Regina Word Up Open Mic featuring Abdulsalam Abo Alshamat
Date: Wednesday, April 12, 2023
Time: 7:00-9:00 pm (SK time), doors open at 6:30 pm
Location: The Artesian, 2627 13th Ave, Regina, SK
Price: Recommended donation of $5 or pay what you can. (Cash)
Our open mic is an opportunity for folks to gather and share appreciation for the art of spoken word. Everyone is welcome on our pressure-free stage for 5-minute spots. All genres, styles, and stories will be celebrated. (Please see community guidelines below.)
We encourage audience members to engage during the performances – snap, make cheesecake noises (mm’s and yes), laugh, stomp, or otherwise make your appreciation known!
Abdulsalam is a Syrian-Palestinian poet and photographer based in Regina. His words explore themes of exile, identity, belonging, and, sometimes, love. Before winning the lottery of resettlement to Canada in 2021, he lived with his family in Malaysia for nine years where his storytelling journey started. He performed twice at the George Town Literary Festival and won second place in the 2019 Migrant & Refugee Poetry Competition in Kuala Lumpur.