At the annual Canadian Festival of Spoken Word, I often like hosting shows or events that will get poets thinking differently about the art form, or just plan having fun after bouting for hours.
This year, I pitched a unique idea to the Peterborough team running this year's fest, taking place Oct 23 to 29, and they luckily accepted it. And that idea is SLAMILY FEUD!
Picture the game show Family Feud but tailored to poets and slam poets, with questions focused on poet behaviour. Everything remains the same from the show, including the Fast Money Round. We'll be surveying poets in the next three weeks.
I'm stoked to have on the programming team the programming talents of Brent Peers aka Same Difference and the hosting skills of Britta B.
It all goes down Oct. 26 at The Spill Cafe in Peterborough at 11:30 pm. I know, kind of late, but all the fun stuff happens after 11, right?
Thing is, we need families to compete and by families/teams we mean you. Anyone can compete as a team or solo (we'll mix solo registrants with each other to form a team) as long as you know you'll be in Peterborough on that date.
This is going to be unlike anything that's gone down at CFSW and I can't wait to bring this to Peterborough. I hope you'll join us, poetry lover!
The registration form is below:
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