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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Where are you sitting in this moment? Are you in a coffee shop, your living room, a library? Take one last look around you and describe this room with every sense except sight: What does the room smell, feel, taste and/or sound like? Write as if this room is your entire world. Write this story…

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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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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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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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CHECK THE METHOD

Offers rigorous instruction in poetry and hip-hop spokenword to some of the cities most prolific and dedicated young writers. Participatory learning provides new ways to put the pen to page, creating new works that can be added to a portfolio of writing. Participants dedicated to this program are offered opportunities to submit their work for…

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EMCEE WRECKSHOP

Emcee WreckShop: is dedicated to the history of hip hop and the craft of writing, emceeing, and beat-making. Led by HYP’s very own AK and some of the most talented sound technicians and hip hop artist in Canada. WreckShop brings together emcees and artists of all genres offers participants the opportunity to build and feature…

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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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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 HYP SLAM

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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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 HYP SLAM

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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QUEERIOSITY

Queeriosity is a performance showcase dedicated to voices who are reshaping the conversation about sexuality, identity, and community featuring performances from established poets and emerging voices. The event is a safe space for LGBTQ artists to speak their truths to a supportive audience and allows emerging artists to collaborate with established artists in a cultural…

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MUM’S DAY SERVICE

In partnership with the Art Gallery of Hamilton, HYP is proud to present Mum’s Day! Whether protecting or pampering, loving or coddling, mothers tend to occupy a mythic space. We see them as creators, goddess-like beings who nourish and mend. Over time, we have to learn how to see them as real people with their…

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WILD STYLE

Wild Style is an individual style slam competition open to High School and University students! Poets compete head to head – no mic, no stage – to battle through a multi-round poetry slam for a cash pot. Wild Style is the chance for individual slammers to show the breadth and depth of their poetic skills.…

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