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Saskatoon Slam Teams

Here is the list of the Saskatoon Slam Teams we’ve sent across the country (and sometimes across the city) to compete in the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word.

Saskatoon Indigenous Poets Society Forms their First Slam Team!

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The Saskatoon Indigenous Poets Society made history this year as they put together their very first, all-indigenous, poetry slam team. Poets Shawn Joseph (Overflo), Keccia Cook (Nokomis), Alexandra Jarrett (Axis), and Alex Allary (Loud Voice) brought fire in their competition at CFSW, making it to semi-finals. Check them out in the...

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Saskatoon Slam Team 2019

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What happens when you put together storytellers, indigenous rights activists, queer poets, and entrepreneurs? You get Boiled, Soft. Saskatoon’s 2019 slam team features soft spoken but power packed poets: Ky Mason, Jay Schell (Javelin), Victoria Karoline, Janelle Pewapsconias (ecoaborijanelle), and Danica Lorer. They took to CFSW with a uniquely prairie perspective and voice, and they were asked to feature as a showcase on the final stage to show the nation what Saskatoon is all...

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Regina Slam Team Features on October 6!

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Tonight It’s Poetry Oct 6 // Amigos Cantina Back Room Saskatoon — Treaty 6 Territory — Home of the Métis People $5 // 8:00 PM 19+ No one turned away for lack of funds. Join us for a special feature by the 2019 Regina Slam Team! They’re on their way to CFSW 2019 and we’re happy to give them a stage to prepare.⁠ Our community stage is an opportunity for all spoken word artists to perform for an audience. If you’re an old hand at this we look forward to your words! Please sign up early. Be respectful of time...

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Five Treaty Six to Represent at CFSW 2018

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One community, two parents, three indigenous peoples, four prairie born, and five powerful poets. We are the five Treaty six. This year’s Saskatoon Slam Team is a powerhouse of talent, passion and words!  Kevin Wesaquate (poetik with a silent K), Elise Pallagi, Janelle Pewapsconias (ecoaborijanelle), Shaw Joseph (Overflo) and Victoria Karoline are bringing a glorious diversity of life experiences, poetry and performance styles that will represent Saskatoon and Tonight It’s Poetry well at this year’s Canadian Festival of...

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2016 Saskatoon Slam team

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On June 5th we built another slam team. We are so excited for them to represent Saskatoon at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word in Winnipeg from October 24th to 29th! The 2016 Saskatoon slam team Is made up of Alasdair, Overflo, Sandi, TrashCat, and Yonic Boom. With members who work in hip hop, songwriting, poetry, and storytelling; they combine their unique and varied literary approaches to make a truly scrumptious word soup.

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2015 Saskatoon Slam Team

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The 2015 Saskatoon Slam team (Hurt Feelings) is: Brent Chappel, d’j, Danielle Altrogge, Larissa Tarasoff and Shanda Stefanson. They represented Saskatoon at CFSW 2015 and claimed 1st place for our lovely city. Their poetry runs the gamut from gut-wrenchingly emotional to sexily hilarious to just plain silly. You will laugh, you will cry, you will require fresh panties. They enjoy exercise balls for all occasions, eating dainties and drinking Orangina.

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2014 Saskatoon Slam Team

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2014 Saskatoon Slam Team

Your 2014 TiP Saskatoon Slam Team! — with Shanda, Dash Reimer, Jung Owwl, Themis and Isaac.

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2013 Saskatoon Slam Team

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2013 Saskatoon Slam Team

Danielle Altrogge has always been a lover of language. A self-identified poet from a young age, Danielle didn’t even know Spoken Word existed until she stumbled upon the Tonight It’s Poetry community three and a half years ago. It was love at first slam and she has never looked back. Danielle loves not only being on stage but working behind the scenes to expand poetry’s reach in the bridge city by helping run both Tonight It’s Poetry and Write Out Loud. A Pharmacy Technician by day, Danielle is nearly finished her Honours English Degree and...

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The Judges Have Spoken!

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Sunday May 19th was an incredible night that hopefully will be setting the trend towards more major Tonight It’s Poetry events at the Broadway Theatre.  It was a powerful event overall.  A memory that sticks out in my mind was when the din of the air conditioning shut off and the poetry became almost all consuming. The 2013 Slam Team has been chosen by the (corrupt priesthood) benevolent all knowing judges appointed by the poetry gods themselves.  The team is as follows: Brent Chappell Brendan Flaherty Francie Millar Ahmad Majid...

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2012 Saskatoon Slam Team

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2012 Saskatoon Slam Team

Saskatoon’s 2012 slam team guarantees an eclectic and arousing spoken word performance. They touch on social, political, romantic, vengeful, and all sorts of colourful human experiences through wthym, wyme, and a cadence akin to a tiger’s purr. Just come out because somehow they can’t do themselves justice through plain text. Brent Chappell Brent Chappell considers himself a born again poet. He has accepted Shane Koyczan as his Lord and Savior. He has been baptized under the spray of the poorly functioning beer taps at...

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