10th Anniversary London Poetry Slam ft Mahlikah Awe:ri Enml’ga’t Saqama’sgw

Event Date: February 16, 2018 -

Event Time: 8:00pm (doors 7)

Event Location: 470 Colborne St London ON

WHAT?! We’re celebrating TEN YEARS of slamming in London, Ontario.

That’s right, February 5th marks ten years since the first poetry slam in London at the Alex P Keaton led by Elyse Maltin. Thank you to each and every person who has ever set foot on stage, showed the love from the audience, spread the word about our shows and workshops, and/or been an organizer, volunteer, or supported in some other way.

We have a few special things up our sleeves to celebrate, but the rest of the details remain the same.

Reminder: If you want to qualify for our April Finals, you only have Feb & Mar to crack our top ten, so hit that microphone! Or as always, you can speak your truth from the open mic or sit back and show the love from the audience.

Performer sign up is at 7:30pm, so don’t be late!

Our feature poet this month is Mahlikah Awe:ri Enml’ga’t Saqama’sgw!

Mahlikah Awe:ri Enml’ga’t Saqama’sgw (The Woman Who Walks In The Light) drum talk poetic rapologist; is a Haudenosaunee Mohawk/Mi’kmaw: spoken word artist, musician, hip-hop Emcee and recording artist, arts educator, social change workshop facilitator, performance artist, keynote speaker, artist mentor, radio host, festival curator, Director of Programming for Neighbourhood Impact for the TD Centre of Learning Regent Park, and founding member of Red Slam, an Indigenous HipHop movement. Awe:ri is a 2013 KM Hunter OAC Literary Arts Award finalist, 2017 TD Diversity Arts Award Finalist, and published in 7 literary anthologies. As an Educator she has been designing and delivering engaged creative cultural arts learning experiences through an indigenous lens for over a decade. As a Toronto Arts Council Leadership Fellow, and one of the New Faces of Feminism as named by the Canadian Labour Congress, Awe:ri utilizes such platforms to lead the charge of art for social change movements across Turtle Island, with a focus on access & equity for BIPOC, LGBTQ2S and Trans emerging artists and arts educators.

Feb London Poetry Slam details:

Slam time: Friday Feb 16th, 8pm (doors 7)
Slam spot: London Music Club (470 Colborne St)
Slam price: ONLY $5
Slam rules: Sign up call at 7:30pm, team pieces welcome, no props, no costumes, no nudity, no hate speech, original work only, memorization is optional.

Connect!

Check out our Facebook Group ‘London Poetry Slam’ for the event invite and follow us on Twitter @LDNPoetrySlam