Regina Word Up Open Mic Featuring MayaSpoken


Regina Word Up Open Mic Featuring MayaSpoken

Creative City Centre presents Regina Word Up at The Artesian!  

Regina Word Up Open Mic Featuring MayaSpoken

Date: Wednesday, February 14, 2024

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)   

*Free if you perform!  

*First come, first served.  

*All ages  

The Artesian is a fully licensed, all-ages, and wheel-chair accessible facility located in the heart of Regina’s Cathedral Neighbourhood.  



The pandemic encouraged the Creative City Centre to pivot and transform the Hague Gallery, the beloved home of open mics and poetry slams for close to a decade, into a production studio when safe in-person performances weren’t possible. The CCC now produces exciting digital content and professional development — check it out here!

We are thrilled to partner with The Artesian to use this beautiful community space as a backdrop for poetry once again.  


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!  


Feature performer:  

We are starting off our 2024 Word Up events with a very special Valentine’s Day Open Mic Night with featured artist MayaSpoken. MayaSpoken is an award-winning spoken word artist, singer-songwriter, educator, author, activist, speaker, and single mother. Through her love for words and spoken word poetry she shares messages of overcoming, healing, resilience, and Black liberation while creating spaces for other poets to do the same. Maya is a 5 time poetry slam champion and the 2023 Canadian Individual Spoken Word Champion. She is currently preparing to represent the country in Togo, West Africa in 2024. Come join us for a heartfelt and fun event!



At the Creative City Centre we always strive for inclusivity and respect in the community both inside and out of our facility, which is why we have compiled the following guidelines to remember both for our events and also in everyday life.
• We encourage respecting the way folks self-identify, without assuming gender, sexuality, orientation, religion, or ability.
• We understand that at times folks may need to leave or engage in other methods of self-care, and that’s okay.
• We encourage language that promotes inclusivity, education, and awareness and dislike all forms of explicit ignorance including, but not limited to, hate speech, racism, homophobia, transphobia, and classism.
• We encourage the culture of consent meaning we respect people’s physical, verbal, and emotional boundaries. This means respecting that some people might not want to be hugged and if you want to engage physically in any way with a person it is important to ask permission before doing so.  


Regina Word Up is a program of the Creative City Centre. We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage, SK Arts, City of Regina, and the Canada Council for the Arts that make programs like this one possible. We are grateful to The Artesian, who are facility partners for these events.  

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