2017 will mark the 17-year anniversary of my hosting debut at Suburban Spoken Word, the reading series I used to run in the nosebleed section of North York. Including that series, I've hosted more than 400 shows in Toronto and elsewhere, thanks to Toronto Poetry Slam, one-off shows at venues like Word on the Street and the Harbourfront Centre, and five weddings (I'm available to host your wedding! PM me!)
I thought it'd be helpful for any hosts out to here to check out my list of the key lessons I've taken away by getting behind a mic and curating shows on stages big and small.
In no particular order:
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