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YTGA Open Mic Series

  • 1065 Canadian Place Mississauga, ON, L4W 0B8 Canada (map)

Studio.89 - Unit 104

The YTGA Open Mic series returns for another diverse display of amazing local talent in Mississauga. Open mic slots are about 5 minutes long, and anyone interested in performing can email to sign up, though there may be some spots available the night of the event. All styles are welcome (spoken word, music, magic, comedy, dance etc), provided acts are mindful of others. Feel free to invite friends and share this event to help spread the word!


Paul Edward Costa is a writer, teacher, spoken word artist, organizer, and the current Poet Laureate for the City of Mississauga. He has published over sixty stories, poems, and articles in literary journals such as "Alt-Minds Literary Magazine", "Peacock Journal", "Entropy Magazine," "Gyroscope Review", "Lucent Dreaming Magazine", "Aphelion Webzine" and he performs spoken word at a variety of poetry events as an open mic or featured artist. His novella “Dark Magic on the Edge of Town” was published in 2016 with Paperback Press, and his book of poetry “The Long Train of Chaos” will be published in August 2019 by Kung Fu Treachery Press. Paul regularly gives talks at meetings of The Mississauga Writers Group, hosts and curates The YTGA Open Mic Series at Studio.89, and is co-organizer of the Mississauga Arts Council’s series Verses Out Loud: A Spoken Word and Poetry Open Mic. Paul earned a Specialized Honors BA in History and a BA in Education at York University. He teaches high school English and History with the Peel District School Board

This event is a safe space open to all people where everyone will be treated with dignity and respect. There is NO cover charge, though it would be awesome if you grabbed a drink or some food from the awesome vegan options available at the cafe.

There will be two microphones, two microphone stands, a PA system, and a two-input Fender acoustic amp available for use. Please bring any backing music on a phone with a jack that can connect to the mixing board.

Earlier Event: April 28
Junction Reads and Writes
Later Event: April 28
Speakeasy Reading Series