Hillside Summer Festival 2018

July 13 - 15

Hillside Slam 2018

Hillside Slam 2018

Poetry slams have crossed the border into the hearts of Canadians from all walks of life since it was cooked up in the soul-soaked city of Chicago in a jazz lounge just over a quarter century ago. Slams were created to transform spoken poetry from static readings for the artistic elite into stunning, interactive, dynamic, and competitive performances. Members of the audience are selected to be judges at the slam, assigning each poetry performance a score from 0 to 10. Any one can sign up. Only original writing can be performed and no props or musical accompaniments are allowed; for three minutes, it’s just the poet, their poem, and an audience. Who will be this years Hillside champion? It might just be you! One round, winner take home a 2019 Hillside festival pass. Hosted by Guelph Spoken Word