TICKETS NOW ON SALE FOR CANADIAN FESTIVAL OF SPOKEN WORD OCTOBER 11 to 15
Single tickets and festival passes now available at various Toronto outlets for national poetry competition
Advance tickets for the 2011 Canadian Festival of Spoken Word (CFSW) featuring performance poetry from across the country are now available for purchase at select outlets in downtown Toronto and via online purchase.
Beginning immediately, tickets to the CFSW Finals taking place at Metro United Church on Oct 15 and Semi Finals at the Royal Cinema on Oct 14 are available for $20 and $15 re
What ya doing SATURDAY SEPT 24? Want to check out the hottest poetry slam in all these lands? Then go to the Drake Hotel Underground (1150 Queen St.
(First press release of many about the CFSW...spread the word, especially to any media buddies you got)
Toronto Poetry Project and Spoken Word Canada (SPOCAN) are proud to present the 2011 Canadian Festival of Spoken Word (CFSW) taking place Oct 11 to 15 in various venues in downtown Toronto. This annual festival features the top talent in the national spoken word community.
Poets from Victoria to Halifax will take part in Toronto for he country's largest spoken word festival. In the evening, 20 poetry slam teams will compete in spoken word competitions known as poetry slams.
Toronto Poetry Slam - the city's largest monthly spoken word competition - returns SATURDAY AUGUST 27 at the Drake Hotel (1150 Queen St. W)
Doors 7pm, show at 8pm. Poets, sign up at 730pm.
No guarantee you can rock the mic. Only 12 slots available.
Hosted by Dave Silverberg
Featuring the awesome 2011 GUELPH SEMANTIC SLAM TEAM, and on Aug 27 you'll get a taste of poetry from Macer, Mathew Dryden, Sean Richards, David James Hudson, Fannon, and Meme Smith!
Here's the Facebook invite:
See ya Aug. 27!
BAM! Continues into the summer months with another kickass slam!
Head to the Central (603 Markham St) on WEDNESDAY JULY 13 for a high-energy spoken word competition you won't soon forget!
Last month was packed so I suggest you get there early to get a seat and sign up. The slam list gets capped at 12, and we were over capacity last time :) Sign up is at 7 for the slam (ages 12-19) and the all ages open mic.
$5 at the door, hosted by PAN
This month, we're featuring members of the TPS Team - Eytan Crouton, David Delisca, Cathy Petch, with special guest Electric Jon!
July 30. The Drake. Poetry and performance. Open mic madness. Free condoms. Maybe.
$5 all night. 7pm doors. Don't be late, it gets packed.
Featuring Dave Perez from San Jose. He's a really nice guy. And his poetry will melt your eyes.
Until then, poetry nerds!
What an Anything Goes Slam. On May 28 Toronto Poetry Slam hosted its annual break-the-rules slams, where poets are encouraged to wear costumes, use props, do covers, go as wild as their imagination will take them.
And the poets stretched their boundaries, to varying degrees. Dave Silverbeg - the usual host of TPS - decided to outfit his ode to Natalie Portman with 28 photos displayed on the Drake projection screen, timed perfectly. We were treated to sick beats for Eytan Crouton's raps, and The Draft busted out his djembe drum for nice background to a story poem.
We are pleased to announce the Toronto Poetry Slam for 2011 (although 100% confirmation still hasta take place)
Eytan Crouton - grand champ
alt: Cathy Petch
It was a wildly awesome night at Hugh's on Friday, with all the poets bringing their A-game and some topnotch poetry. But when it was all said and one, the top poets were Eytan (who rocked his iPhone pieces), Boski (he always double-fisted beers when he took the stage), Lip Balm (no one will forget his revolving doors analogy) and David Delisca (his new piece killed!).
We want to thank you for checking out the new TorontoPoetrySlam.com, home to our monthly spoken word events happening across Toronto. This site has info about Toronto Poetry Slam, BAM! Toronto Youth Slam, our history, and lots more.