tongues of fire


the foundation of the victoria poetry project, tongues of fire (tof) is the longest-running poetry open mic in victoria today.
usually occurring every 2nd and 4th* thursday of the month at the caffè fantastico roastery in quadra village. tof is an open mic that provides a welcoming and safe space for poets who have never performed before, want to experiment with a new piece, or get cozy on stage by covering the work of others, including page poets and other literary writers. All written and oral literary traditions are welcome.

show specs
– you have 5 minutes to perform
– you can say whatever you want… but please leave your hate at the gate! we have zero tolerance for hate speech. please review our anti-harassment policy here
– musical accompaniment welcome
– maximum of 12 performers per show
– team pieces welcome
– multiple pieces/performers welcome, as long as you stay under the allotted 5 minutes
– costumes and props welcome
– most importantly, enjoy and take good care of yourself!