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Community Stages Continue!

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Keep up your poems for summer community stages

Tonight It’s Poetry continues through August!  Join us Sundays at Amigos Cantina – sign up starts at 7:30 and the show starts at 8:00.  We’re hoping to be back at River Landing one of these Sundays.  Stay tuned!  Our summer stages are relaxed and fun.  Bring new poems, old poems, weird poems, half-finished poems … we just want you to share your poems!  Check us out on Instagram (@tipsaskatoon) and Facebook (@TonightitsPoetry) for all our summer fun!

The Fourth Line Series

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This summer we’re thinking:
Let’s collab!

Introducing the Fourth Line Series! Complete the fourth line of the poem and share with us on social media or in person Sunday nights. Top picks presented on stage the last Sunday of each month.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Between dark rum and darker thoughts,
a doorway opened in the middle of my forehead,
and a poem meandered asunder, towards ______”

Slam Poetry Action Continues! Semi-Finals Round Two!

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Slam Poetry Semi Finals 2019 Round TwoTonight It’s Poetry
May 26 // Amigos Cantina
$5 if you can // 19+ // 8 PM
Saskatoon — Treaty 6 Territory — Home of the Métis People

In our second semi-final round another eight poets will compete  – with the top four poets moving on to Finals, where the 2019 Saskatoon Slam Team will be formed to represent at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word in Guelph in October! Come on out and support some amazing poets and hear some phenomenal words as the top poets in our city compete.

Slam Poetry Action! Semi-Finals Round One!

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Slam Poetry Semi-Finals, Round OneTonight It’s Poetry
May 19 // Amigos Cantina
$5 if you can // 19+ // 8 PM
Saskatoon — Treaty 6 Territory — Home of the Métis People

Eight poets will compete in semi-final action – with the top four poets moving on to Finals, where the Saskatoon Slam Team will be formed to represent at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word in Guelph in the fall! Come on out and support some amazing poets and hear some phenomenal words as the top poets in our city compete.

Super Chill Community Stage

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In Your Words: Community StageTonight It’s Poetry
May 12 // Amigos Cantina
Saskatoon — Treaty 6 Territory — Home of the Métis People
$5 // 8:00 PM
19+
No one turned away for lack of funds.

Tonight is all about you and your words! 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 and others by keeping your performance to a maximum of 5 minutes. If you’ve never performed your poem before we look forward to hearing your words, too! Show up to just listen to some great spoken word, as well. Bring a friend! Tell your family!

Saskatoon Poetic Arts Festival Kick Off!

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Saskatoon Poetic Arts Festival Logo and Tonight It's Poetry LogoTonight It’s Poetry
May 5 // Amigos Cantina
Saskatoon — Treaty 6 Territory — Home of the Métis People
$5 // 8:00 PM
19+
No one turned away for lack of funds.

We open our evening with a community stage! Please sign up early. Be respectful of time and others by keeping your performance to a maximum of 5 minutes.

Our feature poets this evening are Brendan Flaherty, the festival’s director, and a few past ensemble members!  This is a show you don’t want to miss!  And, you’ll want tickets to the rest of the festival!

SPAF is a dynamic series of live performances! Grab your smartphone or your wall calendar, and book off May 7th-11th, 2019!
The Saskatoon Poetic Arts Festival is a week-long exploration of the power and potential of spoken word poetry. An ensemble of 10 artists from across Canada will engage in a week of workshops to learn new skills, expand on their existing talents, and collaborate with artists in other fields.
Each night you’ll see the festival ensemble show off new skills and new poetic work, accompanied by a dynamic series of featured artists and marquee performances. It all builds to the Festival Finale, in which the ensemble perform a theatrical poetry show that they create together (all in one day!).
This will be the 3rd annual SPAF, and if anything can be assumed based on the first two years, these shows will be unlike anything you’ve ever seen before – and in some cases, unlike anything you’ll ever see again! Join us for #SPAF2019, to WONDER & WITNESS!
https://www.saskatoonpoeticarts.com/

Poetry and Rock ‘n Roll – A Perfect Combination!

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Girls Rock Camp Fundraiser PosterTonight It’s Poetry
April 28 // Amigos Cantina
Saskatoon — Treaty 6 Territory — Home of the Métis People
8:00 PM // 19+

Tonight It’s Poetry is helping Girls Rock Saskatoon raise some funds! 5 new bands! 4 Indigenous Poets Society performers! 1 drag queen! Sign up for the community stage at 7:30! Stay to listen the All Grown Up bands and Indigenous Poets Society spoken word artists!

Funds raised will help all our organizations!

Last Chance to Slam in the 2018/2019 Season!

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Last Chance to Slam in 2018/2019Tonight It’s Poetry
April 21 // Amigos Cantina
Saskatoon — Treaty 6 Territory — Home of the Métis People
$5 // 8:00 PM // 19+
No one turned away for lack of funds.

It’s time for our monthly poetry slam! And, it’s the final slam of the regular season – the last chance to qualify for semi-finals! Poets enter into a two-round competition of poems with a strict 3-minute time limit where all the poems are judged by folks throughout the audience. The top 5 go on to the second round and the winner of that round nabs a cool 50 bucks! We’ve got some nice prizes for the second and third place winners, too!

If you’ve never been to a poetry slam before, get over here! If you’re interested in competing, sign up will begin at Amigos at 7:30 on the night of the show.

Raw Like Sushi, Tender Like Tomatoes: Vulnerability and Ferocity in Spoken Word

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Raw Like Sushi: A Spoken Word WorkshopSpoken Word Workshop
April 14 // Amigos Cantina Back Room
Saskatoon — Treaty 6 Territory — Home of the Métis People
$10 (suggested donation) // 2:00 – 4:00 PM
All Ages
No one turned away for lack of funds

Do people tell you that you are “too emotional”? Have you ever really wanted to get up on stage to spit the truth but worried that instead, you will open your mouth and nothing will come out? Do you carry bog roll with you to spoken word events because you are afraid that liquid fire reality will blast out of you? Are you plagued by stomach pains caused by keeping your mouth shut? Do you just need someone to tell you that you are special?

Then this is the workshop for you!
Spoken word is a diverse genre that allows for a multitude of voices, styles, and experiences, and yet, some of us are afraid to share our work with others because being vulnerable is a scary thing. Some of us have been discouraged from being “too radical” or “too fierce” while onstage. What’s wrong with choosing authenticity over popularity? ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! Say it loud, say it proud! The purpose of poetry has always been to convey messages: to tell personal stories, to expose our tender emotions, to display cracked hearts, and to find healing in the understanding that all of us are bruised, split, broken, hastily glued back together, and in search of understanding who we really are.

Facilitator:
Beth Murch (a.k.a. Mama B, a.k.a. Queen B) is a self-proclaimed stage-rager and a recovering soft-spoken “good girl” who has watered many a mic with her salty tears. Let her affirm the validity of your experience and affirm the importance of you sharing your words with your community. Learn ways to expose your delicate heart to your audience while acquiring techniques to keep yourself grounded and safe.

Feature Poet Beth Murch!

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Promo photo of spoken word artist Beth MurchTonight It’s Poetry
April 14 // Amigos Cantina
Saskatoon — Treaty 6 Territory — Home of the Métis People
$5 // 8:00 PM
19+
No one turned away for lack of funds

We open our evening with a community stage! Please sign up early. Be respectful of time and others by keeping your performance to a maximum of 5 minutes.

Our feature this evening is the wonderful and amazing Beth Murch!
Beth Murch is a radical reproductive justice activist, full-spectrum birth worker, and nationally competing spoken word artist. Her work, which draws upon themes of social justice, sexuality, nature, spirituality, loneliness, and feminism, has been described as “blood and guts”, “vulnerable”, “a place of hope amidst the darkness” and “sassy”. Murch’s passions include placentae, memento mori, cat memes, herbalism, and religious kitsch. In her spare time, she enjoys baking bread, painting pictures of goddesses, and learning to knit. Her goal is to live on the edge of the woods, healing people with mysterious herbs, telling fortunes, and decorating her headwraps with feathers, bones, and shells.

Join Beth Murch in the ether of the internet at https://bethmurch.wordpress.com/ and beth.murch@gmail.com