YouthSpeak Ottawa: The 4th Slam & Open Mic

Ottawa Public Library, Main Branch , 120 Metcalfe, Ottawa

Join us on MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2020 for the much anticipated YouthSpeak! Slam at 6:30PM in room B125 (basement) of the Ottawa Public Library / Bibliothèque publique d'Ottawa Main Branch: 120 Metcalfe St.

Open mic available at the start of the slam! Sign up at the door. FREE

YouthSpeak! drop-in writing sessions take place every Monday in the basement of the Ottawa Public Library, Main Branch from 5-8PM. If you're 22 and under and would like to attend, feel free to drop by any time. If you are older than 22 and still want to participate, you can sign up to be a volunteer facilitator at

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For the first time ever, YouthSpeak will be hosting a Poetry Slam for youth, age 22 and younger. The YouthSpeak writing and performance mentorship will continue ever Monday, with the last Monday of each month reserved for the SLAM. Any youth age 22 and younger are invited to drop-in for the weekly workshop series or compete in the slam or perform in the OPEN MIC portion (non-competitive) at the beginning of the slam. Sign-up at the door.

POETRY SLAM is the competitive form of Spoken Word poetry. The YouthSpeak slam series will determine a team of the top 5 youth poets to represent Ottawa at Voices of Today Youth Poetry Festival in 2020. Donations will be accepted to cover travel costs.