The Rouge Poetry SLAM Finals was intense! Poets were spitting fire and the Artery was jam packed with poetry lovers! The 2012 Edmonton Poetry Slam Team has been decided:
Alt. Sara Al Souqi
This Tuesday, May 1 @ 8pm at Rouge Lounge, come and meet your team as they share the poems that lead them to victory on the finals stage.
We will also be welcoming back Colin Matty and Ahmed Ali from representing the City of Champs at the Vancouver Indies.
Door: $5. Proceeds go to support the Edmonton Slam Team as they will be heading to Saskatoon this October.
See you all there!
I would like to start off by saying thank you, a thousand times. Over and over again.
The slam became more than we anticipated. Not only have you stuck with us, but you have continued
to support us through thick and thin.
It was unfortunate for those who couldn’t find a seat.
As we continue to grow, we will do our best to accommodate the growth.
Thank you on behalf of everyone from the Breath In Poetry collective.
Also, we would like to thank the Edmonton Poetry Festival.
The Slams were absolutely fantastic. The audience enjoyed every second of it. Finger snaps could be heard
like rain drops across the packed yet surprisingly cool room.
Minds were altered, no pun intended.
Poets brought a serious caliber of poetry.
But we understand that only 5 will be representing Edmonton
Thank you to all the poets
The Winners in order are
2012 Edmonton Slam Champion – Colin Matty
2nd Place – Kathryn
3rd place – Madgine
4th place – Liam Coady
5th place – Sara
This Tuesday we will be at Rouge Lounge like every other Tuesday.
We have Sense-Say coming through to spit some knowledge.
On May 15th we have our Cypher Slam happening.
Thanks again family,
Blessings and love
THIS Tuesday night the Rouge Poetry SLAM series will come to a close at the SLAM FINALS!
In collaboration with the Edmonton Poetry Festival, we bring you an intense night of spoken word poetry as 9 poets battle it out for 4 spots (+1 alternate) on the 2012 Edmonton Poetry Slam Team that will defend our championship at the 2012 Canadian Festival of Spoken Word in Saskatoon.
Along with making the team, the winning poets will also get a chance at some sweet cash prizes!
1st Place – $200
2nd Place – $150
3rd Place – $100
4th Place – $50
Slam Finals will also feature the incredible Brendan Mcleod all the way from Vancouver and will kick off with a Youth Feature from some of Edmonton rising poets!
We hope to see you all there to cheer on your favorite poets and to determine which team will represent the city of champions at nationals this year!
Below is the official list of poets who will be in our finals on Tuesday @ 8pm at the Artery (9535 Jasper Avenue)
Our Rouge Poetry SLAM series is drawing to a close which means our SLAM FINALS is just around the corner.
On Tuesday, April 24th, our 9 finalists will battle it out for 4 spots (+1 alternate) on the 2012 Edmonton Poetry Slam Team that will represent our city at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word in Saskatoon.
Come out to cheer on your favorite poets or for an opportunity to judge the competition! The night will open with a feature of Edmonton’s rising stars in our Edmonton Youth Showcase. Young poets will take to the stage to showcase their work. This is how we keep storytelling alive in our city!
We will also be featuring Brendan Mcleod on this special night!
Brendan McLeod is a writer and musician based out of Vancouver. His first novel, The Convictions of Leonard McKinley, was longlisted for the 2008 Re:Lit Award for fiction. His first play, The Big Oops, recently premiered as part of his curatorship in residence at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre. His music group The Fugitives was nominated for a 2007 Canadian Folk Music Award. As a poet and oral storyteller, he has performed over 400 shows in the past 5 years. He is a former Canadian SLAM poetry champion and World SLAM runner-up. He teaches spoken word at Langara College.
Doors at 8pm – $5
*Slammers must arrive NO LATER than 7:30pm. Late arrival will result in disqualification
At the Artery (9535 Jasper Ave)
The evening is presented by the Breath in Poetry Collective (BIP) in collaboration with the Edmonton Poetry Festival (http://www.edmontonpoetryfestival.com/) bring you the Rouge Poetry SLAM Finals.
Check out:http://breathinpoetry.wordpress.com/slamrules/ for the rules.
See you there!
Join us at Rouge Lounge (10111 117Street) for the Rouge Poetry SLAM featuring Loh El.
Come out and support some of Edmonton’s finest poets as they battle it out for a shot at our Rouge Poetry Finals and ultimately the 2012 Edmonton Poetry Slam Team.
SLAM @ 8pm