June London Poetry Slam ft Raissa Simone

Event Date: June 16, 2017 -

Event Time: 8:00pm (doors 7)

Event Location: 470 Colborne St London ON

It’s our first slam of the 2017-18 season! That’s right, we keep spittin’ all summer long!

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

This month our feature poet is Raissa Simone from Montreal!

Raissa Simone is a multi-disciplinary performer based in Montreal, Quebec. While with the Kingston poetry team, Raissa finished fourth at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word in 2011. Soonafter, she finished fourth at the the Toronto International Poetry Slam. She has performed at numerous venues and festivals, including Modern Fuel Vapours Series, Hillside Festival, and When Sisters Speak. Raissa also co-directed Slam Kingston with fellow poet Winona Linn.

In 2013, Raissa founded the series POCTALK, an open mic for racialized individuals, and described in the Queen’s Journal as “the perfect environment for closing the space between storyteller and listener.”(http://www.queensjournal.ca/blogs/student-life/2014/07/open-mic-opens-minds-diversity/). As a project for the completion of her Master’s degree, Raissa coordinated a poetry showcase featuring racialized women. Her academic work, as she moved onto pursuing a PhD in 2014, is often informed by what she is producing artistically. In her performances and workshops, Raissa compels those around her to reflect upon healing, memory, and personal identity.

June London Poetry Slam details:

Slam time: Friday June 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.


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