SpoCan Member Series List - Aug 2017
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PROVINCECITYSHOWLAST UPDATEDDAYVENUECONTACTEMAILEMAIL 2PHONEON THE WEBNOTESORGANIZING TEAMWhat can SpoCan do for you?How are you fundedFeature pay
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ALBERTACalgaryThe Single Onion3rd ThursdaysUBU Bistro 610 1 St SWErin Dingle eaa_dingle@hotmail.comwww.singleonion.com
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CalgaryInk Spot CollectiveAug 2017Last Monday (4th or 5th)Wino's- Basement Cellar. 811 First St. SWKatherine Penhale + Cobra Collinstheinkspotcollective@gmail.comkatherine.penhale@gmail.com, cobra.j.collins@gmail.comhttps://www.facebook.com/inkspotyyc/Katherine Penhale + Cobra CollinsAOC- could provide ways to have self-care workshops. how to handle people off stage who have said something oppressivedoorno. volunteer local features. $ for next season?
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CalgaryFlywheel Reading SeriesEvery 2nd ThursdayPages Books On Kensington 1135 Kensington Rd NWMegan Doraty and Natalie Simpson flywheel@fillingstation.cahttp://www.fillingstation.ca/flywheel
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EdmontonBreath-In PoetryAug 2017Tuesdays (7-9pm)The Nook Cafe, 10153 97 Street Ahmed Knowmadicbreathinpoetry@gmail.comliampoetcoady@gmail.com(780) 802-3384www.Breathinpoetry.comAhmed would like us to focus more on spreading Spoken Word in canada and less on slam/rules/regulations. Ahmed. TitilopeProvide a template, ideas, workshops for teaching spoken word, going into schools, etc.! This would be great.
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BRITISH COLUMBIANelsonNelson Poetry Slam2nd SundaysSelfDesign High 402 Victoria St (upstairs)NelPS Grand Council nelsonpoetryslam@gmail.comhttp://www.facebook.com/groups/nelsonpoetryslam/?ref=ts&fref=ts
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VancouverVancouver Poetry SlamAug 2017MondaysCafe Deux Soleils 2096 Commercial DriveJillian Christmasjillian.christmas@gmail.comhello@vancouverpoetryhouse.com604 505 1369www.vancouverpoetryhouse.comMostly sold-out shows and a lot of diversity in the features and competitors. We have something called the century challenge in which poets try to slam a hundred poems in a row with no repeats. Currently there's 25 poets going for it. Our slamathon is coming up too. That's a 12-hour poetry reading and people pay or raise $2/min to perform. Great community event. Also, we revived the safe space committee this year so that's good too.Duncan/volunteers for shows. Exec council for decisions about the seriesnothing atmdoor, merch, grants$125, 20-5 mins
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VancouverSlam UBCJuly 20172nd & 4th Tuesdays (Sept to April - loosely)Benny's Bagels 2505 West BroadwayMariah Dearubcslampoetry@gmail.comhttp://slamubc.wordpress.com/
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VictoriaVic Slam/Tongues of Fire open micAug 2017Wednesday weeklyCaffe Fantastico, Quadra Village 965 Kings RdRose Jangvppdirector@gmail.comvictoriapoetryproject.caAlternating slam & open mic, Sept to May CCA grant for features, door money to team/cfswFeature pay $125 + $50 travel for out-of-towners
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Powell RiverPower River SlamSonia Zagwynszagwyn@powellriverlibrary.ca
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SurreySlamapaloozaAug 20173rd Thursday (sometimes changes)Grassroots Cafe, Kwantlen Surrey Campus Simon Masseyslamapaloozakpu@gmail.comFacebook group20-40 turnout. Finals at end of juneSimon. runs under the Creative Writing Club. Shayne does marketingemail listfunded from student union$250
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MANITOBAWinnipegWinnipeg Poetry SlamAug 2017Wednesdays (Jan to Jun)Handsome DaughterLarysa Musikwinnipegpoetryslamboard@gmail.comwinnipegpoetryslam.com$150
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WinnipegCentral SlamJuly 2017Good Will Social Club 625 Portage Avenue R3G 0M5Mona Musainfo@thepoetmona.com Mason.kanne@gmail.com204 951 5948http://www.centralslam.comfeels like picking up pieces of Steve Curry fallout. lots of political ?s coming upMona + Uli. Mike J helping out$200 registration fee for CFSW/ $100 goes to SpoCan for legal feesnone @ the door
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NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADORSt. John'sThe RockRusty said they aren't activeMonica Squires
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NOVA SCOTIAHalifaxWord Iz Bond presents SPEAK!Aug 20173rd ThursdaysGrad House, Dalhousie UniversityRebecca Thomas/ Andre FentonRebeccaleathomas@gmail.comandre.fenton@live.cawordizbondcollective.org
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SW ONTARIO aka The CircuitHamiltonThe HYP SlamJuly 20173rd Sundays126 James St North, ArtFormsNea Reid hamiltonyouthpoets@gmail.comhttp://burlingtonslam.wordpress.com/hypslam-hamilton-youth-poetry-slam/To book The Circuit your
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BurlingtonBurlington Slam ProjectJuly 20173rd ThursdaysBlack Bull Tavern 1124 Guelph LineTomy Bewick project2tomy@gmail.comburlingtonslam.wordpress.comproject2tomy@gmail.com
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LondonLondon Poetry SlamJuly 20173rd FridaysLondon Music Club 470 Colborne StHolly Painterlondonpoetryslam@gmail.comwww.londonpoetryslam.caLondon Arts Council$125
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GuelphGuelph Poetry SlamJuly 20173rd SaturdaysThe e-bar (41 Quebec St)Beth Anne Fischer & Truth Is... guelphspokenword@gmail.com, Bethanne@guelphspokenword.comtruthisellipsis@guelphspokenword.comwww.guelphspokenword.com
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ONTARIOOttawaCapital SlamMay 2017Every SaturdayMercury LoungeJanice Shivkumarottawapoetrycollective@gmail.comrustypriske@rogers.comhttp://capitalslam.wordpress.comAs of January, CapSlam will happen every Saturday. 2nd, 4th & 5th Saturday features are not guaranteed, but may be available.
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OttawaUrban LegendsJuly 20171st & 3rd TuesdayLive on Elgin (220 Elgin St)Panos Argyropoulos and Khaleefa Hamdan urbanlegendspoetry@gmail.comhttp://www.facebook.com/urbanlegendspoetry
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OttawaOttawa Youth Poetry Slam3rd MondaysPressed Cafe, 750 Gladstone AveSarah Ruszalahttp://www.facebook.com/groups/184404624911409/
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Lanark CountyLIPSJuly 2017Tammy & Beth Schillinglanarklips@hotmail.comcoyotedreamer22@hotmail.com
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KingstonhiatusQueen's U runs a seriesWinona Linn & Raissa Simonenona.linn@gmail.comOn hiatus
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PeterboroughPeterborough Poetry SlamAug 20174 ThursdaysThe Spill 414 George St NJon Hedderwickpeterboroughpoetryslam@gmail.com 705 875 4239http://www.facebook.com/PtboPoetrySlamPSCollective: Sasha, Danny Tarowill bring the question to the collectivemanage without grants. $5 or pwyc at door$200
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TorontoToronto Poetry SlamJuly 2017often changes, should be the 2nd Sunday, 4th SaturdayThe Drake Underground 1150 Queen St WDave Silverberg info@torontopoetryslam.com416 312 3865www.torontopoetryslam.comDave, Cathy Petch, AGinsburg, TNeumeyer, Rahul Gupta, Ian Keteku, Patrick de Belen, a few people stepped down for the momentmore frequent updates, CFSW updates. How things went at CIPS, etc.
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TorontoRoots LoungeAug 20173rd SundayA Different Booklist, 779 Bathurst Street Dwayne Morgandmorgan@upfromtheroots.cakyle.patrick.debelen@gmail.comupfromtheroots.ca
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Richmond HillSpeaker Box (formerly YorkSlam)Aug 20173rd WednesdaysFalcon & Firkin 10300 Yonge Street, Richmond HillSterling Dillingersterlingdillinger@gmail.com905 751 5908www.yorkslam.comHas a youth slam, but it is complicated to manage. No youth team, kids didn't stick around. Working on the senior teamKaren Au, Shawna Dimintry, Edward MartinCreate a document that includes: answers all of the questions. Slam as a business, as a charity, scoring systemsGrant from RH: Mayor's endowment fund. $1000
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MississaugaWE FLIP TABLES! (SaugaSlam)2nd/4th ThursdaysCuchulainn's Irish Pub. 158 Queen St. SMatt "Lip Balm" Miller / Brent "Same Difference"mpham@wefliptables.casamediff@wefliptables.cawefliptables.cadeathmatch format for most showsMatt, The POE, Brenthelp with promoting summer slam? not at the momentVenue gives them $! special occasions
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BramptonBrampton City Poetry (Shurshot Entertainment)Hydaway Restaurant & Bar at 120 Advance Blvd L6T 4J4Jennifer Greigshurshotenter@gmail.comhttps://www.facebook.com/events/1626383740975036/
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Kitchener-WaterlooKW Poetry SlamAug 20171st SaturdayCafe Pyrus, 16 Charles St W, KitchenerJanice Lee kwpoetryslam@gmail.combeth.murch@gmail.com519-616-9266www.kwpoetryslam.comJanice, Beth, Bashar$200
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BrantfordBrant RantBarb Day (Jaded)bckarmstrong@sympatico.ca
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St. CatharinesSt. Catharines Poetry SlamAug 20171st FridaysMahtay Cafe 241 Saint Paul St KT Job/Jaimie Godardstcathpoetryslam@gmail.comthisisjaimie@hotmail.comhttps://www.facebook.com/stcathpoetryslamgoing to start workshops, non-slam stuff. gaining more volunteers
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WindsorWindsor Poetry SlamAug 20174th TuesdayPhog LoungeMatt Loebloebmatt@gmail.com604-360-8322www.windsorpoetryslam.comSkype: matt.loeb37
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QUEBECMontrealThrow Poetry Collective SlamAug 20171st SundayLe Divan Orange 4234 St. Laurent BlvdRabbit Richards/Emily Carson-Apsteinchase.runrabbitrun@gmail.com, ecarson.apstein@gmail.comhttp://throwpoetrycollective.wordpress.com9 years and runningRabbit Richards, Emily Carson-Apstein, MCC, Chris MassonAudience ($5 students, $7 non)$125
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MontrealWired on Words & Music3rd SundaysCasa del Popolo 4873 St. Laurent BlvdIan Ferrier thepoetwholives@gmail.comwww.wordsandmusicshow.com
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SherbrookeSlam du Tremplin1st ThursdaysSalle le Tremplin 95 Wellington SFrank Pouleinfo@slamdutremplin.comwww.slamdutremplin.com
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SherbrookeFestival du Texte CourtLast Weekend of MayVariousSophie Jeukens sophie@maisondesartsdelaparole.comfesticourt.org
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MontrealMADSlamKym Dominique-FergusonFerguson@madpoetix.com
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SASKATCHEWANReginaRegina Word Up!Aug 20172nd & 4th FridaysCreative City Centre 1834 Hamilton StCat Abensteincabenstein@gmail.comreginawordup@gmail.comhttp://www.facebook.com/groups/212396605505778/?ref=ts&fref=tsstarting a youth series. communicating with Isaac for tidbitsNot at the momentDept. of Canadian Heritage, Canada Arts Presentation Fund & CCA$150+100 travel
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ReginaThe Vertigo SeriesOne Monday per monthCrave Kitchen + Wine Bar 1925 Victoria AveTara Dawn Solheim vertigoseries@gmail.comvertigoreadingseries.wordpress.comWhich Monday depends on venue availability and other shows in town. Contact Tara for details
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SaskatoonTonight It's PoetryAug 2017SundaysAmigo's Cantina, 806 Dufferin AvenueBrendan Flaherty tonight.its.poetry@gmail.comwww.tonightitspoetry.com250-300 at finalsIsaac stepping down in June. prob Danielle taking over as ED. Board = decision making body for series, host, take doornothing for TIPs. As artist, it would be great to have a national circuit/network of spoken word as education. Develop acccessible resources.
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NORTHWEST TERRITORIESYellowknifeYK SlamJacq Brassyellowknifeslam@gmail.com
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