As the weather continues to heat up so does the stage at the London Poetry Slam!
June marks the beginning of the 2012-2013 slam season, when poets competing will begin to accumulate points towards making next year’s LPS team! So bring your poems, bring your friends, heck, bring your Dad (it is Father’s Day soon you know), and come out for an amazing and inspiring night of poetry and fun.
Our feature poet for the month is June is Ahmed Knowmadic from Edmonton, Alberta.
‘Ahmed Ali also known as Knowmadic is a Somali-Canadian poet who is known to use humor and word play in his poetry to create awareness of social issues that aren’t often given attention. He feels he is continuing the legacy passed on by his ancestors who shared a common interest in spoken word.
In 2011, along with team Edmonton, Ahmed became the first Somali to win the Canadian Festival of Spoken word championship. He also competed in the underground competition placing second out of 20+ well recognized poets throughout Canada. His line “I Am Africa” was given most memorable and most likely to appear on a T-shirt.
As always, the slam will be:
- At the London Music Club, 470 Colborne Street, London ON
- starting at 8 pm, with doors and collective meeting for anyone interested at 7:30.
- $5, or FREE to anyone volunteering (contact Melissa or Holly at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Facebook)
*Wondering where your $5 goes? The cover charges go towards venue rentals, a prize for the winner ($60), remuneration and travel expenses for our guest features, and if extra funds allow, prizes for the other finalists. The cash also covers our free workshops and incidental costs like photocopies, posters, etc.