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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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BLACK POET RESIDENCY FALL PROGRAM

An intensive and dynamic workshop series for young writers, performers and creative-minded individuals from across Hamilton. We recognize the importance of providing a positive and inclusive platform where black voices and experiences are explored, expressed and supported, and aim to deliver an empowering and inspiring program! As a member of the residency, you will have…

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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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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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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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Well friends, we did it! Another year has come and gone. While the HYP team gears up for what will undoubtedly be the most snap-worthy year yet, we would like to thank each of you for your participation, enthusiasm, support and of course, your poetry. You continue to inspire and move us, day in and…

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Well friends, we did it! Another year has come and gone. While the HYP team gears up for what will undoubtedly be the most snap-worthy year yet, we would like to thank each of you for your participation, enthusiasm, support and of course, your poetry. You continue to inspire and move us, day in and…

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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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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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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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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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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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IT’S WINNER TIME Thank you to everyone who participated in our competition! It was truly a pleasure to read all of your beautifully written work. We had a really tough time selecting a winner. Hamilton has some amazing talent! The winner of the HYP Summer Writing Prompt Contest and $100 is… *drum roll* *AIDAN SHARP-MOSES*…

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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 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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