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Toronto Poetry Slam
Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St. W.
Dates vary, 8pm, $5
TPS is Toronto's hottest poetry slam series, featuring guest poets from across the world www.torontopoetryslam.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Supermarket, 268 Augusta Avenue
First Tuesday of the month, October-June, 6:30 pm, pass-the-hat PWYC
Monthly reading series with four features, mix of poetry & prose
Only when you get a personal invite to attend
On a Saturday closest to the full moon
A mix of poetry and music in an intimate, ambient setting.
Hot-Sauced Words Poetry Performances
The Central, 603 Markham Street (near Bathurst & Bloor)
The last Monday every month
No admission charge but we pass the hat
With two featured readers, one female, one male, and the short open mic that opens the show, James Dewar encourages the audience to call out their favourite lines and metaphors after each performance. Another unique aspect, The Poetry Themed Challenge, also encourages the creation of poetry in a fun atmosphere.
192 Spadina Avenue
PWYC, October 4, 2016
Special Autumn Salon Show. 8 pm.
Pivot Reading Series
The Steady Café, 1051 Bloor St West (Bloor & Dufferin)
Biweekly on Wednesdays at 8:00 from September to May. Pay What you Can.
Pivot is for everybody. We host emerging and established writers three or four at a time in a casual, fun atmosphere with plenty of time in between readings for drinks and conversation. We partner with The Scope Radio to produce PIVOTcast for anyone who can't be there in person.
Round, 152 Augusta Ave., Toronto (see site for other cities)
Third Wednesday of the month, 8 pm, pay what you can
A reading series bringing you the best voices in horror, fantasy and science fiction each month... in Toronto, Peterborough, Ottawa, Winnipeg & Vancouver.
Be Heard: Festival of Student Voices
Aurora Cultural Center, 22 Church Street, Aurora
Annual Festival (March)
FREE Student Festival, exclusive to York Region
Be Heard brings internationally recognized poets into workshops with writers of all ages and experience levels, culminating in an afternoon of student performances.
The RedHead Revue
Various Venues (this is an ongoing show that is at a different venue every time.
The next show will be in the fall. We haven't booked any specifics yet. $5-$10 sliding scale. A night of sexy poetry, prose, skits & song. The Redhead Revue stars Lizzie Violet, Heather Babcock and a redheaded musical guest!
The Underdog Poets Academy
The Central, 603 Markham St., upstairs lounge
Last Sunday of every month (excluding the July, August, and December) at 7:30pm. Absolutely free to attend (no pass-the-hat)
A place where all writers, of all genres, and of all experiences, are welcome.
www.meatlockereditions.ca / email@example.com
Brockton Writers Series
full of beans Coffee House & Roastery, 1348 Dundas St. W.
Every other month, usually on the 1st or 2nd Wednesday, 6:30pm PWYC.
A mix of poetry, short fiction and long fiction. Format is 6:30pm guest speaker on craft or some aspect of the pub industry/lit world followed by 4 features at 7pm. Q&A and book sales after.
Shab-e She'r (Poetry Night)
Beit Zatoun, 612 Markham Street
The most diverse monthly reading and open mic series in Toronto