MY UPCOMING APPEARANCES

I will be featuring at...
The BAM! Youth Poetry Slam

Toronto's Youth Slam continues at the Central - 603 Markham St
(near Bathurst and Bloor)

This slam is intended for poets age 12-19 who want to get up and show their stuff.
It'll be a two round slam starting at 7:30, with signup at 7.
Winner takes home bragging rights and a little cash.
Participants are welcome and encouraged to bring parents, etc. to watch and support.

Hosted by PAN
$5 cover

If you're really good, I might read you bits of my upcoming novella, Operation Dickhead

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Past shows:

Join us for the award presentation at the Augusta House in the heart of Kensington Market! The award winner will be announced live! Plus, readings, prizes, music, cocktails, etc.! Hosted by the charming Valentino Assenza. Musical guests to be announced!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009
7:00pm - 10:00pm
at Augusta House
152 Augusta Avenue
Toronto, ON





Jeff Cottrill's Release Party for his new CD, "Clown With A Coat Hanger".
Also appearing: Mike Bryant, blueVenus, Andrea Thompson and Shawn Sage,
Friday, January 9th, 2009
At the Renaissance Cafe
1938 Danforth Ave, (Just West of Woodbine subway)
Toronto, ON
8pm


Oral Stage
Monday, December 8, 2008
8:00pm - 10:00pm
Paddy's Playhouse - Wildside Studios
159 Gerrard St. E.
Toronto, ON





ALSO... BOOK LAUNCH
Shaolin Rock Star

Friday, November 14th, 2008
At the Renaissance Cafe
1938 Danforth Ave, (Just West of Woodbine subway)
Toronto, ON
8pm
FREE ADMISSION

Tuesday, May 13, 2008, 8:00 p.m.
The Art Bardy Har Har

Veteran performance poet Valentino Assenza will be hosting this Art Bar theme night spotlighting comical poets, featuring Jeff Cottrill, David Clink, Arianna Pozzuoli, Myna Wallin, Luciano Iacobelli and myself.

There will also be a limited open mic at the end.

The Art Bar is Toronto's longest-running literary series and one of its most popular, so it should be a fun night. Don't forget to bring your clown noses, whoopee cushions, and Groucho eyebrows and moustaches.

at Clinton's, 693 Bloor Street West (near Christie)
Free admission (but a hat will be passed)
More info at www.artbar.org

Thursday February 22
Dimentia 5
Deliciously warped performance series - now every last Thursday.

This month: spoken word by Cynthia Gould & Mike Bryant.

plus video mashups and assorted unexpecteds.
Indie film: Oscar winner Ryan
Guaranteed after-party.
Dominion (500 Queen E @ Sumach)
8pm :: $5


Thursday, October 05, 2006
Konditor Kaffeehaus
1856 Queen St. East,
Coffeehouse.ca's reading series Poetic Justice hosted by Nik Beat presents featured performances
by Michael Bryant and Cynthia Gould
no cover, everyone welcome and open mic.
one block West of Woodbine in The Beaches.


Saturday, October 14th
I will be performing at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word
As part of the Nerd Poetry Jam
At the Victory Cafe
581 Markham St (Upstairs)
at 3pm I will be the local act for the July 2006 Toronto edition of The Perpetual Motion Roadshow.

This month's Roadshow features:

expat femme wordsmith Hadassah Hill, from NYC

Sorry-ass folk singer Cort Bulloch, from Calgary

And Secret rap legend Jesse Dangerously, from Halifax

And takes place on Saturday, July 22nd, 8pm, in the Art Bar in the Gladstone Hotel
1214 Queen St W.





Pedestrian Sunday

Hey, kids.

I and a bunch of other people will be reading this Sunday outside of UPrising
Bookstore in Kensington market (168 Baldwin), between 1 and 3pm.

When I say "reading", I mean out loud. I know it's a bookstore an' all, but I'm
not going to post about my plans to just sit there and read. That would be a
world gone topsy-turvy!

So come on out and hear the now world-famous "Knitta Please" in person.


CD RELEASE PARTY!

So I've decided to record a CD of some of my spoken word material.

"Chicken Noodle Pants" will contain twenty pieces, totalling just
under 40 minutes.

The tracks include a few old favourites, like "The Adventures of
Pirate Banana" and "Fear and Loathing in Middle Earth", as well as
a whole mess of brand new stuff that you haven't heard yet,
including a gangsta rap song about the most hardcore activity at
the craft show: Knitting.

This will be the 11th CD I've recorded, but the first one to feature
my spoken word. And what better way to celebrate than with a party?

So come on out to the Renaissance Cafe on Saturday, March 25th at 9pm.

Admission is free and the beer is excellent...

1938 Danforth Avenue One block West of the Woodbine Subway station

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I hosted the Coffeehouse Cabaret
Tuesday, December 20
at the Renaissance Cafe
1938 Danforth Avenue
One block West of the Woodbine Subway station

The feature that night will be Jason Taniguchi

Coffeehouse members are encouraged to sign up for the open stage

A Night of Testosterone
Spoken Word & Music
Featuring Mike Bryant, Jeff Cottrill, Valentino, Nik Beat, Timothy Carter,
Wakefield Brewster, Tim Maxwell, Norm Cristofoli and Michael Marian
Friday, July 29 at 9:00 pm
at the Renaissance Cafe
1938 Danforth Avenue
One block West of the Woodbine Subway station
$5.00 for men who also get the ultimate man gift bag with admission.
Girls free until 11:00 pm

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And I will be featuring at the Coffeehouse Cabaret
Tuesday, August 2nd, 2005, 8pm
With Gypsy Eyes
Hosted by Jeff Cottrill
at The Renaissance Cafe - 1938 Danforth Ave, Toronto (Just West of Woodbine Subway) 416-422-1441
FREE ADMISSION

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Suburban Spoken Word
Third Anniversary Show
- Sunday, January 23rd.

Featuring Wakefield Brewster, Cynthia Gould, and myself.

Hosted by David Silverberg

At the Queen of Hearts Pub
390 Steeles Ave. W.
(East of Bathurst, at the back of a strip mall on the north side of Steeles.
Yes. A strip mall in the 'burbs. Who would have imagined it?

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Valentino Assenza presents
Cryptic Chatter
An Evening of Spoken Word
Sunday, August 1, 8:00pm
at The Renaissance Cafe - 1938 Danforth Ave, Toronto (Just West of Woodbine Subway) 416-422-1441
Featuring Sophie Levy and Mike Bryant
There will also be an open mic, and a Q&A period for the featured performers after their sets
Cryptic Chatter welcomes all writers of all styles

I'll be reading a bunch of new crap, much of it from my upcoming chapbook; "This is Not A Toy",
the true stories of my former life as a toy seller. So come on out and grill my ass during the Q&A period.


Get Your Strap On

Hosted by The Strap Ons (Hence the name.)
Featuring Elissa Molino and myself.
Plus: Open Stage (so bring your shit and impress me.)
I.V. Lounge
326 Dundas W (across from AGO).
$3 or Pay What You Can.
8 pm. (open stage signup 7:30)
March 21, 2004

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Art Bar Poetry Series
Humour in Poetry Night

Featuring David Clink, Jacob Scheier, Jason Taniguchi, and myself.
Special Guest Host: Sandra Katsuri
Plus Open Stage

Tuesday, March 16th, 8pm
At The Victory Cafe
581 Markham St.
Toronto, ON
(1 Block W of Bathurst, 1 Block S of Bloor)

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MY BIRTHDAY!
(...also the birthdays of a metric buttload of other people in the scene.)

Saturday, Sept 27, 2003, 8:00 PM
The Renaissance Cafe - 1938 Danforth Ave, Toronto (Just West of Woodbine Subway) 416-422-1441

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We Still Got Words
Featuring Peter Rintoul and myself
Wed, Oct 1st, 2003, 8pm
IV Lounge - 326 Dundas W, Toronto, ON. (Across from the AGO)

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Invasion of the Killer Spoken Word
With Cynthia Gould, Boo Jupiter, Tara-Michelle Ziniuk, The StrapOns and myself.
Screening of Circle K Videos by: Isabella Gedded, Aimee Beauchamps & Tom Fennario
Saturday, Aug 2nd, 2003. 7:30pm
Zeke's Gallery
3955 St. Laurent, Montreal QC.

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FEATURE AND BOOK LAUNCH

Myself and Timothy Carter will be releasing a chapbook of our infamous Johnny Tubehand. saga.

Tuesday, August 19, 2003, 8:30:00 PM
The Renaissance Cafe - 1938 Danforth Ave, Toronto (Just West of Woodbine Subway) 416-422-1441
PLUS: Open stage. Feel free to bring your own poetry, stories, music, whatever and sign up.