Spoken word events including a competition feat. some of the best poets from around the world.
4x Canadian Poetry Slam Champion Ikenna Onyegbula returns to the Drake Underground stage as one of our feature poets!
The top 6 poets from the semis will compete for $500!!!! AND the winner will have their poem featured on the TTC.
$20 Cash at Door
About our feature:
Ikenna Onyegbula is a Canadian writer, spoken word poet, and arts educator recently relocated to Toronto. He started writing and performing spoken word poetry in 2008 and has since featured his poems on numerous stages across North America, Europe, South America, and Asia.
He is the 2018 Rio International Poetry Slam champion, the 2014 World Poetry Slam Champion, the 2013 and 2011 Canadian Individual Poetry Slam Champion, and the 2010 and 2009 Canadian Festival of Spoken Word National Slam champion.
As an arts educator, Ikenna facilitates safe art spaces for youth and adult poets alike, both in Canada and abroad; most recently working in India on a 6-month artist residency and in Bangkok, Thailand, conducting his “Intangibles” poetry workshop series.