Tag: Tom Slavin

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, October 23

Last night, Omaha poet Andrew Ek knocked it out of the park at the Cantab. If you missed his series of perceptive, poignant, and scientific stories, you may be out of luck: this was his one and only show on his trip to New England! He’ll be in Manchester on the open mic tonight, but …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, October 23: Andrew Ek and the Champion of Champions Poetry Slam

Andrew Ek, Omaha LTAB co-director.

Sober October show: Omaha poet, LTAB co-director, and Encyclopedia Show Omaha co-host Andrew Ek features. Tom Slavin defends his title in the Champion of Champions poetry slam.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Red Sox game? Janelle Monae concert? Poetry vs. Comedy Showdown? Sure, there might be three other shows in town on a Wednesday night, but that doesn’t stop us from filling the room for Chad Anderson, New Jersey performance poet and long-time LoserSlam coach. Chad brought us a (nearly) banter-free set, closing with a sweet cover …

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Tips from the Bar: the Morris Slavin Prompt

Tips from the Bar

Write an instruction manual for a procedure that does not yet have one (or need one).

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, July 24

This past Wednesday was an exceptionally fun one at the Cantab, folks. Our feature was the inimitable Steve Subrizi, fresh out of the studio and just weeks away from the launch of his fall tour. Steve brought his classic self-effacing wist to the stage, earning the hearts of the audience and one enthusiastic standing ovation. …

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Moonlighting: A Queer Open Mic and Reading Series on Thursday, July 11, 2013, featuring Tom Slavin

Tom Slavin, 1994 and 1995 Boston Poetry Slam Team member.

Our monthly LGBTQ reading, Moonlighting, has moved to the second Thursday of July due to the holiday! This month will feature Boston Poetry Slam old- and new-school slammer Tom Slavin. Hosted by Michael Monroe and Sean Patrick Mulroy.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, July 10

Harlym125 performs at the Cantab Lounge. Photo by Marshall Goff.


Oh, excuse us. Did you miss the party? A big-talkin’, explosive-performin’, complex-writin’ major player took the stage for us last night: Harlym125. Did he rock the mic? He did. Were there singalongs and special guests and surprises? There were. Did he change your life? I guess we’ll know next week, since …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, April 24

National Poetry Month has just ended at the Boston Poetry Slam, folks, and we went out on a high note. First, Marty McConnell led a workshop to kick off a big night, and the venue responded in kind with a super-solid and interesting open mic. Marty replied with a feature (kicking off with a brand-new-to-everyone …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, March 20

It might be blizzarding too hard to get out of Logan this week, but we booked sweet sweet California to come to us. Last Wednesday, Sam Sax heated up the room with some just-right sexy work, showing off his writing chops to a rambunctious crowd that included a great bunch of first-time readers. The speed …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, May 23

Last night’s packed house was treated to an incredibly strong feature from long-time Cantabber Tom Slavin. Tom came to the stage holding nothing but a glass of water and his heart in his hand, and new and old listeners alike were wowed by his polished, sincere performance and striking turns of language and story. It …

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