Venue:  Mahtay Cafe
Time:  Saturday 7:30pm
Category:  Theatre + Spoken Word, Interactive + Workshops
City of Origin:  St. Catharines ON
PricePWYC or Festival Pass

Snapshot:

This showcase will feature talented local poets in a dynamic audience-interactive performance that will show first hand what makes our monthly event a hit!

About:

Formed by a collective of local spoken word poets, dedicated audience members and community partners the St. Catharines Poetry Slam provides a monthly platform for poets.

Speaking their truth on an open-mic, pushing themselves to develop as artists and engaging other artists in the competitive rounds of the slam local poets show off their lyrical prowess to a packed, rowdy audience who then judge and rank their work and crown a monthly winner. The most successful poets each season have had the opportunity to represent the city of St. Catharines at provincial and nationally recognized Spoken Word Festivals.

Artists:

Jaimie Godard
Twiggy Starblade
Korey McDermott
Sarah Burgess
Blue Jay
OneLove
Stephanie Forcier
Lindsay Jack Brauweiler
Kathleen Driscoll

Praise:

“They clap, snap their fingers in a collective show of support, and cheer at the end…At a poetry slam, that’s what they’re there to do. It’s interactive and you never know what you’re going to get.” [Therapy Through Lyrical Art] by Dan Dakin

St. Catharines Standard: October 5, 2014

Warnings:

Occasional explicit language