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DEAD POET - Holiday Edition

  • 876 Dundas Street West Toronto, Ontario M6J 1V7 (map)

Mây - 876 Dundas Street West, Toronto

Blank Canvas keeps your energy charged with Dead Poet, our spoken word and open mic monthly inside May Cafe.

Submerge yourself into a vibrant space of poets, musicians, DJs, artists, curators, stylists, dancers and more vibes with performances.

For our HOLIDAY EDITION: We're getting together to donate Non-Perishable items, Feminine hygiene products art supplies and warm clothing for people in need.

THEME: ALL STYLE All-style, it's an open concept so no themes just bring the heat whether that be Poetry, Music, or Dance Performance!

Sounds by:

  • Abscvnd
  • Dom Dias
  • Vaughan *Special Guest

10 Early Bird Slots available (Read all submission details below) 10 Open Mic Performance Slots available at the door!

Curated by: Just John / @justjohnforreal

Hosted by: Cheffy / @itscheffy

Videography: @energyproducer

*Early Bird Dead Poet Submission: with the track you're looking to perform + 1 sentence about the message behind your work and how it relates to the theme. Note: Attaching a video of you performing live strengthens your submission.

*NOTE Any MUSIC submissions will need to be sent to this email prior for review! | DEADLINE is Dec. 3rd at 11:59 pm to get your submissions in.

*NOTE for Musicians, Only submit if you know you will be available on Dead Poet's Event Day. Every spot counts!


  • Poets have the option to perform any poem from their catalogue for this Dead Poet.

You can submit through our Early Bird Process or wait until the door opens to get on the list.

*NOTE: Not all Early Bird Submissions will be accepted but will be until we fill our short list.

*Dead Poet Door List is first come, first serve so arrive right at doors to secure a general spot on the Dead Poet List

  • If you're not within the theme guidelines you will not be able to perform.

Doors: 9:00pm


All Donations will go to Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention (Black CAP) .

$5 if you donate 2 non-perishable items or any Feminine hygiene products, art supplies or warm clothing.

$10 General Admission | 19+

Earlier Event: December 8
When Brothers Speak
Later Event: December 9
BOUND Book Arts Fair