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It’s been a DECADE in the making! Since July 2008 the Burlington Slam Project (BSP) has been providing a platform for writers and performers of all styles to find their own voice and earn bigger opportunities, while entertaining and interacting with our audience, fans and friends.
MARCH CONTINUES OUR 2018/19 COMPETITIVE SEASON!!! That means that for the next month of poetry slam EVERYONE who signs up for the slam, WILL EARN POINTS towards making our team finals next spring. The TOP THREE every month will win CASH PRIZES as well as additional points, giving the most consistent participants opportunity to earn an advantage at the SEASON FINALS in APRIL 2019.
This slam is for ANYONE wanting to have their performance scored by the randomly selected audience judges. For anyone who DOESN’T WANT TO BE JUDGED; there is ALWAYS an OPEN MIC (5 minutes of freedom). Got Something to Say?!
Every month we have an Open Mic (sign up and share anything for 5 minutes) and a poetry slam (a competition judged by the audience) where the top 3 win cash prizes, courtesy of our umbrella non-profit Open Minds Respect Events (www.omre.ca). You get all of this for ONLY $10! (PWYC) Slammers and Open Mic ONLY $5!!!
MARCH's FEATURE ARTIST IS: MONA MOUSA
Mona is a spoken word poet and motivational speaker. Having toured actively over the course of her 11 year poetry career. She has had the pleasure in Having taught in such places as the University of Hawaii, Yellowknife, and Louder Than a Bomb's home office Young Chicago Authors. When she is at home Mona is heavily active in all facets of her community as founder and director of Feather & Anchor, a talent management agency serving performance artists from the countries BIPOC Communities. Over the past 11 years Mona's mission has been to work to empower communities to engage in discussion. Her Work audaciously & unapologetically centres around themes of identity and race politics, Gender and sexual diversity, and femme visibility. She’ll often say “it’s a political statement just to leave home some days”, but if her written and performance work is indicative of anything, it’s of a person who has seen a world of pain love and growth, who writes, performs and navigates the world in a way that is compassionate towards humanities search for truth and justice.