Short Slammers

Andre Prefontaine

As a kid, Andre Prefontaine wore seaweed on his head as a wig. He suspects this has lead to the fantastically outlandish imagination spawning in his mind. This award-winning poet has travelled North America spouting his tales of love, loss, politics and playful perspective.

Prefontaine is a two-time Underground Poetry Slam Champion and a haiku-death match virtuoso. Most recently, Prefontaine captained the 2014 Toronto Poetry Slam team to national victory.  When it comes to his performances, expect the unexpected, prepare for confetti of emotions, and brace yourselves for one heck of a wild ride.

Patrick de Belen

Patrick de Belen is a youth educator, speaker, and an award-winning spoken word artist. He is grateful to have harnessed his inner dopeness at an early age, and hasn’t been able to control it since. Known for his hard-hitting, rhyme-slinging punch lines and raw, unedited stories; Patrick delivers a spoken word style that has won him a national championship and earned him the title of the inaugural Youth Poet of Honour of Canada. Off the stage, he spends his time in youth mentorship and leadership, encouraging young people to discover and control the power of their voice.

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Once upon a Monday, a tiny girl was born. They called her Sabrina . She was cool. She mostly just ate and laughed and slept. Fast-forward twenty-seven years, not much has changed, except now she talks A LOT. Sabrina has found herself on many stages, including the Canadian Indies Finals, The Victoria Festival of Spoken Word and most recently, was part of the 2014 Toronto Poetry Slam team which was crowned National Champion this past October. Sabrina’s poems float along the spectrum of love, pain, identity and Beyonce. She digs coffee, metaphors, and mountains. Sabrina is a digger. She hopes that you’ll dig her.