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Toronto Poetry Slam

  • 1150 Queen Street West Toronto, ON, M6J 1J3 Canada (map)

The Drake Hotel - 1150 Queen Street West

Our return to the Drake Hotel is made even more special by our guest poet feature - Ayla! Along with her 2017 TPS Team, she won last year's Canadian Festival of Spoken Word.

As always doors at 7 signup to slam/open 730pm and show at 8pm

$7 cover. All ages.

Host TBD.

About our feature poet: Ayla Lefkowitz is a Toronto-based poet, educator and social entrepreneur. Her work is unapologetic and honest, with vulnerability as one of its greatest strengths. Ayla is a 2017 Canadian Festival of Spoken Word champion and published author of her first poetry anthology titled Armour. Outside of performing, Ayla is Co-founder and Co-Executive Director of CANVAS Arts Action Programs, a non-profit organization that educates on gender equity, consent and LGBTQ2S+ inclusion. Through poetry and movement, Ayla uses her platform to challenge stigma about sexual violence, mental health, and armpit hair.

Questions? Email

Earlier Event: November 4
Canadian Storytelling Day in Pickering
Later Event: November 5
R.I.S.E. Poetry Mondays