are dropped to give each poem/poet a score out of 30. The poet with the most points wins! Be careful though! You can lose points for going over time, performing someone else’s poetry, or using props or costumes.
Between the 1st & 2nd round of the slam we have a feature poet. This month we have “The Split“. I’ve been told she has this almost magical ability to pull you into her stories and poems like you yourself are there. Don’t miss this!
We kindly ask for a $5 donation. ALL money pays for our feature poet and a cash prize for the winner of the slam.
Good luck and C U there !
BURLINGTON IS ON THE MOVE IN THE SLAM SCENE
Who’d have thought that a little White suburban town like Burlington could have hosted such a killer slam! And a first one at that! On July 24th our debut slam went amazingly well… Which is great because I had visions (or fears) of the slam going over more like a fart in church.
Tomy and I decided to partner together to create The Burlington Slam project in an effort to cultivate some fucking culture in the West end! We really make a great team and compliment each other quite well.
We don’t just wanna promote the Burlington Slams, we want to promote the art of spoken word! That’s why we decided to set up a YouTube group, so that all of our performers will have their performances forever revered by spoken word lovers all over this beautiful globe of ours.
I run my own marketing consultancy firm, so having everything “looking good” is a thing with me. Branding geek I am. I want the flyers to look good, the website to look good, the event to look good… And for everything to reak of this new stench we’re trying to create over here.
So thanks for supporting the art of spoken word, thanks for supporting The Burlington Slam Project, and thanks for reading our site.