Nov London Poetry Slam ft. Magpie Ulysses

Event Date: November 16, 2018 -

Event Time: 8:00pm (doors 7pm)

Event Location: 470 Colborne St London

Just like the leaves are starting to drop from the trees, so too do our poets keeps dropping amazing poems on our stage! Join us as a competitor in the slam, an open mic performer, or an audience member ready to show the love.

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

This month our feature poet is Magpie Ulysses coming from Guelph, ON!

Magpie Ulysses is a dynamic performance poet and storyteller known for charming and slaying her audiences with intense stage presence and thoughtful insight about humanity. Writer, Rabble Rouser, fancy talker; Magpie began performing in Alberta in 1998 at the age of 17. Since then she has performed across North America at hundreds of events, is a veteran member of two national champion Vancouver poetry slam teams and was named a Poet of Honour at the Canadian festival Of Spoken Word In the Fall of 2012.

Having lived across Canada in communities large and small for the better part of the past 20 years, Magpie continuously finds herself asking questions of home and what it is to be human as part of the environment she dwells in. An activist at heart and a passionate gardener she is known for her visceral, often surrealist writings about addictions, environmental issues and working class struggle all with a deeply rooted love for the natural world.

Although currently living with her family in Southern Ontario, Magpie has spent much of the past decade heavily involved in the arts while living in and around rural BC. The past many years have also been dedicated to raising a new human and caring for her grandmother through Alzheimer’s disease. As a result she has become increasingly interested in questions surrounding memory, place, body,geography, aging and how we choose to tell our own stories. She is currently working on a cycle of poems and narratives dedicated to these themes as well as alzheimer’s and caregiving.

Nov London Poetry Slam details:

Slam time: Friday Nov 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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