The Super Bowl of spoken word is coming!
On Saturday April 19, come to the ROYAL CINEMA on College St. to see 8 talented spoken word poets battle it out to make the 2014 Toronto Poetry Slam Team!
The competing poets are:
MultiPurpose Hot Air Machine
The night begins with a very special opening act by the BAM! The (Toronto) Youth Slam Team!
Our guest feature for the evening is none other than JOSHUA BENNETT!
Joshua Bennett hails from Yonkers, NY. He is a third-year doctoral candidate in the English Department at Princeton University, Callaloo Fellow, and, as of this summer, teacher of 8th grade Composition. His poetry has either been published or is forthcoming in Callaloo, Anti-, Tidal Basin Review, Drunken Boat , Storyscape and Muzzle. Joshua has recited his original work at venues such as The Sundance Film Festival, The NAACP Image Awards, and President Obama's Evening of Poetry and Music at The White House. He is also the founding editor of Kinfolks Quarterly. When he is not writing or editing or performing, Joshua enjoys watching Parks And Recreation on Netflix and practicing his free throws. He currently shoots about 62% from the line. He's working on it.
Joshua will be making his Canadian debut!
Hosted by Dave Silverberg
7pm doors. 8pm show. General admission.
No open mic
Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door
Need tix? You can now buy them at:
Play de Record, 357A Yonge St.
A Different Booklist, 746 Bathurst St.
Soundscapes, 572 College ($2 service charge)
If you prefer to pay via online, we accept PayPal and e-transfer payment. If you do an e-transfer though, the cost is $16 per ticket due to bank fees for such transactions.
Email address for both options would be: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is one spoken word show you DO NOT want to miss!