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Dead Poet

September 22, 2018 @ 9:00 pm

Blank Canvas keeps your energy charged with Dead Poet, our spoken word and open mic monthly inside the Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen St. W).

Submerge yourself into a vibrant space of poets, musicians, DJs, artists, curators, stylists, dancers and more vibes.

THEME: Open Concept

Free for all, it’s an open concept so no themes just bring the heat!

Get ready for an uplifting atmosphere for the 32nd edition of Dead Poet.

Sounds by:

– Abscvnd
– Dom Dias Music
– [Special Guest]

10 Early Bird Slots available (see below for more details)
10 Open Mic Performance Slots available!

Curated by: Just John / @justjohnforreal

Hosted by: Cheffy

Flyer: Maia Boakye / @maiaboakye

Early Bird Dead Poet Submission: with 1 sentence about the message behind your work.

*NOTE Any MUSIC submissions will need to be sent to this email prior for review! | DEADLINE is Sept. 17TH at 11:59pm to get your submissions in.

*NOTE for Musicians, Only submit if you know you will be available on Dead Poet’s Event Day. Every spot counts!

POETS can submit through our Early Bird Process or wait until the door opens to get on the list.

*NOTE: Not all Early Bird Submissions will be accepted but will be until we fill our short list.
*Dead Poet List is first come, first serve so arrive right at doors to secure a general spot on the Dead Poet List
* If you’re not within the theme guidelines you will not be able to perform.

Doors: 9:00pm
Admission: $10 at the door | 19+
* We don’t turn away people due to lack of funds. We’ll figure something out at .
Gladstone Hotel 1214 Queen St. W

Blank Canvas does not tolerate any racist, sexist, homophobic, ableist, or transphobic behaviour at our events, and those who do so will be removed.

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Dead Poet is where you come alive.


September 22, 2018
9:00 pm
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