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Monday: Performance poetry at the SkyDragon (Hamilton)

Hey writers, poets, and fans of books or spoken word:

If you're free this Monday night and anywhere near Hamilton, come check out She Rusty Sleep!
It's a fairly new monthly series that showcases the best poets and spoken-word artists in Hamilton and the Greater Toronto Area, hosted by Kevin Fortnum. There's also an open mic, so if you've got a poem or a short written work to share, bring it and impress the audience with your words.

(And if you're the type who thinks that poetry readings are nothing but boring, monotonous recitations about nature and kittens, well, the headliners this month will surprise you. They know how to put on a show.)

The June features will be two stars of the Toronto scene: slam icon Truth Is.... and satirical performance artist Jeff Cottrill.

Truth Is.... is a poet who uses thunderclap rhythm with a distinctive voice, blending ecstasy and despair. She has been a member of Toronto's national slam team for three straight years and is also a past winner of both the Toronto Poetry Slam and ESC Mississauga Slam. More info here.

Jeff Cottrill is a satirical writer, spoken-word artist, and occasional movie critic who likes to make audiences laugh, cringe, or preferably both. He has performed throughout Southern Ontario and the U.S., and in July he will be embarking on his second U.K. tour. More info here.

Monday, June 9, 8:00 p.m.
Bread & Roses Café, SkyDragon Centre, 27 King William Street, Hamilton

Hope to see you there!
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