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June 2016

Farewell To Rouge Lounge Poetry Party

June 28, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Rouge Lounge, Edmonton, Alberta Canada + Google Map

You might have heard, you might have not. But Rouge Lounge as a venue is closing its doors June 30th(More Here). But no worries, their legendary pizza will live on. So will the Breath In Poetry Collective. The owners of Rouge Lounge have graciously provided the Breath in Poetry and Comedy Groove a new home at BLVD  located 10765 Jasper Avenue. It will officially be our new home on the 5th of July. The venue has accessible bathrooms, lots of parking and is next…

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July 2016
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3-2-1 Summer Slam

July 26, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
BLVD, 10765 Jasper Ave
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2A5 Canada
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Hello everyone, The Summer Slam is back and will begin July 26th at BLVD! To find out more about the Summer Slam check out 3-2-1 Summer Slam for details. This is the slam where poets compete individually in order to qualify for the Canadian Individual Poetry Slam (CIPS) in Vancouver. The 3-2-1 Summer Slams will be happening on a weekly basis as the composition of the poetry night has changed. We will start with a few open mic slots followed by the poetry Slam. On nights…

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March 2017

Poetry Slam Featuring Johnny MacRae

March 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Massawa Cafe, 10153 - 97 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
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If you have never been to a poetry Slam in Edmonton, come observe how the poets do what they do! However, if you wish to compete this is your opportunity to earn a chance to make it into the Edmonton Slam Finals happening Arpil 21st. The top two poets from each slam will move forward. On April 21st, 12 poets will compete to earn 5 lucrative positions for the opportunity to represent Edmonton at the CFSW. More info can be found…

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April 2017

Youth Individual Poetry Slam Feat. Lillian Allen

April 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Massawa Cafe, 10153 - 97 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
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In Collaboration with Edmonton Poetry Festival The Breath in Poetry is bringing the first Spoken Word Festival in Edmonton. This year there are only 2 events. 1st is this Individual Youth Poetry Slam, and the next is our Poetry Slam Finals on the 21st of April This individual poetry competition is an opportunity exclusively for young spoken word artists. All competitors and judges will be 21 or under-- just remember its all about the poetry, not the points. Get ready…

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Edmonton Poetry Slam Finals

April 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Old Strathcona Performing Arts Center, 8426 Gateway Boulevard Northwest
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 4B4 Canada
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In Collaboration with the Edmonton Poetry Festival The Breath in Poetry is bringing the first Spoken Word Festival in Edmonton. This year there are only 2 events. 1st is the Individual Youth Poetry Slam, and the next is this Poetry Slam Finals happening on the 21st of April Get prepared for an evening filled with some amazing spoken word poetry and an audience full of love and energy. The top 12 poets who have been competing in the Seasonal Slam…

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May 2017

Triple Feature! Yes (Estefania)/ Nisha Patel/ Rabbit Richards

May 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Massawa Cafe, 10153 - 97 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
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This will be a triple feature event. Poets returning from the Verses Festival will grace our stage. We are truly excited for opportunity to hear these 3 fantastic artists. Our wonderful  features are Nisha Patel (Edmonton), Yes or Estefania (Toronto) and Rabbit Richards (Montreal) About the Poets Nisha Patel Nisha Patel is an Indo-Canadian spoken word artist from Edmonton, Alberta who began performing in 2015. Her poetry often speaks to themes of identity, mental illness, and women's issues. She was a member of…

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