Slackline is Today! Rain or Shine.

If we promise that it won’t rain, will you promise to come to Slackline? It’s happening today, May 21, 6-8PM at Burdock. How about we offer some kick-ass performers? Because we’ve got four of those: David Alexander, Sanchari Sur, Rasiqra Revulva and Kirsten Bussière. Will prizes do it? We’ve got three book + lit mag prize packs courtesy of The Malahat Review, Vallum, Breakwater Books, Biblioasis, Archipelago Books, Palimpsest Press, and more! RSVP to the event on Facebook to be entered into the raffle draw.

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Thanks Everyone! Thanks IFOA!

So that was a wicked show! Thanks again to all the people that came out from all across Ontario (regardless of sickness or shit TTC). And thanks to our amazing volunteer Slackline team who emceed and kicked ass as always. And congrats to all the people who won prizes tonight—thanks for being so active on social media; as I’m sure you could guess, connecting with us on social media is a sure way to win yourself prizes from our publisher friends! A special thanks to the IFOA for helping us make tonight’s event extra special.

Head on over to our Events page for more info about upcoming events and performers. And remember to visit our TRC Calls to Action page for more info about what work Slackline is doing to assist with the TRC. Pics and Vids soon! Chat soon friends!

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Today We Poetry!

We showcase four poets today! 6-8PM at Burdock. Check out our Events page or Facebook Events page for specifics. + Sooo many prizes: IFOA tickets, several book prize packs, and more! Here are the performer bios:

 

Angela Wright is a writer based in Toronto. A historian by training, she is constantly in search of new ways to weave the past into her writing. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Montreal Gazette, The Brooklyn Quarterly, and Overland Literary Journal. She has performed her poetry in venues across the United States and Canada, including the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. Her first collection of poetry, Four Steps to Overcome Prejudice, is forthcoming. Follow her on twitter @angewrig

 

Natalie Wee is the author of Our Bodies & Other Fine Machines (Words Dance Publishing, 2016), with her second book forthcoming from BookThug in 2018. She has been published or has work forthcoming in the Adroit Journal, Drunken Boat, the Missing Slate, Room Magazine, Word Riot, & more. She has been nominated for the 2016 Best of the Net Anthology and a Pushcart Prize. Find her first book at http://natalieweepoetry.com/.

 

Nahrin Youkhanna is in the final semester of her Honours English degree at Concordia University in Montreal. She is of Syrian and Assyrian heritage. She enjoys whiling away hours wondering what Oscar Wilde’s twitter might look like. Her work has appeared in Soliloquies Anthology, as well as forgotten scraps of paper that fall out of her pocket and on the floor of Tim Hortons.

 

Sarah MacDonell is still unsure as to how she got here. A Montreal-born, Canadian-American baker-poet hyphen-lover currently residing in Ottawa, she has enjoyed homes in Cape Breton, Toronto, California, and Connecticut. Sarah is a 2017 Tree Reading Series Hot Ottawa Voice, her most recent publications include ottawater and Bywords.ca, and her first chapbook “The Lithium Body” came out this past January with In/Words press. Sarah is very excited to be reading in Toronto for the first time!

Last day to submit!

Last day to submit to be a feature artist for Slackline’s Summer 2017 Season. Get your submissions in by 11:59PM tonight! Thx friends.

SLACKLINE SUBMISSIONS FOR SUMMER 2017 SEASON: We are looking to feature a variety of artists and peoples. We plan to make our Summer 2017 events a showcase of artwork and photography, complimented by writers, slammers, storytellers, and the undefinable. If you are an artists of any kind, or if you know any artists who you would recommend, please contact us; our goal this season is to mingle the arts. Find all of our submissions guidelines here.

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Deadline Extended to April 20th

It looks like people need a few more days to get those submissions in. Therefore, we have extended the deadline to submit/apply for a Slackline feature until the end of April 20th, 2017. Please make sure to get those submission in ASAP if you’d like to be a part of one of our Summer 2017 events (June, August, or September; exact dates can be found on our Event pages).

We are looking for submissions from all artists and peoples. We plan to make our Summer 2017 events a showcase of artwork and photography, complimented by writers, slammers, storytellers, and the undefinable. If you are an artists of any kind, or if you know any artists who you would recommend, please contact us; our goal this season is to mingle the arts.

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Slackline’s Calls to Action

We are committed to doing our part in the process of Truth and Reconciliation regarding the injustices done to the indigenous people of this land due to colonial practices. To help move this country in the proper direction, Slackline is now actively working to answer several of the Calls to Action of the TRC. Please take a moment to visit our new TRC Calls to Action page for more info, and to learn about the ways that you can become more educated and further help the process.

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Calling all artists: Submit! Less than 10 days left.

April 15th at 11;59PM is the deadline for submissions to present at Slackline. Please submit if you’d like to be considered as a feature artist in our Summer 2017 Season, which includes shows in Toronto from June to September. Slackline is more than just a reading series, so please submit to us if you have artwork, comedy, singing, music, etc.: we are a platform for all artists. All the details can be found on our Submissions page, or contact us if you’d like to learn more. Peace!