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BAM! Toronto Youth Slam

  • 560 Palmerston Avenue Toronto, ON, M6G 2P7 Canada (map)

Palmerston Library


Toronto's only monthly Youth Poetry Slam, BAM!, is back in full effect with BAM! Alumni, the multi-talented, BERMA!

We are back at a NEW VENUE Palmerston Library !!!!

INTERESTED IN COMPETING? Rules of a BAM! Poetry Slam are quite simple. Bring 3 poems, just in case. There we will have 12 slots open for youth poets - 2-3 rounds (based on number of competitors), 3 minutes with a 10 second grace period for every poet to drop their fire, with a 0.5 penalty for every 10 seconds afterwards. No props, no instruments, etc.

There is an OPEN MIC available for ALL AGES for anyone that wants to share his or her works on stage!

INTERESTED IN QUALIFYING FOR THE BAM! TEAM? Basically, from now monthly to September, finishing 1st will get 5 points, 2nd place gets 3 points, 3rd place gets 2 points, and the remaining youth slammers gets 1 point. In October, the top 12 point leaders in descending order will be invited to our October semi finals to compete to be on the BAM! Toronto Youth Poetry Slam Team! Priority will be given to those who have competed 2 months or more.

SO COME THRU AND BRING A FRIEND OR TWO! Let’s pack the house and have a great time! You will not regret it. There will be fire, blood and poetry! See you there!


Story teller, selector, traveller. Three words that accurately describe the life of Berma. With his roots in the Toronto arts community from a young age, he has crafted himself into a versatile artist. Based out of Scarborough, he originally started with poetry where he was featured on several international stages as well as local forums like CP24, YTV, REBEL and the Art Gallery of Ontario. Now, Berma has added the skill of music to his arsenal of talents. Being featured in several venues across the city of Toronto, he has created a lane for himself to use his ability to curate sounds and atmospheres to help host and feature at events all across the city. Whether it be snapping to his words, or toe tapping to the music, Berma is an artist that cannot be forgotten.

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