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UTSC Black History Month Poetry Slam

  • 1265 Military Trail SL- 157 Toronto, Ontario M1C 1A4 (map)

UTSC Department of Student Life and International Student Centre

1265 Military Trail SL- 157, Toronto

Celebrate Black History Month through the art of spoken word and slam poetry, and compete for a chance to win cash prices.

Location: HW 305, Humanities Wing, University of Toronto Scarborough, 1265 Military Trail, Scarborough, ON M1C 1A4 -

WHAT IS A POETRY SLAM? A poetry slam is a competition in which poets perform spoken word poetry. The performances at a poetry slam are judged by a panel of judges, usually selected from the audience.

INTERESTED IN COMPETING? There will be 12 slots open for competing poets, all you need to do is prepare 2 poems and fill out the entry form prior to the event:

Note: not all poems during the poetry slam portion need to be centered around black history/experience, but we encourage and are prioritizing black stories and black-identifying persons to slam. Open mic is open to all.

If you have any questions please contact Brian Millado, Community Engagement Coordinator, UTSC Student Life at

Later Event: February 13
BAM! Toronto Youth Slam