One final spot in the Canadian Individual Poetry Slam goes to the winner of this open sign-up competition.
12 sign-up spots will be made available, but there is NO ADVANCE SIGN-UP. The format is the same as the regular Van Slam winter season.
Poets present poems that are three minutes in length or shorter. The top five move on to the second round. Scores are cumulative.
The winner gains a spot in CIPS. Poems used in this Last Chance Slam can be repeated in CIPS. They do not count against the No Repeats Ever rule. At the end of the night, we do the bout draw for CIPS, determining who will face whom in Day One and Day Two of the tournament.
Plus, our host and feature will be the Archduke of Awesome, Mighty Mike McGee. He has performed in thousands of venues all over North America, and was one of the first Americans ever to perform poetry at the University la Sorbonne in Paris, France. In 2006, McGee became the first person to win two separate individual titles by being crowned the 2006 Individual World Poetry Slam Champion, besting over 70 of the world’s best ranked slam poets. His “stand-up poetry” has been written about in Writer’s Digest magazine, and been featured on NPR, HBO and CBC. He has been a big part of the Vancouver Slam scene for the past decade and we’re stoked to have him back.
[box type=”info” style=”rounded” border=”full” icon=”none”]Doors at 7pm. Poets sign-up 7–7:30pm. Show starts 8pm. [/box]
The Vancouver Poetry Slam happens every Monday at Café Deux Soleils. In the past two years, it has been selling out early and often. This special show will be no exception. You will need to arrive before 7pm if you expect to get a seat.
[box type=”info” style=”rounded” border=”full” icon=”none”]This show is All Ages. Box office will open with doors at 7pm. Box office is CASH ONLY. There is an ATM located directly across the street. No advance tickets available for this event; however, festival passes will gain you admission conditional on capacity not being reached. For accessibility info, click the venue name below.[/box]