The Community Stage is space in the Tonight it’s Poetry program allotted to emerging poets. Whether you’re a resident or just passing through Saskatoon, you are welcome to step on to the Community Stage and gain some extra performance experience.
If you are interested in performing, get in touch with us at least a week before the Sunday you’d like to read — the sooner the better, we fill up fast. We require this so we can promote your involvement in the event. There are no prerequisites and you do not need to send us samples of your work, all you need to do is send us an email.
Each poet on the Community Stage receives seven minutes, please prepare your set ahead of time so you manage the time appropriately during the show. We have a time restriction to ensure fairness and that the event will run smoothly.
Feel free to take your performance where ever your creativity leads you: poets are welcome to make use of costume, props, duets, etc. The sky is the limit, but there is no pressure to approach the mic with anything other than your own body and voice. This is a place for everyone and all forms of poetry and content are appreciated.
Lastly, Tonight it’s Poetry also has a community merch table on which anyone can place product (published books, chapbooks, zines, CDs, etc), whether you’re performing or not. We do not take a commission. The table is managed by the Tonight it’s Poetry collective and trusty volunteers.
We look forward to hearing from you!