Happy Fall to you all!
I’m very excited to come on board as the new director of Slackline! I have big shoes to fill in Evan’s absence and am looking forward to a new year with some new traditions.
I know some of you have been wondering if Slackline will continue, and if there will be a November show. Good news! We are going forward! There will be a Slackline show in November as scheduled, but as an open mic segment while new ideas and plans for future shows are put in place.
The open-mic show is November 11, 2018 at the Burdock. We start at 6pm, signups are at 5:30pm on a first come, first served basis until spots are filled. Please take a look at our current mandate on our website before signing up. Tickets are $10 or PWYC. Come and show off 5-10 minutes of your latest work, or just come for a brew and support Toronto artists!
Now onto the more nitty gritty…
There will be some changes to Slackline that will come into effect in 2019 for our January show. These plans include opening up the stage to both emerging and established artists, as well as a new submission system for artists hoping to showcase at a Slackline show.
In more exciting news, this submission system will also be connected to the call for submissions for Slackline’s first ever online publication, due to release on our website in December 2019! Keep an eye out for an official call for submissions of Poetry, Fiction, NonFiction, and Art that will be posted here and on all socials.
Something I’ve always respected about Slackline is how it is kept together by a group of dedicated volunteers. In that light, Slackline is currently looking for volunteers to help with visual media (posters, web design, branding) and social media management. Please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know what you would like to contribute, any qualifications, and what your favourite poem/book/short story is. If you can’t think of anything then let us know your favourite movie, or something about you you’d like us to know.
Otherwise, the website will be redesigned and updated before our January 2019 show.
Stay tuned for more updates.