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Blank Canvas keeps your energy charged with Dead Poet, our spoken word and open mic monthly inside Gladstone Hotel ( 1214 Queen St. W).

Submerge yourself into a vibrant space of poets, musicians, DJs, artists, curators, stylists, dancers and more vibes with performances.

All-style, it's an open concept but we want NEW CONTENT, never performed before - or unreleased content to the stage - bring the new heat 2019 whether that be Poetry, Music, or Dance Performance!

Sounds by:
- Abscvnd
- Dom Dias
+ Special Guest - Minzi Roberta

10 Early Bird Slots available (Read all submission details below)

- All Musicians will need to submit through the early bird process

10 Open Mic Performance Slots available at the door!

- Poems will need to be screened before getting on the list

Curated by: Just John / @justjohnforreal
Hosted by: Cheffy / @itscheffy
Flyer: Ghostyboi / @maiaboakye

*Early Bird Dead Poet Submissions:
with the track or poem you're looking to perform + 1 sentence about the message behind your work and how it relates to the theme.
Note: Attaching a video of you performing live strengthens your submission.

*NOTE Any MUSIC submissions will need to be sent to this email prior for review! | DEADLINE is Jan. 14th at 11:59 pm to get your submissions in.

*NOTE for Musicians & Poets, Only submit if you know you will be available on Dead Poet's Event Day. Every spot counts!


* Poets have the option to perform any poem from their catalogue for this Dead Poet.

You can submit through our Early Bird Process or wait until the door opens to get on the list. But note for quality control we will be screening poems and subject matter before getting on the list.

*NOTE: Not all Early Bird Submissions will be accepted but will be until we fill our short list.

*Dead Poet Door List is first come, first serve so arrive right at doors to secure a general spot on the Dead Poet List

* If you're not within the theme guidelines you will not be able to perform.

Doors: 9:00pm

$10 General Admission | 19+

* We don't turn away people due to lack of funds. We'll figure something out at .

Gladstone Hotel 1214 Queen St. W

Blank Canvas does not tolerate any racist, sexist, homophobic, ableist, or transphobic behaviour at our events, and those who do so will be removed.

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Dead Poet is where you come alive.

Get ready for an uplifting atmosphere for the 35th edition of Dead Poet.


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