Purge or Splurge: a Night of Love Poetry
Share your love poetry with us on the open mic and bask/wallow in an evening of romance revisited.
Splurge if you're in love right now and so excited you just can't hide it.
Purge if you've been meaning to let a past love go, but were waiting for an empty stage and an attentive crowd to do so.
Or fall somewhere in between.
We have three features for the evening:
The 2015 Toronto Poetry Slam Team! That's Justin G., Kay Kassirer, Spin and Trevor Abes.
Sabrina Benaim is an artist who has found herself on many stages since beginning her journey into poetry and spoken word in 2013. Sabrina is a two-time ensemble member of the Victoria Festival of Spoken Word,and was a member of the National Championship team in 2014 at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word. Most notably, her poem Explaining My Depression To My Mother on Button Poetry went viral after being shared on websites such as Upworthy and Everyday Feminism. Sabrina’s work floats along the spectrum of love, pain, identity and Beyonce. Dig.
Faduma Mohamed is a spoken word poet and storyteller who started writing at the age of eight and performing at the age of thirteen. She recently graduated from the Performing Artist Training Intensive at the Watah Theatre and attends the University of Toronto studying English and Women and Gender Studies. She has completed her internship as a writer with Urbanology Magazine. She is also one of the organizers of R.I.S.E Edutainment. Above all, she's an advocate for autism and believes in the power of dreams.
7 p.m.: Doors.
7: 30 p.m.: Open mic sign-up.
8 p.m.: Show.
$10. All proceeds go toward flying the team to Oakland, California to compete for the National Poetry Slam!
*No ex-bashing allowed. Know your limit, play within it.