Montreal Storytelling Festival 2015

Posted by jdhBard | Posted in Events, Slam | Posted on 24-10-2015

There is a storytelling festival taking place in October 2015 called Le Festival Interculturel du Conte du Quebec and my Slamtastique Story Slam is being held on the last night of it. You should join us! Some of the finest storytellers are sure to be there!

Sunday, October 25th
6:30pm – 9:00pm
Mariposa le Café
5434 Cote St-Luc rd.
Montreal, Quebec H3X 2C5
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Slamtastique Podcast Ep. 01

Posted by jdhBard | Posted in Slam | Posted on 16-12-2013

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As some of you may know, I host my very own storytelling competition called Slamtastique (2nd Monday of each month at Shaika Cafe in Montreal). I’m currently in my third season and it’s going very well. As I do at most shows, I audio record the show and then post the stories I like to the website. However, I’ve been finding that these posts lack a certain amount of structure and production quality.

So I took the last show, picked out the stories from the top three winners, and build a small podcast around them. It’s been quite the learning experience, but I’m very happy with the results. Have a listen to it here, and if you want to learn more about the competition, visit the website!

Story Slam Finals!

Posted by jdhBard | Posted in Events, Slam | Posted on 10-05-2013

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On June 10th 2013, I’m hosting the 2013 edition of the Slamtastique Story Slam Finals. This our 2nd annual Story Slam competition and I’m really looking forward to it. There will be six story slammers competing for the glory and fudge! These six competitors are the winners from this past year (October – May), but only one can be crowned victor!

We’ve also got celebrity judges who will also be telling stories of their own, so that should mix things up nicely. Come check us out!

Slamtastique Finals 2013
June 10th, 2013, 6:30 pm – 7pm
Shaika Café

5526 Sherbrooke Street West/Quest
Montreal, Quebec
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For more information about the Story Slams, see Slamtastique.
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MadSlam 2013

Posted by jdhBard | Posted in News, Slam | Posted on 14-01-2013

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I just got home after taking part in the first ever Madpoetix Slam and it was SICK! So much raw talent under one roof was unbelievable to witness, much less even take part in.

I made it through two rounds: 1st round got me a score of 29.5 / 30 points, and the 2nd round got me a score of 29.4 / 30 points. Simple math will tell you that I scored 58.9 points / 60, but unbelievable math will tell you that I placed 4th overall. That’s how CRAZY it was that night.

I’m humbled and amazed that my storytelling pieces, which had to be less that 3 minutes each, were so well received when surrounded by such talent poets and spoken word artists. I am humbled beyond belief.

I hope a good chunk of folks come out to the Story Slam tomorrow night. It’s going to rawk!

May-June Madness is about to begin!

Posted by jdhBard | Posted in Events, News, Slam, TaelStrum | Posted on 08-05-2012

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May and June of 2012 is going to be frightfully busy for me in terms of shows and new projects! I think at the end of the marathon, when somebody asks me for a story, I might hand them a book instead.



Sorry to be so cryptic about that last one, but I’m going to my first rehearsal tomorrow, so I’m not sure what’s going to happen. All I can say right now is that it’s a new type of storytelling project for me and I’ll be on a stage that I have always dreamed of performing on (one of many places). More on that later.