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Toronto Poetry Slam

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

The Drake Hotel

If you like poetry, you don't want to miss our next slam, when we offer two rounds of powerful poetry action PLUS an open mic PLUS a feature poet coming to us from NYC.

Noel Quiñones is a Puerto Rican poet, actor, community organizer, and performance artist born and raised in the Bronx. He travels the country with his talk "Beyond the Black / White Binary: Exploring the Inner Ethnic Conflict of Latinidad", using his poetry to break open the binaries we impose on our identities. As a writer, he’s received fellowships from Poets House, the Poetry Foundation, CantoMundo, Candor Arts, and SAFTA (Sundress Academy for the Arts). As a performer, he’s featured at Lincoln Center, Harvard University, BAM, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, and Jawdance in London to name a few. His performances have been showcased on Huffington Post, Tidal Music, Vibe, Latina Magazine, Medium, Remezcla, Univision, and elsewhere. Founder of Project X, a Bronx-based arts organization, Quiñones was recently named one of New York State’s "40 Under 40 Rising Latino Stars" by The Hispanic Coalition and as a 2018 Intercultural Leadership Institute Fellow.

Earlier Event: June 15
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Later Event: June 16
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