The Burlington Slam Project
The Burlington Slam Project (BSP) is a monthly, poetry oriented, high-energy competition that includes an open mic and a different special guest artist, each month. The series has been running for 6 years (this July) in the city of Burlington, ON, and continues to gain momentum largely off the gumption of its founders and core supporters and the simple laws of attraction. The supporters and participants come from diverse backgrounds and find commonality in the expression of the written word and the nuance of competitive performance.
While the competition is judged by the audience; the points and prizes are only a small source of the motivation for the intrigue that a poetry slam inspires. Many people who come for the first time leave saying, “WOW! That was NOT what I expected!”