Our Semifinals are coming March 6 and March 21!

The playoffs have begun, fans! And like any playoffs, a lot is riding on the next two slams. Who will make the Finals and get on the 2015 Toronto Poetry Slam Team?!

Our first Semifinals comes to the Drake Hotel on FRIDAY MARCH 6, featuring Omar Holman from NYC. The competing poets are:

Bambu
Dionne the Bird of Paradise
Trevor Steven Abes
Spin
Mind the Gap
Dagmar Morgan

Hosted by Cathy Petch. $5.

Toronto Poetry Slam's last slam of regular season Feb 21

It's the final slam of the regular season, folks, before our semifinals begin in March!

Head to the Drake Hotel on FEBRUARY 21 for a slam you don't want to miss! Featuring Komi Olaf, doing a set of both live art and poetry.

Hosted by Ian Keteku

Doors 7, sign up 730 show 8pm
$5

Questions? Email infoATtorontopoetryslamDOTcom

Toronto Poetry Slam's last slam of regular season Feb 21

It's the final slam of the regular season, folks, before our semifinals begin in March!

Head to the Drake Hotel on FEBRUARY 21 for a slam you don't want to miss! Featuring Komi Olaf, doing a set of both live art and poetry.

Hosted by Ian Keteku

Doors 7, sign up 730 show 8pm
$5

Questions? Email infoATtorontopoetryslamDOTcom

Our slam returns on a Monday, Feb 9 featuring Sabrina

Our first ever Monday slam! Head to the Drake on Feb 9 for a big slam featuring Sabrina, a member of the championship TPS Team!

Doors 7 signup 730 show 8pm

$5

Hosted by Valentino Assenza

Open mic available too!

Questions? Feedback? Email info AT torontopoetryslam DOT com

Andrea Gibson is featuring at our April 4 Finals and here's how you can get early-bird tickets for $15

Are you ever in for a treat on April 4, 2015...

The incredibly talented poet Andrea Gibson is coming to Toronto while on a world tour, performing at our Toronto Poetry Slam Finals April 4 at the Bloor Cinema!

Early bird tickets are $15 between Jan 23 and Jan 30, 9pmET. After that date, tickets are $20 in advance.

Right now, you can only purchase tickets via PayPal or e-money transfer. For either transaction, please use the email info@torontopoetryslam.com

Note doors are at 7pm, show at 8pm.

Toronto Poetry Slam at the Drake returns Jan 24

We're back at the Drake Hotel on January 24!

You're in for a treat, Toronto, because we have Vancouver's Johnny Macrae rockin the stage at this show.

Remember, doors are always at 7, signup 730, show 8pm.
$5 cover

Hosted by Dave Silverberg

Questions? Email info@torontopoetryslam.com

Our next show is Jan 20 at Supermarket, our CIPS qualifier

Who will represent Toronto at the Canadian Indies, aka Verses, held in Vancouver in April? This slam will find out!

On Tues Jan 20, head to Supermarket (258 Augusta) to watch 12 competitors battle it out in 4 rounds to see who will emerge victorious as the TPS rep going to Vancouver!

$10 cover.

Doors 730pm, show 8pm

Hosted by Brendan McLeod
No open mic

Competitor list will be soon be unveiled.

Questions? Email info@torontopoetryslam.com

Toronto Poetry Slam's first slam of 2015 is Jan 3 featuring Kliggy

Welcome back, slam fans! We're ringin in the New Year with a hot slam on Saturday January 3 at the Drake Hotel, featuring national champ Kliggy!

doors: 7pm
slam/open mic signup: 7:30 pm
Show 8
(Show up ON TIME to sign up. If you're late, there's nothing we can do. No exceptions, sorry!)

> make sure you've got three original poems if you want to slam

Only $5

FEATURING: Kliggy

Kliggy is a spoken word artist, high school teacher and mother of a rambunctious one-year-old. She has been described as having a "warm quirk," which is probably a euphemism for being lovably weird.

Thanks for such an amazing year, TPS fans!

Toronto Poetry Project would like to thank everyone who has made 2014 such a memorable year for poetry slam fans in the city. You've come to our slams at the Drake, supported the champion 2014 TPS Team, attended our workshops, tweeted us, FB'd us, hired our poets to visit your schools, suggested feature poets for us to showcase, volunteered at our events, and oh so much more.

THANK YOU!

We have a lot of fun stuff in store for 2015, including a new website, but we'll announce more on that later. For now, bookmark these dates: Jan 3, Jan 20 and Jan 24!

Toronto Poetry Slam returns Dec 19 @ the Drake Hotel

Toronto Poetry Slam returns for a special Friday night show to end off 2014!

Not only do we have the world champ OpenSecret from Ottawa visiting us at the Drake Hotel Underground. But the closed open mic features the 2014 BAM! Youth Slam Team, rockin our earholes for the first time!

As always, doors at 7, signup 730, show at 8

Hosted by Tanya

$5

Questions? Email info@torontopoetryslam.com

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