Annual Comedy Slam returns TUESDAY JULY 22

This annual tradition is going to make your ribs tickle, get your guffawing, hit ya in all the funny bones.

JULY 22 @ Supermarket (258 Augusta)

THE COMEDY SLAM is a two-round spoken word competition where poets are encouraged to perform their comedic pieces. Comedians are welcome too!

Two rounds, cumulative. 12 poets max.
6 poets compete in second round
$5 cover

7pm doors 730pm signup 8pm show

Hosted by David Delisca!

And featuring the comedic stylings of the 2014 Toronto Poetry Slam Team!

On Saturday, we SLAM!

Toronto Poetry Slam returns to the Drake for a hot Saturday night slam, with El Jones making her TPS debut!

July 19 @ the Drake Hotel (1150 Queen St W)

Doors 7, signup 730pm, show 8pm
$5 all night

Open mic to begin the evening (5 slots max)

Hosted by Dave Silverberg

Featuring EL JONES! She is a spoken word activist and teacher. She was the two-time captain of the back-to-back national championship Halifax slam team in 2007 and 2008. El has performed all over Canada, including at the 10th Anniversary All-Star edition of When Sisters Speak in Toronto.

The FUNRAISER you don't want to miss this Thursday July 17

On THURSDAY JULY 17, we present a fundraiser for the Toronto Poetry Slam Team unlike any other...

The Old School TPS Showcase Fundraiser!
Doors 7pm, Show 8pm
@ Supermarket, 268 Augusta Ave
(They have great food, get dinner!)

$10 cover

Whether you're new to the Toronto Poetry Slam scene or have been around for years and miss seeing the poets of yore, this is your chance to see some of the founding members of the community on stage at their finest!

Proceeds from this showcase will go toward sending the members of this year's TPS team to the National Poetry Slam in San Francisco an

Support the TPS Team as they battle it out at SlamTario Friday, Saturday

TPS fans, a special treat awaits you this weekend - the annual Ontario Slam tournament called SlamTario!

The third annual SLAMtario Spoken Word Festival, presented by Cytopoetics and Open Minds Respect Events (OMRE) opens at the Tranzac! Ten teams compete over two days to claim a $500 prize and the title of Ontario Slam Champions in the only provincial slam championship in English Canada.

On Friday, attend a workshop run by Buddy Wakefield

Toronto Poetry Project is proud to present our next writing workshop for established or aspiring writers and spoken word artists...

Facilitated by the incomparable BUDDY WAKEFIELD!

Friday July 4
@ Supermarket (258 Augusta Ave)

The workshop will focus on the needs of the participants as well as craft, intention and detail. The participants should come with any and all questions.
This is largely a Q&A and dialogue, with strong writing guidance suggestions, and time in the last half for in-the-moment feedback and coaching on performance and poetry.

On Sunday we SLAM!

This Sunday June 29, get ready for a hot hot show of spoken word action, featuring the one and only Buddy Wakefield from Seattle

Drake Hotel Underground @ 1150 Queen St W.
Doors 7, signup 730pm, show 8pm
$5 cover

Hosted by Dave Silverberg

Don't arrive late, poetry fans, because we expect a good crowd for this slam!

The feature Buddy Wakefield is the three-time world champion spoken word artist featured on NPR, the BBC, HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, and most recently signed to Ani DiFranco’s Righteous Babe Records.

A TPS show you don't want to miss because we're going old school

Time to book off in advance a date you'll want to circle - nay, double circle - on your calendar.

On THURSDAY JULY 17, we present a fundraiser for the Toronto Poetry Slam Team unlike any other...

Introducing The Old School TPS Showcase Fundraiser!
Doors 7pm, Show 8pm
Location: Supermarket, 268 Augusta Ave, Toronto

Whether you're new to the Toronto Poetry Slam scene or have been around for years and miss seeing the poets of yore, this is your chance to see some of the founding members of the community on stage at their finest!

Our next slam rocks the Drake June 15

Time to circle your calendar, slam fans. June 15 is our next Toronto Poetry Slam, featuring the incredible female poet V from Ottawa!

Doors 7pm, signup 730pm, show 8pm
$5 cover night

More details at our FB event invite:
https://www.facebook.com/events/241122986084957/

On Tuesday night, we GEEK SLAM it up

Got plans on TUESDAY MAY 27?

Now you do.

Toronto Poetry Project's annual GEEK SLAM invites all poets to compete in a two-round slam with geeky poetry.

On Saturday, we SLAM!

Our poetry slam returns on SATURDAY MAY 24 with another hot hot night of spoken word action.

@ the Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St. W.

Doors 7, signup 730pm, show 8
$5 all night
Open mic as well!

This time, we're excited to feature one of Ottawa's best, Nathanaël Larochette aka Sir Realist!

Nathanaël Larochette aka Sir Realist is an Ottawa-area spoken word poet and musician.