VERSeFest Day 5: Capital Slam

As a civilian – as opposed to those on the organizing committee or the reading series organizers – I sometimes feel as if festivals were built for me. Given the room of 30-80, or so, for each event, evidently it fit with more people than me for audience. JM Francheteau watching the show and Monty […]

VERSeFest Women's Slam Showcase

Day 3 of VERSeFest was The Women’s Slam Showcase of V, Kay’la Fraser, Kimbit and Missaralee, hosted by Jenna Tenn-Yuk. Missaralee told of being stuck speechless, except for the “words sanctioned by Shakespeare”, the right time and place being the stage, not interpersonal space. Girls are told to be quiet and obey. (Know that upbringing!) […]

Urban Legends at VERSeFest

Jamal hosted the Urban Legend’s competition. The sign up list of poets was randomized and the crowd called out a number of who would go next. The winner of the night would automatically get a place in the semi-finals. And $250 cash. Second spot gets $100 and third spot $50. First up was the sacrificial […]

Ottawa Woman's Slam Championship 2013

The 2013 Women’s Slam Championship, presented by VERSeOttawa was at the Mercury Lounge Saturday, January 26th. With a $8 charge at the door, the downstairs and upstairs were standing room only. It was a good night with strong voices and stories. It was in the space that Capital Slam uses each Saturday night, including next […]