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Slamlandia Digital Open Mic ft. Robyn Kaur Sidhu
August 20, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Slamlandia is hosting another digital poetry open mic. This open mic – only poetry, no music please – will take place on August 20th. We’ll be hosting this event with the help of Literary Arts.
You can access our Zoom link in advance. Here is the link to register:
Sign ups for the open mic will be posted at 6:30pm PT day of via Facebook posts and an Instagram story. Comment / reply to get your name on the list. Open mic will promptly begin at 7pm. Poets gets 3 minutes to share poetry – please do not go over time.
We will have a feature from Robyn Kaur Sidhu.
Robyn Kaur Sidhu (she/he/they) is a Queer, mad, chronically ill, Punjabi-Canadian spoken word poet, born in Montreal, Quebec and raised in Brampton, Ontario. They have had feelings publicly, and has performed them on national and international stages in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. They are a director for the Voices of Today youth poetry festival, the creative director of Hot Damn it’s a Queer Slam, and is the Co-chair Communications of the SpeakNORTH. They are also a teacher of consent, race and 2SLGBTQ+ identity to youth across the Greater Toronto Area. They are trying to be the adult they always needed as a kid. You can find Robyn in vintage cardigans or also on the internet if that’s your thing @Robyn_Sidhu
A quick run down of Zoom: click the link we’ve shared, register, and that will give you access to the Zoom chat space on the 20th. During the show the host will keep everyone except the person currently reading muted – and then will unmute everyone for 5 seconds after poems are over for everyone to cheer.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask! We look forward to seeing your faces on all our laptops / phones this Thursday evening.
Slamlandia is a poetry open mic and slam that meets every month. This mic provides a creative, fun, and welcoming space for all literary communities in Portland. We encourage poets new and old to come share their work. We strive towards a safer space for poets to read their own poetry, witness others, and participate in community.
August’s featured poet is Robyn Kaur Sidhu.
Register in advance for Slamlandia:
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