Event Directory Search for upcoming events Picks and Previews Plan ahead to check out these not-to-be-missed events All Theatre Dance Music Film & Media Visual Art Literary Festival Promotion Free Literary Shafraz Ladak | Photo: Courtesy of the Ink Spot Collective Aug. 27, 2018 August Open Mic & Poetry Slam Take the stage with the Calgary Poetry Slam Amy Jo Espetveidt Location Dickens Pub 1000 9th Ave. SW Price $10 Buy Tickets The city’s one and only official poetry slam, this group has been bringing competitive poetry to YYC since 2003. Calgary Poetry Slam is a democratic platform for expression, join in as a performer or as an audience member. This month even features an extended open mic, as well as a few extra slam sign up slots. The August Open Mic & Poetry Slam takes place on August 27, 2018 at Dickens Pub (1000 9th Ave. SW). Signup for both the open mic and the slam is released at 7:00pm and the show starts at 7:30pm. Admission is $10 cash at door, with a sliding scale for those who identify as low-income or students.