Regina Word Up Open Mic + Just Write featuring Dash Reimer

The Artesian

Regina Word Up Open Mic + Just Write featuring Dash Reimer

Creative City Centre in partnership with Artesian on 13th present Regina Word Up at The Artesian! Regina Word Up Open Mic + Just Write featuring Dash Reimer!

Please be advised that this event is subject to our current COVID-19 policies, which are available at The policies on that page are our most up-to-date policies and are in effect regardless of provincial restrictions.

The Artesian is wheelchair accessible, all-ages, and a proud supporter of positive spaces initiatives with a zero-tolerance policy towards hate, harassment, and/or discrimination. We reserve the right to remove any patron creating an unsafe environment. The accessible entrance is available via a lift, Please ask staff for help if necessary.

Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2023
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!
* Sign up at the door.
* First come, first served.
* All ages

Please note: The Artesian requires everyone to wear a mask. Each performer gets their own mic.

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 at

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

7:00 pm – Just Write (facilitated by Carla Harris)
7:30 pm – Open Mic
8:30 pm – Feature performer (Dash Reimer)
9:00 pm – Ends

JUST WRITE: Haven’t written anything in a while? No problem! We’ll kick off the night with our “Just Write” segment which provides writing prompts and time to scrawl out new words that can be shared. Facilitated by Carla Harris.

OPEN MIC: Our open mic is an opportunity for folks to gather and share appreciation for the art of spoken word. Everyone is welcome on our pressure-free stage for 5-minute spots. All genres, styles, and stories will be celebrated. (Please see community guidelines below.)
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!

Dash Reimer (he/him) is a spoken word poet and hip hop artist. He has a decade of experience performing on stages across Canada, Africa and Turkey. Dash is passionate about community building and collaboration, having been a co-director of Write Out Loud for many years in the past as well as an avid collaborator in playwriting, jazz combos, improv troupes, rap groups and everything in between. He loves baking, biking and making you feel some type of way.

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, Creative Saskatchewan, 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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