Doors 6:30pm - Show 7pm
All Ages and skill levels welcome
$5 at the door
IT’S FINALS TIME YorkSLAMers!
Wednesday May 20th 2014 marks YorkSLAM's 4th TEAM FINALS! This is for all of you fans, enthusiasts, poets, performers, and friends. WE WILL CROWN YOUR CHAMPIONS OF SEASON 4!
The five poets who score the highest in this slam will represent YorkSLAM nationally at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word in Saskatoon this October.
Battling poets confirmed for finals:
- Lauren A
- Andrew L
- Knowledgehater Gonzalez
- Surf Waver
- Supafly Girl
*THERE WILL BE AN OPEN MIC! Come out and throw your voice into the mix :)
PLUS WE HAVE THIS AMAZING FEATURE NAMED PATRICK DE BELEN!
Patrick de Belen is an award-winning spoken word artist, youth mentor and arts educator. Legend has it, that he harnessed his inner-dopeness at an unbelievably early age, and had trouble controlling it ever since. Birthed from an intricately spun web of hypocrisy, cynicism, privilege and struggle, PDB’s poetry is a young man’s attempt at knowing and being better than expected. With clever punchlines and a raw perspective, his style of storytelling has earned him a national poetry slam championship, the inaugural Canadian Youth Poet of Honor Award and the opportunity to share his work in venues and festivals all across North America for organizations like TED, CBC, NXNE and more.
Off the stage, PDB is focused on his real passion of inspiring, healing, and mobilizing youth everywhere. He is the Director of BAM! Youth Slam, Toronto’s only monthly youth poetry slam, as well as a resident arts educator/spoken word artist for numerous schools across five Boards in Ontario. Whether it’s the hundreds of classrooms he’s taught in, or the many grassroots initiatives he has a hand in, his quest to spark dialogue with our young leaders continues to gain momentum.
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Much love from the YorkSLAM team to each and every one of you. We're excited to see you come out!
YorkSLAM wishes to thank The Mayor's Endowment Fund of Richmond Hill for continued support and financial assistance.