Guess what? No, Monday has not been incorporated into the weekend. You would just end up hating Tuesdays, and Tuesdays are Poetry nights. We can’t have that.
The 2012 Slams are here!!! And they have arrived sooner than expected. Usually, we began the Slams in February after taking a seasonal break. However, this year the Slams start much earlier to give poets a greater chance at becoming part of the 2012 Edmonton Poetry Slam Team.
The dates are as follow:
NOTE: Dates have been adjusted so please pay close attention!
November 15 -Slam
November 29th – Slam
Winter Break December 6th – January 24th
January 31st – Slam
February 14th – Slam
February 28st – Slam
March 13th – Slam
March 27 – Slam
April 10th – Slam
Also, we have some great features lined up for the remainder of this year and throughout the 2012 season.
Features such as Edmonton’s Poet Laureate, Moe Clark and many more. You will not be disappointed.
The Winners of the 2012 Slam Team will go to Saskatoon to defend Edmonton’s 2011 CFSW Championship Title.
If you were not already aware, Mary Pinkoski, Ahmed Ali, Collin Matty and Liam Coady went to Toronto to compete in the 2011 Canadian Festival of Spoken Word against 19 other teams and came back home as CFSW Champions. If you didn’t already know, now you know….
Click this link for an article written by Metro City of Poetic Champions
If you have any questions or concerns please address them to Breathinpoetry@gmail.com
Have a safe Halloween and a blessed week.
Check out what Metro had to say about Team Edmonton – 2011 Canadian Festival of Spoken Word Champions!!!
Hey poetry lovers,
So, another book launch eh?
No, not just another book launch, this one is so special.
So, it’s different!
John Leppard launches…
With Very Special Guests : THE RAVING POETS BAND
Yes, the same groovin’ cats who brought you over ten years of verse and vibe. Back for a return engagement! Do not miss this chance to experience their cool soundscapes that evoke just about any darn thing you can imagine. There will be a second half open mic for some fortunate versifiers, so come prepared with your words of gold!
Thursday, October 20
9535 Jasper Avenue
The address is somewhat deceptive because…the back door on 101A Avenue is actually the front door. There is angle parking across 101 A Ave. and some along the avenue itself. There is also metered parking on Jasper Ave. which is free after 6 pm
Now wouldn’t it be fine if we could all get together and have a real going goofbang together with everybody sweet and fine and agreeable, no hassles, no infant rise of protest or body woes misconceptualized or sumpin? Jack Kerouac
We celebrate the return of the 2011 Canadian Festival of Spoken Word Champions, TEAM EDMONTON!!
In only our second year at the national festival, team Edmonton competed with 19 teams from cities across Canada and will bring home the Championship trophy TONIGHT!
Join us as we welcome the team: Mary Pinkoski, Ahmed Ali, Colin Matty and Liam Cody and recap the amazing poems and moments that lead to the victory.
Rouge Lounge (10111 117street) Doors @ 8:30pm, Show @ 9:00pm
The Breath In Poetry Collective is so proud to welcome home TEAM EDMONTON as the 2011 Canadian Festival of Spoken Word Champions!!!
In only our second year competing at the national festival, team Edmonton showed poets from 19 teams representing cities across Canada, why we are called the City of Champions.
This Tuesday night, join us at Rouge Poetry for a special evening with your favorite poets, 2011 Canadian Festival of Spoken Word Champions: Mary Pinkoski, Ahmed Ali, Colin Matty and Liam Cody as we recap the amazing poems and moments that lead to this great victory.
Come down to Rouge Lounge (10111 117street) and show some love to the amazing poets that put the City of Edmonton on the nationals stage in a major way!
Doors @ 8:30pm, Show @ 9:00pm