GATHER: A Spoken Word Open Mic

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GATHER: A Spoken Word Open Mic is your chance to take the microphone for up to 5 minutes and perform anything original that is spoken out loud. For instance, you could read:
• a few poems you’ve penned
• an excerpt from a novel you’re crafting
• an original stand-up comedy routine
• a skit you’ve written and want to perform with friends
• a hilarious true story of a disastrous first date
• a traditional tale shared by your auntie
• or anything else you fancy!

Simply sign up at the door upon arrival. Event MC and NorthWords NWT Board President, Robyn Scott, will be there to welcome you. Don’t forget to invite your friends to cheer you on!

Don’t have anything to read? No worries! Come and enjoy the talented writers and performers of Yellowknife as they showcase their skills on stage.

VENUE: The Top Knight (located upstairs from The Black Knight). Full food and beverage service is available!

COST: Tickets are $10, available at the door

WHEN: Doors open at 7:00pm, with performances kicking off at 7:30pm

We’re excited to see you there!

Guest Author:
Tawahum is a Łutselkʼe Dene and Plains Nehiyaw spoken word poet from unceded Musqueam, Squamish & Tsleil-Waututh Territory (CKA Vancouver). Their Two-Spirit, Nonbinary Scorpio-moon angst boils over to showcase their sadboi rage. With a BA in Creative Writing from KPU, Tawahum has performed poetry and hip-hop at countless festivals with poems featured in numerous publications. Cut to Fortress was published by Nightwood Editions in 2022 with this new collection to come 2025. Find them online @Tawahum on social media and music platforms.
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Please remember, we endeavour to make this is a safe(r) space. Words can hurt, so be mindful of others and the atmosphere of the evening when selecting your content.