Our monthly youth poetry slam series continues in April but with an extra special bit of spice and hot sauce as we are also part of the Verses Festival of Words.
Now that our playoffs are complete we’re going to have a fun slam for cash and prizes. We’ll also have an extended open mic for those who are thinking about getting up on stage for the first time. The youth slam is open to poets 13-20 years of age.
All that AND we’re going to be having a feature performance from one of the poets who performed at the Talking Stick Festival in the Indigenuity showcase: Justin Bige
“Tawahum Justin Bige is a budding social justice activist and creative writing student from Surrey, BC. He believes in decolonization first and foremost. In 2017, he has performed his poetry at Talking Stick Festival’s Indigenuity, Stop the Pipelines, Start the Music visiting Kwantlen First Nation, Vancouver Poetry Slam and Slamapalooza. Tawahum has spent his young adulthood connecting with his Dene and Cree roots, and the Coast Salish roots of Vancouver and Surrey where he resides.”
Doors and sign up at 7. Show at 8pm.
$4 for 18 and under and $6-$10 for 19 and up. Free to any Verses/CIPS poets with festival passes available at Brown Paper Tickets here.
It’s cash only at the door. Please be kind to our volunteers. We acknowledge this event is taking place on the unceded territories of the Squamish, Musqueam and Tsleil Waututh nations. We also strive to have all of shows be trans friendly events and we hope you can help us accomplish those goals.
This event is a scent-reduced space. To assist us in our goal of increased access, please be aware of our attempt to reduce the impact of personal scented products (perfumes, scented oils, etc) in our festival spaces.
Thanks. And see you at the slam.
Café Deux Soleils has been the main venue for the Vancouver Poetry Slam since 1999. It is sold out every Monday by fans of spoken word poetry. It is an iconic venue run by a staff that are friendly and promote progressive values.
Café Deux Soleils is a semi-accessible venue to wheelchairs and scooters. They have recently completely renovated the bathrooms, installing three ungendered stalls. However there is no wheelchair-accessible bathroom. Please read the full report from the Radical Accessibility Mapping Project for more details.