Rouge Poetry SLAM FINALS – Tuesday, April 24 @ 8pm – The Artery (9535 Jasper Avenue)

Hello Family!

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 ( bring you the Rouge Poetry SLAM Finals.

Check out: for the rules.

See you there!