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Toronto Poetry Slam

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

The Drake Hotel

TPS is back with our two-round slam + open mic + special guest feature.

We're excited to feature a poetry pillar in Toronto, VALENTINO ASSENZA!

Valentino Assenza has been a published poet and performing spoken word artist for over the last two decades. He was a member of the Toronto poetry slam team in 2009 and 2010. Since then he has released four chapbooks, has had numerous pieces published in such journals as Labour Of Love, Mic Check, and Descant and performed all over Canada and the US. He has also helped to organize some of the largest literary events in the city as he has been on the committees for both the Art Bar Poetry Series and is a founding member of The Toronto Poetry Project. His first full length collection of poetry "Through Painted Eyes" (Piquant Press) was released January 2019. Valentino is currently the co-host and co-producer for a literary radio show on CIUT 89.5FM called HOWL, where he has interviewed names such as George Elliott Clarke, Anne Michaels, Denise Donlon, Sook-Yin Lee Ron Sexsmith, and Margaret Atwood.

As always, doors at 7 signup 730 show at 8 $7 cover

Open mic and slam sign up at 730 sharp.

5 spots max for open mic .12 spots max for slam.