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Toronto Poetry Slam

Toronto Poetry Slam

October 23 at 8pm

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One of Toronto’s largest poetry showcases returns for a fourth Festival appearance. This high-energy slam is a presentation in two parts: a performance by award-winning Nova Scotia author and artist Andre Fenton, along with a competition between some of Toronto’s most engaging spoken-word artists. The host for the evening is Ian Keteku. Lean in and let your snaps be heard. Presented in partnership with Toronto Poetry Project.

This event will take place on Zoom. Your Zoom link will be emailed to you 24-hours prior to the event. Once registered, you will also have access to the link directly on this page at 6:45pm ET.

This event will be presented live and will only be available for viewing in real-time.

Want to perform?

Toronto Poetry Project has reserved 60% of the slam spots for members of the BIPOC community. To sign up:

  1. Show up on Zoom between 7-7:15pm ET on October 23, 2020. If more than 12 poets show up, there may be a draw at 7:15 ET. Latecomers are not guaranteed a spot.
  2. We will need: Your name, stage name (if you have one), if you identify as Black and/or Indigenous, your pronouns, the place you live, your email (if you would like to be added to our email list and to follow up on sending you the prize money), social media handles (if you are willing for us to post about you), and let us know if you are OK being recorded.
  3. Sound check will be until 7:45 ET. For accessibility, please ensure you have good audio capabilities. We suggest you create a google doc to share with your poem in it (also in case you have a glitch during your performance). Not a requirement, but will be helpful.

The slam is two rounds, 12 poets in Round One and the top 6 poets move on to Round Two (three minute limit per poem). The winning poet will get a cash prize of $250 CAD and an invitation to perform at TIFA 2021!

This video may contain strong language. Discretion is advised.

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Fenton, Andre - Annaka



Toronto Poetry Slam

October 23 at 8pm


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