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Toronto Poetry Slam Semifinals #2

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

The Drake Hotel - 1150 Queen Street West, Toronto

The playoffs continue with our final Semifinals show before our huge Finals event. Semifinals #2 features 8 poets battling to be the top four poets moving on to Finals PLUS we have a very special guest gracing our stage.

Jeremy Loveday is an award-winning spoken word poet and 3X Victoria Poetry Slam Champion. Jeremy speaks powerfully and without pretense on social and environmental justice issues. His work has been featured on Upworthy, Huffington Post, CBC, and in Claudia; one of Brazil`s largest magazines. His videopoem Masks Off - A Challenge to Men has been viewed close to a million times, been translated into 6 languages and has been utilized in classrooms and by advocacy campaigns around the world. Jeremy is the Founder and Director of Victorious Voices youth spoken word festival and the creator of the Victoria Youth Poet Laureate program, the first of its kind in Canada. Jeremy was elected to Victoria City Council in 2014, where he fights to make Victoria more affordable, sustainable, and vibrant.

The competing poets are:

Xavier, AG, d_tha_poet, Spin El Poeta, Bobbi Dare, Kevin, Michael McNeil, Lamia Firasta

Hosted by Rahul Gupta

Earlier Event: January 20
The Oakville Literary Café
Later Event: January 20
The Launch of Black Writers Matter