Windsor Poetry Slam Featuring Jillian Christmas
October 23 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Windsor Poetry Slam presents Canadian arts activist and anti-oppression advocate, Jillian Christmas, at Phog Lounge on Tuesday, October 23, 2018.
Jillian Christmas was born and raised in Markham, Ontario. She currently lives on the unceded territories of the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam people (Vancouver, BC.), where she served for six years as Artistic Director of Versəs Festival of Words. Jillian is an enthusiastic organizer and activist in the Canadian arts community, her focus being to increase anti-oppression initiatives in spoken word. She has participated in, developed and executed programs in partnership with Toronto Poetry Project, Wordplay, Brendan McLeod’s Travelling Slam, University of British Columbia, Vancouver Opera, and the CULTCH Mentorship, and facilitated spoken word workshops for youth and adults across the country.”
Sign up for the slam begins at 7:30pm, and ends at 7:45pm. Show starts at 8 pm.
Regular slam rules apply. As always this slam will be featuring two rounds of three-minute poems. All work must be original. There are 12 spots to sign up for the slam, if more than 12 poets sign up a random draw will be held.
An open mic portion will also be available for anyone who wants to share their poems but not compete in the slam.
Cash prizes for top poets available to be won.