It’s nearly V-day and we’ve got something extra special in store for you this year! On Sunday, February 12, join us at Divan Orange for a special edition Love Story Slam featuring the now Toronto-based Alessandra Naccarato! Slammers are encouraged (although not required) to slam on topics related to LOVE and because that it’s a “Story Slam”, we’re upping the time limit to 5 whole minutes! It promises to be sexy night.
Love Story Slam & Open Mic feat. ALESSANDRA NACCARATO
Doors at 7 // Show at 8
$7 general admission
$5 with student ID or QWF membership
No one turned away
Check out the Facebook event page
The slam will unfold in special story-telling format, which is to say poets will have 5 minutes instead of just 3 and are encouraged (though not required) to slam about things related to love. 12 slots will be available — want to secure yours in advance? Just post on the Facebook event wall and we’ll set one aside one for you! We will reserve a maximum of 6 slam spots in advance – but you can always show up on the night of the event (you must arrive by 7:30 p.m.), where we’ll conduct a draw to determine which of the interested poets will score the last six spots. Keep in mind that your spot is only reserved once someone from the Collective responds with a confirmation.
NOTE: This slam is not part of the regular season and therefore does not qualify slammers for the semi-finals later this year.
We’ll also have 4 open mic spots available for those who don’t want to slam (be brave, we will love you), with two spots prioritized for Francophone poets.
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR PERFORMERS
In order to guarantee your open mic or slam spot, whether your signed-up in advance or want to participate in the draw on the night of the show, you MUST arrive at the venue by 7:30 p.m. (no exceptions).
If you have questions, don’t hesitate to leave comment on our Facebook page and a Collective member will respond. If you’re not a Facebooker, email email@example.com.
MORE ABOUT ALESSANDRA NACCARATO
Alessandra Naccarato is a spoken word poet, artist-educator and community organizer. A key member of Canada’s poetry slam movement, she has twice been a finalist in the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word (2009, 2010), is the former Artistic Director of Throw Poetry Collective, and is the Chair of Spoken Word Canada. Featured on the cover of both The Montreal Mirror and Nightlife Magazine as one-to-watch in the Montreal arts scene, she has toured nationally and internationally, featuring in festivals such as NYU’s Hemispheric Institute Encuentro (Argentina), Voix D’Amerique (Quebec), Pop Explosion (Nova Scotia), and completed residencies at the Banff Centre for the Arts (Alberta) and The Robert Street Social Centre (Nova Scotia). One half of spoken word duo Ravensara with acclaimed poet & vocalist Moe Clark, her writing is a mix of whiskey and honey – unapologetic, romantic and raw.