Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema - 506 Bloor Street West, Toronto
Our Super Bowl of spoken word is coming Feb 23 and wow are we excited for this show! Not only are we starring 8 Finalist poets to compete to be on the Toronto Poetry Slam Team but we also are featuring Saul Williams, a spoken word legend!
AND we're showcasing the incredible BAM! Youth Slam Team to open the show.
AND AND we are excited to announce co-hosts for Finals - Ian Keteku and Charlie C Petch!
Competing poets (in no particular order):
SPIN El Poeta, Gavin Russell, AG, d_tha_poet, Prince, Sulva, Nells, Michael McNeil
About our feature poet from NYC: Saul Williams has been breaking ground since his debut album, Amethyst Rock Star, was released in 2001 and executive produced by Rick Rubin. After gaining global fame for his poetry and writings at the turn of the century, Williams has performed in over 30 countries and read in over 300 universities, with invitations that have spanned from the White House, the Sydney Opera House, Lincoln Center, The Louvre, The Getty Center, Queen Elizabeth Hall, to countless, villages, townships, community centers, and prisons across the world. The Newburgh, New York native gained a BA from Morehouse and an MFA from Tisch, and has gone on to record with Nine Inch Nails and Allen Ginsburg, as well as countless film and television appearances.