Common Ground Cafe
Mississauga Arts Council presents VERSES OUT LOUD, Mississauga's only current spoken word and poetry open mic series! Our second edition will add featured performer ROBYN KAUR SIDHU, as well as an open mic. Open mic slots are 5 minutes, but may vary depending on turnout. All voices are welcome, and we provide a safe, equitable, and respectful space for everyone. Whether you're starting out or have been writing for years, come on out; we aim to showcase amazing local poetry and spoken word in the city of Mississauga. Feel free to share this event page, invite friends/family/interested poets, and help this series grow =)
FEATURED ARTIST BIO: Robyn Kaur Sidhu (she/her/they/them) is a Queer, Punjabi-Canadian spoken word poet based in what is colonially known as Hamilton, Ontario. She is currently enrolled at McMaster, University, where she pretends to know what she wants to do with her life. She is the Burlington Slam Project's 2018 Grand Slam Champion, and 2018 American National Poetry Slam Rookie of the year. She has had feelings publically, and has performed them on national and international stages in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. She is the volunteer coordinator for the 2019 Voices of Today Festival, as well a member of the Spoken Word Canada board of directors. She is trying to be gentle with herself. You can find Robyn in vintage cardigans and also on the internet if that’s your thing @Robyn_Sidhu
*There is free street parking on Peter Street South and Port Street West. Coffee, tea and baked goods are available for purchase at the cafe, and all the proceeds go to charity. This is an equitable, safe, and respectful space.