Hot Damn It's A Queer Slam! Featuring Mahlikah Awe:Ri Enml'ga't Saqama'sgw

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Welcome to season two of our fanfuckentasmic series! We're at the Supermarket Restaurant and Bar stage with Steam Whistle as one of our sponsors and Mahlika Awe:ri Enml'ga't Saqama'sgw making a HDiaQS debut!

Queer and Trans poets bring your voices, your work to this stage. We have one of the hottest shows in town and we would love you to come be a part of it. Our season one winner of the circuit Beth Murch was able to have travel and accommodations paid for at the Queer International Summit and Slam Capturing Fire in Washington DC. The slate is clean and the race is on. As always we have our Queirdo for best weird poem price.

This is an open mic and a two round slam, you can slam with the page in your hand and your heart on your sleeve. Tell us your story as only you can.

7:30pm sign-up
8:00pm start-up

And now meet the beautiful Mahlika Awe:ri Enml'ga't Saqama'sgw

Mahlikah Awe:ri Enml'ga't Saqama'sgw (Walking Woman) is an international First Nations (Haudenosaunee Mohawk/Mi'kmaw) drum talk poetic rapologist; poet, musician, hip-hop MC, arts educator, radio host, curator, the Deputy Executive of the Toronto Centre for Community Learning & Development in Regent Park, and a 2015 inaugural Toronto Arts Council's Cultural Leaders Lab Fellow. She is a founding member of Red Slam Collective, an Indigenous hip hop movement nominated for the TD Diversity Award in 2013. Awe:ri a KM Hunter OAC Literary Arts Award 2013 nominee released the spoken word EP Serpent's Skin in 2011, and is currently published in 5 literary anthologies. Recent projects include: 2015 delegate for the Symposium of the Americas on Cultural Based Innovation at the Banff Cultural Centre in Alberta; Panelist and Facilitator for the First Annual Naked Heart an LGBTQ Festival of Words and a presenter at the 2015 Emergence Symposium | Arts & Equity : Leading Social Change.

Social Media Handles:
Twitter: @redslam
FB: Red Slam
Instagram: mahlikah_aweri
Youtube: Red Slam Collective
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