CIPS 2018 Venue Registration has Opened! New Deadline Tues. March 6 at 9 pm PST.


If you are the director of a SpoCan-registered poetry slam in Canada, you can guarantee your series rep their spot in the 8th Canadian Individual Poetry Slam if you register your venue before March 5th.  EXTENDED to TUESDAY, MARCH 6th at 9 pm PST!!
To pay the registration fee on Brown Paper Tickets, go to*  Have questions about how CIPS works or what it is?  Check out our handy FAQs page:
To complete registration, you must send your Venue information to CIPS Tournament Director Johnny MacRae at  Required Venue information includes:

Organizer Name:
Date of CIPS Qualifier (if rep not yet selected):
Has your slam already selected a CIPS rep?  Then also include the following information about your rep:
Rep Name:

Name for Payment (if applicable):

*Registration for Storm Poets opens on March 7th at 12:00 PM PST.
You may register a venue rep after March 7th, but all remaining open spots will be available on a first come, first served basis.

*Brown Paper Tickets is credit card only.  If you do NOT have a credit card, we can accept payment by e-transfer or cheque.

a) E-transfer: If you wish to pay by e-transfer, please send an e-transfer for the registration amount ($35) to Verses Managing Director, Pamela Bentley, at  Please ensure that you include your venue’s name in the notes so that we can confirm you have paid.
b) Cheque: We will accept payment by cheque, mailed to the Vancouver Poetry House office.  Cheques MUST be made out to “Vancouver Poetry House” and mailed to
Vancouver Poetry House
#210 – 111 W. Hastings St
Vancouver, BC  V6B 1H4
Your registration will NOT be confirmed until your cheque has been received, so if you are paying with this method, DO IT ASAP!

A note on accessibility:
 We would like to make the festival as accessible as possible.  To support the efforts of our Accessibility Coordinator, Rabbit Richards, please ask your rep to take a moment to respond to our accessibility survey
**If you are a venue outside of BC, your rep will receive a small subsidy to help offset the cost of travel, which will be paid to the poet.  In these instances, we ask for a name in which we can pay the poet, if different from their chosen (or stage) name.  This name will only be disclosed to CIPS Tournament Director Johnny MacRae and Verses Managing Director Pam Bentley for the purposes of generating payment for subsidies.