Toronto, Ontario

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Sunday, September 22, 2019

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Special Programs

Even more than books and magazines, The Word On The Street Toronto’s greatest passion is to connect with the community. Through a number of innovative programs, we are reaching out to encourage people to speak out, speak up, and support literacy. Read below for more details.

Franc'Open Mic Workshop

Join Franc’Open Mic on Sunday, September 23rd at 2:00pm for a slam poetry Introduction workshop to develop creativity, imagination and writing techniques in French through games and group exercises. The workshop can be offered in both French and English.

Franc’Open Mic is the first francophone open stage in Toronto for all the performing arts like singing, music, stand up, poetry, improv, tales or the spoken word.

Franc’Open Mic has been created by Florian François and Cyril Mignotet in 2014 to offer a place where artists alike can share their artistic world in French in front of a receptive audience.

Atelier d’introduction au slam sous forme de jeux et d’exercices en groupe pour développer créativité, imagination et techniques d’écriture. L’atelier peut être offert en français et en anglais si nécéssaire.

Franc’Open Mic est la première scène ouverte de Toronto ouvert à tous les arts tels que la musique, la chanson, le poésie, le slam, la comédie, l’impro ou encore le conte.

Franc’Open Mic a été créé par Florian François et Cyril Mignotet en 2014 pour offrir une scène ou les artistes peuvent partager leur univers artistique en Français devant un public réceptif.


Slam poetry

Slam poetry is an art form that almost anybody can do and is accessible to everyone. Just grab a pen and paper and write down your thoughts. Spoken word poetry can be used as an instrument through which you explore and better understand your culture, society, and YOU. We encourage everyone to use one of your most powerful tools, your voice, to share stories and create change.

Want to participate in the Workshop?

If you’d like to be involved in the francophone workshop or contest, please email the following:

  • Full Name
  • Email
  • Phone Number


Si vous voudriez s’inscrire à l’atelier de slam ou au tournoi de slam, veuillez envoyer un courriel à Votre courriel doit inclure les éléments mentionnés ci-dessous:

  • Nom et prénom
  • Adresse courriel
  • Numero de telephone

Not sure what to write about?

Here are some great links for instruction and inspiration!

Hub Pages
Power Poetry
Official site of Guante