1001 Friday Nights of Storytelling
Every Friday from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m people gather to share stories from far and wide. Folk tales, personal accounts, ballads, poems, history are all welcome. The main stipulation is that it comes from memory and is not read off a page. You are welcome to come and simply listen too. The event has been taking place since the late 70's and some of the participants bring a great deal of storytelling experience to the event, but budding tellers will find the group very welcoming. They... [Read More]
 
Toronto Poetry Slam
There was a time I thought it was wrong to give a poem a score. That was before I understood the points aren't the point of the slam. It took me a while to realize it's still the poetry that is the point. I love poetry, but the slam made me love live poetry readings. A long line of real people poets, vying for your attention by speaking their mind and opening their hearts through crafted prose and rhyme, three minutes at a time, keeps things lively and leaves your soul feeling... [Read More]