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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.
For our 2017 festival, we are sharing the mic with Toronto slam poets on stage at The Word On The Street. Presented in partnership with the award-winning BAM! Toronto Youth Poetry Slam team and the Toronto Poetry Slam Team, poets of any age can perform original spoken word poems at the festival. Poets recited their poems to an audience of over 50 people, followed by a Q&A.
Spoken word 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.
Submit up to three (3) poems and a short bio to one of the following categories:
Here are some great links for instruction and inspiration!
Each programming team will choose 5 – 10 people to participate in the the three categories to perform at The Word On The Street on Sunday, September 24, 2017, at Harbourfront Centre
This year, we have Franc’Open Mic teaching a slam poetry workshop in French followed by a special slam poetry contest.
If you’d like to be involved in the francophone workshop or contest, please email email@example.com the following:
Franc’Open Mic is the first francophone open stage in Toronto for all performing arts including singing, music, stand-up, poetry, improv, storytelling and the spoken word. Franc’Open Mic was created by Florian François and Cyril Mignotet in 2014 to offer a place where like artists can share their artistic world in French in front of a receptive audience.
Cette année Franc’Open Mic anime un atelier de slam créatif en français suivi par un tournoi de slam.
Si vous voudriez s’inscrire à l’atelier de slam ou au tournoi de slam, veuillez envoyer un courriel à programmingthewordonthestreet.ca. Votre courriel doit inclure les éléments mentionnés ci-dessous:
Franc’Open Mic est la première scène ouverte de Toronto ouvert à tous les arts tels que la musique, la chanson, la 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.