(view this season’s full schedule here)

*although our shows have a sliding scale admission, nobody will be turned away for a lack of funds. 

january 22nd tongues of fire ft. sarah wilson
doors at 7pm, sign-up opens at 7:30pm, show runs 8-10pm | door admission is a $6-10 sliding scale*
tongues of fire is our now thrice-monthly spoken word open mic.
you’ll hear (up to) 5-minute sets from (up to) 12 local performers, plus a 25-minute set from our featured poet.
learn about tongues of fire’s format

january 29th tongues of fire ft. nisha patel – edmonton’s poet laureate and 2019 cips champion
doors at 7pm, sign-up opens at 7:30pm, show runs 8-10pm | door admission is a $6-10 sliding scale*
tongues of fire is our now thrice-monthly spoken word open mic.
this is an extraordinary 5th wednesday show.
you’ll hear (up to) 5-minute sets from (up to) 12 local performers, plus a full set from our featured poet.
learn about tongues of fire’s format

february 5th c.i.p.s. qualifier (rescheduled after the january 15th snow day)
doors at 6:45pm, slam at 7:30, show runs 7:30-10 pm | door admission is a $6-10 sliding scale*
this is an invitational slam. the 8 highest scoring poets from september through december each compete in a 4 minute round and a 1 minute round, then there’s a break after which all 8 poets compete in a 2 minute round and a 3 minute round. the winner goes on to represent victoria in vancouver in april at the canadian individual poetry slam.
this show usually sells out.
please arrive early to avoid the disappointment of not getting in.
https://www.facebook.com/events/200570277744677/ learn about CIPS Qualifier