December 8/17: Regina Word Up Poetry Slam

Regina Word Up Poetry Slam! 
December 8/17
Doors 7:30pm/ Show 8pm
$10+gst (or PWYC)
All Ages/+19 Cash Bar
(Sign up to perform at the door and don’t pay a nickel!)

This is your last chance to perform in order to meet the requirements to compete in the Canadian Individual Poetry Slam qualifier on February 9th!

Regina Word Up programming has provided spoken word events, workshops and opportunities for over five years in the Queen City. It has sent poets through poetry slam teams or solo artists to national competitions: Canadian Festival of Spoken Word, Canadian Individual Poetry Slam, and Voices of Today. 

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Mar 3/17 – Regina Word Up Youth + Community Stage featuring RC Weslowski!

RC WeslowskiAdmission is $5 + GST or PWYC (No one turned away.)
Doors at 7:30
Show around 8
All ages/+19 Cash Bar
 
Regina Word Up Youth is Regina’s only youth-specific spoken word performance series.
 
A Youth Stage is an opportunity to share work with our peers and greater community. No scores and all support, this event is a great opportunity for youth (14-22) who want more exposure or practice, or want to share something that doesn’t usually fit within our regular poetry slams. Rants, stories, jokes (the punnier, the better!) songs, or poems are all welcome on our stage.
 

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Sept 23 – Regina Word Up Youth presents Saskatoon Slam Team

 

Admission is $5 + GST or PWYC (No one turned away.)
Doors at 7:30
Show around 8
All ages/+19 Cash Bar

 

Regina Word Up Youth is Regina’s only youth-specific spoken word performance series.

A Youth Stage is an opportunity to share work with our peers and greater community. No scores and all support, this event is a great opportunity for youth (14-22) who want more exposure or practice, or want to share something that doesn’t usually fit within our regular poetry slams. Rants, stories, jokes (the punnier, the better!) songs, or poems are all welcome on our stage.

Have something you want to share that we didn’t list? We love creativity, and we would probably let you perform…just ask us! Regina Word Up Youth Stage is for youth of all skill levels interested in sharing stories – of any kind. We celebrate all styles of writing and voices, and encourage our community to support these very important vessels of truth.

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Oct 7 – Regina Word Up Community Stage ft Regina Slam Team

Admission is $10 + GST or PWYC (No one turned away.)
Doors at 7:30
Show around 8
All ages/+19 Cash Bar

Regina Word Up is held on the first, third and fourth Friday’s of every month. Regularly, the first Friday is a community stage, our third Friday is a poetry slam and our fourth Friday is a youth stage.

A community stage is an opportunity to share work with our community. No scores and all support, this event is a great opportunity for folks who want more exposure or practice, or want to share something that doesn’t usually fit within our regular poetry slams. Rants, stories, jokes (the punnier, the better!) songs, or poems are all welcome on our stage.

Have something you want to share that we didn’t list? We love creativity, and we would probably let you perform…just ask us!

There is a gentle time limit of 5 minutes per person to allow enough time for all of our community. If you have more to share than that, we will allow you another five minute block after everyone has performed, time permitting.

Audience members, come prepared with snapping fingers and a good pair of lungs, as always!

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April 21 – Regina Word Up Poetry Slam: CIPS Fundraiser!

prairie poetryApril 21/17
Doors 7:30 pm/8 pm show
Admission is $10 + GST (or pay what you can)
All ages/+19 cash bar
Special Fundraiser Event!


What is a poetry slam?

A poetry slam is a dialogue between audience and performer. It is a competitive event wherein spoken word artists share their work in a high-spirited, fast-paced environment to an often uproarious crowd. [Read more…]

October 22, 2016 – Behind the Songs: Eric Taylor, Chris Henderson, Bre McDaniels and Jenny Banai

BTS circle croppedDoors at 7:30pm. Starts at 8:00pm.
 $20 + GST at the Door.
Sign up for the open mic and pay only $10 + GST!
All Ages. / Cash bar (19+ with valid ID). / Rush seating.

On October 22nd, join us as we kick off the 3rd season of our Behind the Songs concert series.  We’ve got an incredible line-up of four songwriters who will make some beautiful moments happen on our stage!  Chris Henderson, Eric Taylor, Bre McDaniels and Jenny Banai are all talented artists in their own right. With all four of them sharing the stage, it’s bound to be magical.

Behind the Songs is a monthly concert series that features Canadian songwriters in a songwriters circle format. We take songwriters from various backgrounds, put them on stage, and encourage them to share with the audience their songs, the stories behind their work, and a bit about their writing process. This intimate format enables the audience to feel closer to the songwriters and to learn more about them and their creative process. You don’t have to be a songwriter to enjoy this; as long as you enjoy music, this event is for you!

Following the feature performance, there will be an open stage, where anyone is welcome to share one or two of their own songs. Join us for this special night of music and story-telling, and in welcoming these talented songwriters and performers to the stage… they will be on from 8:00pm to 9:30 pm, with our open mic session to follow.

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Oct 28 – Regina Word Up Youth Stage

Admission is $5 + GST or PWYC (No one turned away.)
Doors at 7:30
Show around 8
All ages/+19 Cash Bar

Regina Word Up Youth is Regina’s only youth-specific spoken word performance series. For one night, we are teaming up with Street Culture Project and The Saskatchewan Writer’s Guild for a very special performance marking the end of the pilot program, Write on the Edge.

A Youth Stage is an opportunity to share work with our peers and greater community. No scores and all support, this event is a great opportunity for youth (14-22) who want more exposure or practice, or want to share something that doesn’t usually fit within our regular poetry slams. Rants, stories, jokes (the punnier, the better!) songs, or poems are all welcome on our stage.

Have something you want to share that we didn’t list? We love creativity, and we would probably let you perform…just ask us! Regina Word Up Youth Stage is for youth of all skill levels interested in sharing stories – of any kind. We celebrate all styles of writing and voices, and encourage our community to support these very important vessels of truth.

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May 5 – Regina Word Up Poetry Slam Team Finals

prairie poetry

May 5/17
Doors 7:30pm/8pm Start
$10 + GST
All Ages/+19 Cash Bar
This poetry slam is an invite only slam. Audience members are highly encouraged to attend.


The highly anticipated and much talked about poetry slam event of the year is here! And it’s coming up quick! So we need you!

The invites have been sent out. For the all age team, you must be 19+, and you must have participated in at least one event. If you think you should be competing please contact us! [Read more…]

May 12/17 – Regina Word Up: Just Write launch + open mic

Just Write.May 12/17
Doors 7:30pm/8pm Start
Free!
All ages/+19 Cash Bar
In partnership with the Regina Improvisation Studies Centre
Do you ever feel stuck waiting for inspiration to strike? Do you like the idea of writing but have trouble getting started? Do you find it more motivating to be part of a group than to write on your own?


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Nov 25 – Regina Word Up Youth + Community Stage ft. d’j

Admission is $5 + GST or PWYC (No one turned away.)
Doors at 7:30
Show around 8
All ages/+19 Cash Bar

Regina Word Up Youth is Regina’s only youth-specific spoken word performance series.

A Youth Stage is an opportunity to share work with our peers and greater community. No scores and all support, this event is a great opportunity for youth (14-22) who want more exposure or practice, or want to share something that doesn’t usually fit within our regular poetry slams. Rants, stories, jokes (the punnier, the better!) songs, or poems are all welcome on our stage.

After the youth stage, we host a community stage for ALL AGES. A community stage is an opportunity to share work with our community. No scores and all support, this event is a great opportunity for folks who want more exposure or practice, or want to share something that doesn’t usually fit within our regular poetry slams.
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