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The Hamilton Youth Poets is an organization dedicated to the art of spoken word and making literacy accessible to everyone. We host monthly slams where spoken-word poets of all ages get together to compete. This month HYP is sending a representative to the Canadian Individual Poetry Slam Championship taking place in Vancouver!!! This will be a very different slam from our usual two round of three minute poems, In honour of CIPS we will be doing our first 3 round slam! First round: The poets will compete with a 4-minute poem. Second round: The poets will compete with a 1-minute poem. Third round: The poets will compete with a 2-minute poem.
Since this is an Individual qualifier…no team piece will be allowed. We are also featuring Jon Hedderwick this month. Jon is a poet, activist, film producer, organizer and educator of mixed Ashkenazi Jewish and Scottish ancestry. He lives as a settler on the land of the Mississauga Anishinabek in Nogojiwanong – Peterborough, Ontario where he performs, organizes and mentors emerging poets with the Peterborough Poetry Slam Collective. Jon was the Festival Director for the 2017 Canadian Festival of Spoken Word (CFSW). He has performed and taught workshops across the country individually and as a member of three Peterborough Poetry Slam Teams.
Time: 6pm – 9pm
Ages: All Ages
Cost: $ 5
Location: 121 Hughson St. North, Hamilton, ON , CA, L8R 1G7