THIS IS THE LAST CHANCE SLAM to attempt to qualify for youth slam playoffs on March 23rd.
Poets who have not qualified yet for playoffs are eligible to compete. However to qualify you need to have competed at least twice during the season and NOT be turning 21 before September 1st. So if you have only 1 qualifying slam under your belt and you want to try out for the team YOU NEED to compete on this night.
The youth slam is open to poets 13-20 years of age.
You will need at least 2 poems to perform in the competition. There is a 3 minute max for your poem/performance. No props, no costumes, no musical accompaniment is allowed. You must be the writer of the poem you perform. No covers. No plagiarism.
We will also have a poetry open mic and a feature performance. Our feature this month is Teeanna Munro
Teeanna Munro, maiden names Phillips King Taylor, is spoken word artist and writer whose work focuses on storytelling as identity, resistance and celebration. Her work has been published in The Great Black North: Contemporary African Canadian Poetry, and Geist Magazine and her performances include The Congress of Black Writers and Artists, National Youth Arts Week, Hogan Alley’s Memorial Poetry Festival, and the Canadian Spoken Word Festival. Words that ignite her spirit are family, oral tradition, heritage, community, preservation, generations, memory, and belonging.
$4 for 18 and under. $6-$10 for 19 and up.
Sign up starts at 7 pm. Show begins by 8 o’clock at the latest.
Please be kind to our door volunteers. They are simply enforcing Cafe Deux Soleils fire code and liquor license obligations. Be patient. Be nice. It is also cash only at the door. We also acknowledge our event takes place on unceded First Nations’ Territory. We also strive to make our events a trans friendly space.
Come and have fun with us.