Saturday, February 11, 2017
Toronto Poetry Slam FINALS @ Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, Toronto, ON - Sat Feb 11th!
Toronto Poetry Slam FINALS is the Super Bowl of spoken word in Toronto!
Come revel in the amazing poetry courtesy the 8 finalist poets who will be competing to make the 2017 Toronto Poetry Slam Team!
Featuring America's finest, Rudy Francisco. He is one of the most recognizable names in Spoken Word Poetry. He seeks to create work that promotes healthy dialogue, discourse and social change. Furthermore, Rudy has made conscious efforts to cultivate young poets and expose the youth to the genre of Spoken Word Poetry via coaching, workshops and performances at preparatory schools and community centers. Rudy Francisco has shared stages with prominent artists such as Gladys Knight, Jordin Sparks, Musiq Soul Child, and Jill Scott. He is also the co-host of the largest poetry venue in San Diego, competes in domestic and international poetry slam competitions and had the honor of being nominated for an NAACP Image Award. Ultimately, Rudy's goal is to continue to assist others in harnessing their creativity while cultivating his own. Rudy Francisco is the 2009 National Underground Poetry Slam Champion, 2010 Individual World Poetry Slam Champion and appeared on TV One’s “Verses and Flow”
Also, the night begins with a special set by the 2017 BAM Youth Slam Team, so don't arrive late!
This cinema is gorgeous and licensed and chock full of movie goodies like popcorn and nachos. And we've had many celebrity attendees before, so you never know who you'll see on our big Finals night!
Doors 7 / Show 8pm.
Location: Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, 506 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON
Get tix in advance here - here
We have sold out past few years so we recommend snagging tickets in advance.
Competing poets with their rank and collective score from Semis:
Luke Reece (1) - 57.5
Justus (1) - 57.1
Ayla (2) - 55.9
Shelly (2) - 55.4
SPIN El Poeta (3) - 55.4
Camaur (3) - 54.9
Jennifer Alicia (4) - 53.2
Same Difference (4) - 52.9
General admission. All ages. Wheelchair accessible.
Hosted by Dave Silverberg.
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Facebook event page here