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


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!


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.


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


“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


Occasional explicit language