It's the last slam competition in the Capital Slam regular season -- the last chance for poets to try to qualify for May's semi-finals. The show will be hosted by Marcus Jameel.
Plus there's also a limited, non-competitive open mic, so if you've got something to read or perform, why not bring it?
The featured performer of the evening will be Toronto spoken-word satirist Jeff Cottrill.
Jeff Cottrill is a satirical writer, spoken-word artist and occasional film critic based in Toronto. His stage act often uses elements of performance poetry, theatre or storytelling. With a darkly comic flavour, he likes to make audiences laugh, cringe, or (preferably) both. Jeff has featured in literary and performance series all over southern Ontario and the midwest U.S., and in July he will be embarking on his second U.K. tour. Jeff is the Literary Editor with Burning Effigy Press and a former coordinator for the Perpetual Motion Roadshow, an indie-artist touring circuit. Last year, he released his third chapbook, Guilt Pasta; he also has a CD available, Cracktastic!. He is currently working on his fifth or sixth attempt at a first novel. More info at his web page.
Saturday, April 5, 2008, 7:00 p.m.
The Mercury Lounge, 56 Byward (in the Market)
$7 cover (or free for performers)
More info at www.capitalslam.com
Hope to see you there!