Next Event : December 23rd – UPDATED!

A wonderful evening of poetry, music, and much, much more!

Our special guest this week needs no introduction. But if she did, it would go a little something like this:

Lady Katalyst (aka Katalyst 5)

is a poet and hiphop artist based in Montreal Canada. She has been performing professionally as a solo artist and with the Kalmunity Vibe Collective throughout Canada and parts of the US for over seven years. Her styles range from Hiphop to Spoken word to Jazzy melodic flows. Katalyst has performed at several poetry and music festivals across Canada including Montreal’s International Festival de Jazz, Ottawa’s Scribology Festival, Intimate Sky performance series, Toronto’s Dub Poet’s Collective Poetry Festival, Irie Reggae Festival, Toronto’s International Poetry Slam, The Maxim Blues Festival and Vermont’s Hilltop Music Festival.

She was featured in “The Art of Performing Aural Sex” poetry events and DVDs made in Montreal and Toronto. Her poetry has also been published in the Kalmunity Anthology “The Talking Book” and Katalyst’s debut album, “Souliloquies”, brings words spoken, songs sung and raps flowed; blurring the lines between musical genres like hiphop, jazz, blues, reggae and soul.

Katalyst’s involvement in the Montreal Arts scene goes back more than a decade as a multi-disciplinary artist. Some of her previous projects include: “Concordia’s Annual Hiphop Symposium”, “The Movement Museum”, a talk show on the world of dance, on CKUT 90.3FM and she also teaches poetry workshops for groups like Kick Action, The Black Theater Workshop, the City of Montreal and The Kalmunity Vibe Collective.

Of course, all poets, writers, singers, dancers and performers are welcome to share the stage throughout the evening, conducted and hosted by the one and only Royal Poets Society.


Last week, we had the opportunity to welcome a great artist from Melbourne, Australia by the name of Shane Walters, who performed songs off his EP entitled Raw Australian Roots Music, available straight out of his guitar case!

The evening begins at 8:30pm (Open performance list from 7:30pm to 8:30pm)

@ L’Escalier (552 Ste-Catherine E – Berri Metro)

NO COVER – Donations accepted only if they come with a smile! 🙂




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