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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 is back for another display of amazing local talent in Mississauga’s Studio.89! Our feature this month is poet Brandon Pitts Hosted by Paul Edward Costa - Mississauga Poet Laureate

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 respectful and mindful of others. Feel free to invite friends and share this event to help spread the word!

Featured Artist Bio:

Rising out of the raucous after hours salons of the Toronto underground poetry scene of the Gadist literary movement, Canadian American writer Brandon Pitts has wowed capacity crowds in four countries and multiple cities with his visceral dynamic poetry recitals. After being inducted into the Diaspora Dialogues as an “Emerging Voice” he released a novel and produced three plays. He followed this with a series of well received poetry collections showcasing a disciplined artistic process with multi-layered socio-political commentary, culminating in what Jim Cristy calls the “rarest of things in poetry these days: a unique voice.” His second poetry collection for Mosaic Press, “Tender in the Age of Fury” is in its 3rd pressing. Brandon currently lives in Montreal’s le Plateau with his wife and two cats.

*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.