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Poetry Workshops For All Ages Led By Kay Kassirer and Jess Tollestrup

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Kay Kassirer and Jess Tollestrup are professional spoken word artists here to help you make great poems and art! All ages welcome! Sunday, December 16 at Amigos Back Room 2:00 pm Kay Kassirer will help you explore gender and sexuality through your spoken word art! 3:15 pm Jess Tollestrup will help you mix music and words into something new and exciting! By donation – $10 per workshop or $15 for both, suggested donation Cash at the door Exploring Gender&Sexuality through Spoken Word Poetry Delve into your identity as we write about...

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Kay Kassirer and Jess Tollestrup feature December 16!

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We’ll kick things off with a community stage! Sign up at the door starting at 7:30. Please keep what you share to 1 poem or maximum 5 minutes, out of respect for the space you share with the community. Our double feature is Kay Kassier and Jess Tollestrup! Kay Kassirer (they/them) is a spoken-word poet, organizer, and activist who currently resides on the unceded lands of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations, colonially known as Vancouver. Kay was the 2016 Capturing Fire rep for Hot Damn! It’s a Queer Slam, and...

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Secret Slamta Poem Swap – December 9

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It’s time to swap poetry! We’re having a Secret Santa, and you’re invited to participate. Submit a poem to be read by someone else and you’ll receive a poem in turn. Just send your poem to tonight.its.poetry@gmail.com and we’ll send you one back! Don’t think you’ll have time to send it to us?  Just bring a legible copy on Sunday night and we’ll find a poet to read it! Whose poem will you receive? What similes and metaphors will come from the pen of another and then issue forth from your mouth as...

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November SLAM!

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It’s time for our third monthly poetry slam of the season! 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! 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. Tonight It’s Poetry November 18th // Amigos Cantina Saskatoon —...

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Community Stage Featuring Nisha Patel from Edmonton!

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We’ll kick things off with a community stage! Sign up at the door starting at 7:30. Please keep what you share to 1 poem or maximum 5 minutes, out of respect for the space you share with the community. Our feature is the incredibly talented Nisha Patel! Nisha Patel is an Indo-Canadian spoken word poetry author, artist, public speaker, and writer in Edmonton, Alberta. She is the 2016 Edmonton Indie Slam Champion, and took 4th place in the finals of Canadian Individual Poetry Slam 2017. She is a three-time member of the Edmonton Slam...

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Storyteller Community Stage Featuring Danica Lorer

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We kick off our part of Amigos’ 30th Anniversary celebrations with a storytellers community stage! Sign-up starts at the door at 7:30 PM. Please keep your reading to 7 minutes or less out of respect to the other tellers you share the stage with. The night will also feature the Storytellers Guild’s own Danica Lorer! Danica Lorer’s name lives in the word explorer. She lives in Saskatchewan, where she finds adventure in fields, forests, riverbanks, cities, small towns, and libraries. Over the past twenty years as a professional...

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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 Rideout 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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October SLAM!

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It’s time for our second monthly poetry slam of the season! 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! 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. Tonight It’s Poetry October 29th // Amigos Cantina Saskatoon —...

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Anarchy Slam! Featuring Elise Pallagi

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It’s time for the wildest poetry slam of the year! Join us for the ANARCHY SLAM! Poets are encouraged to break all the rules. Costumes? Wear ’em. Props? Bring ’em. Music? Play it. Time limits? Break ’em. *please note, the host reserves the right to cut you off if you take the time limit thing too far – still gotta respect the audience* But all that aside, the gloves are off! Sign up starts at 7:30 PM. Let’s get anarchic! The evening will also feature a set from our dear friend, Elise Pallagi! Elise Pallagi...

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Community Stage Featuring Overflo

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We return after a week off on Thanksgiving with a community stage. Sign up at the door to read a piece or two (maximum 5 minutes, out of respect for the space you share). Our feature is one of the Slam Team members heading off to Guelph this Fall, Overflo aka Shawn Joseph! In 2016 Shawn Joseph has made it on the slam team to represent Saskatoon at CFSW 2016 which took place in Winnipeg, Manitoba. However due to some unfortunate circumstances he was unable to attend the event. In 2017 he went on to win many other poetry slams including a story...

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