You definitely do not want to miss this! The top 9 poets from each of our qualifying slams will go to battle for the 5 spots that will make up our first ever Edmonton Poetry Slam Team!!!
It’s going to be the best spoken word you will see in Edmonton..period! Be there or be very upset on Friday!!
and Nina who qualified last night at the Last Chance Slam!!
The ARTery (9535 Jasper Avenue)
Doors at 7pm SLAM starts at 8pm sharp!
We are so close to the end of our slam series, and so close to finally picking the first team that will represent the city of Edmonton at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word this year! Tonight is the last chance to qualify for a spot at Finals on Thursday, April 22nd @ The Artery (9535 Jasper Avenue).
Poets are encouraged to bring their best stuff as only ONE poet will qualify tonight! Hope to see you all there. Rouge Lounge, doors/signup @ 8pm, SLAM @ 9pm
Our very own Notebook Nick was recently featured on iNews 880′s blog “Get to know an Edmontonian” as well as their local news radio show. Here’s the link for the blog post about it, and an in depth profile of Nick: http://www.inews880.com/Blogs/BrittneyLeBlanc/BlogEntry.aspx?BlogEntryID=10108450
This week is going to be packed with all kinds of poetic goodness. Monday, April 19th kicks off The Edmonton Poetry Festival!! A full week of poetry all around the city! Be sure to check them out for all the details! http://www.edmontonpoetryfestival.com
Tuesday, April 20th @ Rouge Lounge: It’s the LAST CHANCE SLAM. This is for all the poets who still want a shot at being on the first ever Edmonton Slam Team. This is your last chance to qualify for finals!! Only one poet will qualify so come with your best stuff! Signup at 8pm, SLAM starts at 9pm
Thursday, April 22nd @ The ARTery(9535 Jasper Avenue): This year, the Breath In Poetry Collective has joined hands with The Edmonton Poetry Festival to bring the FINAL SLAM to the festival stage. All the top poets from each qualifying slam, will go head to head for the 5 spots on the team.
Your poets are:
The 9th poet will be determined on Tuesday, April 20th.
DO NOT MISS IT!! Show starts at 8pm! Do not be late, it’s going to be a packed house!! Check out the Rouge Poetry Slam tab for all the details!
Check out the pics from last Tuesday at Rouge! As usual the poets came out to share their hearts and r&b powerhouse Jayne Doe came through to close us out in style!
Join us at Rouge Lounge for your weekly installment of spoken word and music! We’ve got musical guest Jayne Doe coming through to bring the house down! Show @ 9pm See you all tomorrow!!
Last Tuesday’s slam was definitely one for the books. Rouge Lounge was absolutely packed with poetry lovers eager to hear what our slammers had to throw down. Poets Marlon, Greg, Ben, Amit, Andy and Evan came through to battle for 2 of the 3 remaining spots in our Rouge Poetry Slam finals on April 22nd. In the end Amit was crowned champion, sweeping the competition with perfect scores in the first and second round. In second place was Marlon who came with some heat as well. Both Amit and Marlon will move on to the Rouge poetry Finals, leaving only one more spot to be claimed at the Last Chance Slam on April 20th. Who’s it going to be?
As always Dj Hazel Eyez kept us grooving with the hits and our photo’s are courtesy of our in house photographer Kemster Photography
Check out the pics!
With only 2 qualifying slams left, tonight’s slam is going to be ridiculous! 6 poets will battle it out for 2 of the 3 remaining spots in our finals.
Seriously…don’t miss it!
Rouge poetry was lovely as always last Tuesday. We got t-shirts! You gotta come by Rouge Lounge every Tuesday to pick one up!
Tomorrow night Rouge Poetry Slam, it’s the second last slam before the finals…do not get left behind! See you tomorrow!!
Pictures courtesy of our resident photographer Kemster!