september events (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. 

september 11th tongues of fire ft. stephanie dogfoot at caffè fantastico’s roastery
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 twice-monthly spoken word open mic.
you’ll hear (up to) 5-minute sets from 12 local performers, plus a 25-minute set from our featured poet.
facebook event | learn about tongues of fire’s format

september 14th this could get weird: a variety show | vic slam fundraiser
doors at 8pm, show at 8:30pm | 19+ | door admission is $10, cash only – bigger donations happily accepted! 
come support your friendly neighbourhood slam team as they prepare to represent our city at the canadian festival of spoken word in guelph this october! this is a fundraising show, with all proceeds covering travel expenses for the 2019 vic slam team. this event is a variety show, with performances ranging from stand-up comedy, to music, to theatre, to burlesque and drag, complete with a dj dance party after the show! we will be running a bar for the evening with alcoholic beverages, non-alcoholic beverages, and snacks available for purchase. 
facebook event | meet the 2019 vic slam team

september 17th workshop with yes at gvpl central branch
6:30-8:30pm, study room #3 (by the community room) | $10 | capacity of 6 participants
estefania alfonso falcon (they/she/he), also known as yes, is a radical genderfluid queer cubanx migrant, poet, tattoo artist, educator, and activist living in and around kiji’buktuk (halifax) in mi’kma’ki, after spending the last five years in the dish with one spoon, or many (toronto). yes’s poetry is a blend of vulnerable rage and self-celebrating humour. they believe in the destruction of the heteropatriarchy, borders, and the capitalist police state. their intention is to learn so loudly that others have no choice but to follow suit, and they’re just so stoked for our collective growth.
facebook event tba | ticket link tba 

september 18th vic slam ft. yes at caffè fantastico’s roastery
doors at 7pm, sign-up opens at 7:30pm, show runs 8-10pm | door admission is a $6-10 sliding scale*
vic slam is our once/month competition, where poets are ultimately competing for a spot on our vic slam team, which represents our community at the canadian festival of spoken word every october. it’s like an open mic, but poets only get 3 minutes to perform one piece, and have some rules to follow to keep it fair (check them out below). it sounds weird, but we promise it’s lots of fun, and one of our most popular events! 
facebook event | if you plan to compete, please learn the rules of vic slam

september 25th tongues of fire ft. 2019 vic slam team
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 twice-monthly spoken word open mic.
you’ll hear (up to) 5-minute sets from 12 local performers, plus a 25-minute set from our featured poet.
facebook eventlearn about tongues of fire’s format