1 Poetry Slam Decathlon @ KW|AG

Two slam poet teams compete in 10 events & riff off of visuals by Lynne Cohen and Jason de Haan .

Lynne Cohen, Laboratory, 1999/2013, chromogenic print, 194.3 cm x 232 x 3.3 cm. Courtesy of Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto
Lynne Cohen, Laboratory (1999/2013), chromogenic print. Courtesy of Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto

Two teams of five professional spoken word artists each compete in a 10-round poetry slam decathlon judged by audience members’ cheers, featuring events like haiku death match, compliment rap battle and rhyme-off! Poets – featuring Dia Davina and KW Poetry Slam spark plug Janice Lee – will also present improvised pieces based on photos and images from KW|AG’s fabulous fall exhibitions .

Night\Shift explorers are encouraged to get rowdy and responsive, and maybe even share a few words at the open mic. The KW|AG’s Community Access Space will be selling liquid courage.


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Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery (101 Queen Street N)
KW|AG: 5pm to 2amish \+ Decathlon: 8pm to 1:30am
No touching!