Slams

MARCH SLAM – International Women’s Day

In honour of International Women’s Day on March 8th, we are celebrating women all month long and invite you to join us on Sunday March 22nd for an inspirational evening dedicated to women around and of the world and spoken word poetry. Doors At: 6:00 pm Open Mic: 6:30 pm Slam Start: 7:00 pm ONLY…

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FEBRUARY SLAM – Black Future Month

Calling all poets and lovers of poetry! This month we’re celebrating Black Future Month. As we acknowledge and articulate the past, we are also excited about reimagining the future. What is your story, and how does it interact with his/her story? Join us in celebrating where we’ve come from and help blaze a trail forward.…

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JANUARY SLAM – New Year, New Bars!

Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you winning the slam. ARE YOU READY TO KICK 2020 OFF WITH SOME POETRY?? Welcome to the first HYP poetry slam of the new year! They say how you start the year, defines it (literally and metaphorically),…

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NOVEMBER SLAM – Tag Team Slam

Date: Sunday, November 24, 2019 Doors/Sign-up: 6:00pm Slam Spot: The Spice Factory (121 Hughson St) Price: $5 dollars or PWYC (Pay What You Can) Prize: First Place Prize $100 We’ve got a Tag Team Slam this month where poets will have a chance to team up with a partner and bring the heat to the…

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OCTOBER SLAM – The Anniversary of “No”

Remember to click going and like our page. DID YOU KNOW THAT October 28th marks the anniversary of the No. CLICK HERE for more informartion. We like to take this opportunity to celebrate alternative choices, negation, dissent, denial, refusal, and unwavering resistance this October. Do you have a poem of resistance, a moment when you firmly said, NO? NO? Well…

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SEPTEMBER SLAM – Back to School

Do you need balance in your life? Do you need a break from life already? Don’t worry, be happy at HYP’s Back to School/Reality Slam on September 22, HYP’s first slam of the school year! As always, HYP Slam happens on the 4th Sunday of each month.Date: Sunday, September 22, 2019Workshop: 5pmSlam Doors & Signups:…

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AUGUST SLAM – Anything Goes: Summer Edition

AUGUST HYP SLAM: ANYTHING GOES – END OF SUMMER EDITION Bring all your summertime memories, costumes, musical accompaniment, props, covers and anything you need to change the stage and transcend this slam into a monumental event!! Date: Sunday, August 25, 2019 Doors At: 6:00 pm Open Mic: 6:30 pm Slam Start: 7:00 pm Slam Spot:…

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JULY SLAM – HYP’s Got Talent!

Calling all poets, performers and spectators! We’re back with our July HYP Slam – HYP’s Got Talent! This month we’re opening up the open mic to make room for even more amazing talent. Come out and show us what you do. Bring your cheering crew with you! Date: Sunday, July 28th, 2019 Doors At: 6:00…

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MAY SLAM – Anything Goes!

Bring your costumes, musical accompaniment, props, covers and anything you need to change the stage and transcend this slam into a monumental event!! Date: Sunday, May 26, 2019 Doors At: 6:00 pm Open Mic: 6:30 pm Slam Start: 7:00 pm Slam Spot: The Spice Factory (121 Hughson St N) Price: $5 dollars or PWYC (Pay…

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APRIL SLAM – Pre-Finals Showdown ft. Charlie C. Petch

Calling all poets and all lovers of poetry! As always we are back on the 4th Sunday of each month for HYP Slam! April HYP Slam feature: Charlie C Petch! Charlie C Petch is an award-winning playwright, spoken word artist, haiku deathmaster, host and musical saw player. Petch is touring two spoken word theatre pieces,…

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JUNE SLAM – ft. David Silverberg

Calling all poets and all lovers of poetry! As always we are back on the 4th Sunday of each month for HYP Slam! Date: Sunday, June 23, 2019 Workshop: 5:00pm Slam Doors: 6:00pm Open Mic: 6:30pm Slam Start: 7:00pm Slam Spot: The Spice Factory (121 Hughson St) Price: $5 dollars or PWYC (Pay What You…

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MARCH SLAM – ft. Fannon

Every fourth Sunday of the month, HYP hosts a poetry slam at the Spice Factory (121 Hughson Street). This night brings together poets of all styles to share their work through an open mic or slam poetry competition. Let us know you’re coming by visiting our Facebook Event. In the Spotlight is a new segment…

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JANUARY SLAM – CIPS Qualifier Slam ft. John Hedderwick

HYP is sending a representative to the Canadian Individual Poetry Slam Championship taking place in Vancouver! This will be a very different Slam from our usual two round of three minute poems, In honour of CIPS we will be doing our first 3 round slam. All rules and regulations listed here: https://www.facebook.com/events/126605261460800 ————————————————————————— The Feature. Jon…

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