As you may know, I am a part of Canada’s first all female poetry slam team, 4Women. On top of getting ready for the Canadian Nationals, we are heading down to compete in the American National Poetry Slam Championships in a few short weeks. We’re excited to launch our first team showcase on Monday July 27th at Clinton’s (9:00 pm), and hope you can make it out to support our efforts to represent Canada at this huge competition. We will also be hosting a silent auction filled with a ton of prizes (dinners for two at awesome local restaurants, massages, gift baskets, book store certificates etc) on the same evening. If you have any connections or resources that might help us raise some of the necessary funding, please make sure to drop us a line. We really appreciate it!! In the absence of hook ups, however, we would love to see your lovely faces out on July 27th. We can promise a great night and a big show, filled with many new team and individual pieces, as well as some surprise performances by wicked local poets. Hope to see you!!!
We are also thrilled to be taking part in the 2009 Eden Mills Writers Festival (a top-notch literary festival in Ontario). This year, 4Women has been invited to square off against the Guelph Poetry Slam Team. If you are free on Sunday September 20, Eden Mills is around an hour or so outside Toronto. We’re slated to perform around 4:30 pm, but try and make it for the whole festival if you can; there are some amazing writers out and about.
Hope the summer has been good to you.