Festival News: The Open Mic Hour Returns to The Word On The Street!

ImageAfter two successful years, we are excited to once again be hosting the Open Mic Hour at the hugely popular This Is Not The Shakespeare Stage! This stage showcases great Canadian young adult books, authors, and artists, and features genre-based interactive programming sessions, including the Open Mic – an hour of programming dedicated to, and delivered by, the voices of Toronto’s emerging young writers.

Aspiring young writers aged 13 to 19 are welcome to submit their work for consideration!

Accepted submissions

  • Poetry
  • Slam poetry
  • Spoken word
  • Short stories
  • Short films
  • Short plays
  • Monologues
  • Songwriting
  • Comic/graphic novels

Successful applicants will be invited to present their work to the public on stage on Festival Day – Sunday, September 22nd, 2013.

The deadline for Open Mic Submissions is Friday, June 28, 2013. For more information, please read the Open Mic Information Package. Applicants under the age of 18 must also submit a completed permission form.

Those interested in participating can send in their unpublished written work to cailin@thewordonthestreet.ca or by mail to The Word On The Street’s office at 67 Mowat Avenue, Suite 242, Toronto, ON M6K 3E3.

Good luck!


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