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April 2013

Canadian Individual Poetry Slam Bouts #1 & #2

April 10, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This night will kick off the 2013 Canadian Individual Poetry Slam Championship.

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Canadian Individual Poetry Slam Bouts #3 & #4

April 10, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

On the first night, 40 of the best poets from across Canada will be slamming with four-minute and one-minute poems.

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Canadian Individual Poetry Slam Bouts #5 & #6

April 11, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Erich-BW Day two will see some poets flinging caution aside at they try to move up in the rankings, while other poets will be under pressure to maintain their position.

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Canadian Individual Poetry Slam Bouts #7 & #8

April 11, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

JC-Petes-BWOn Day Two, poets will be slamming with two minute and three minute poems.

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April 2015

$10

Canadian Individual Poetry Slam Day One (Bouts #1 & #3) Plus Haiku Deathmatch

April 30, 2015 @ 7:00 pm

Canada’s best slam poets sling metaphors and match wits in four minute and one minute rounds.

Plus, late night show Haiku Deathmatch with 16 poets – or haikusters – will battle it out in a head-to-head competition judged by the audience.

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$10

Canadian Individual Poetry Slam Day One (Bouts #2 & #4)

April 30, 2015 @ 7:00 pm

More of Canada’s best slam poets sling metaphors and match wits in four minute and one minute rounds. Tickets for these bouts include admission to Haiku Deathmatch.

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April 2016

FREE

Hullabaloo Team Bouts: Round One

April 22, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

This night will kick off the poetry slam section of Hullabaloo. Alma VanDusen & Peter Kaye rooms (downstairs from the main concourse). Doors at 6pm. 6:30pm–8pm – First slate of preliminary team bouts. 8:30pm-10pm – Second slate of preliminary team bouts. Every team in Hullabaloo will perform in one bout this night, either the first or second slate of prelims. The bout draw, determining the time for each school’s bout, will be conducted before the tournament begins. All teams and…

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FREE

Hullabaloo Team Bouts: Round Two

April 23, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

By the second day of prelims, the tournament will be in full swing. Some teams will be flying high, others will be working hard to improve their ranking. Alma VanDusen & Peter Kaye rooms (downstairs from the main concourse.) Doors at 12:30pm. 1pm–2:30pm – First slate of preliminary team bouts. 3pm-4:30pm – Second slate of preliminary team bouts. Every team in Hullabaloo will perform in one bout this night, either the first or second slate of prelims. The bout draw,…

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$8 – $10

Canadian Individual Poetry Slam Bouts #1 & #3

April 28, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

This night will kick off the 2016 Canadian Individual Poetry Slam, the event where 40 poets from across Canada compete for the title of Canadian Individual Poetry Slam Championship, the reigning top ranked spoken word poet in the country. On the first night, 40 of the best poets from across Canada will be slamming with four-minute and one-minute poems. There will be ten poets in each bout, come and cheer for the representative from your home city! Doors at 6:30pm.…

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$8 – $10

Canadian Individual Poetry Slam Bouts #2 & #4

April 28, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

This night will kick off the 2016 Canadian Individual Poetry Slam, the event where 40 poets from across Canada compete for the title of Canadian Individual Poetry Slam Championship, the reigning top ranked spoken word poet in the country. On the first night, 40 of the best poets from across Canada will be slamming with four-minute and one-minute poems. There will be ten poets in each bout, come and cheer for the representative from your home city! Doors at 6:30pm.…

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$8 – $10

Canadian Individual Poetry Day Two: Bouts #5 & #7

April 29, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Day two will see some poets throwing caution aside as they try to move up in the rankings, while other poets will be under pressure to maintain their positions. Poets will be performing two and three minute poems. At the end of Day Two, we will announce which 12 of the 40 competing poets will advance to CIPS Finals Night. Doors at 6:30pm. Bout #5 starts at 7pm. Bout #7 starts at 8:30pm. Mashed Poetics starts at 10:30pm. Tickets are available…

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$8 – $10

Canadian Individual Poetry Slam Day Two: Bouts #6 & #8

April 29, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Day two will see some poets throwing caution aside as they try to move up in the rankings, while other poets will be under pressure to maintain their position. Poets will be performing two and three minute poems. At the end of Day Two, we will announce which 12 of the 40 competing poets will advance to CIPS Finals Night. Doors at 6:30pm. Bout #6 starts at 7pm. Bout #8 starts at 8:30pm. Mashed Poetics starts at 10:30pm. Ticket are available…

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April 2017

$75

2017 Verses Festival of Words passes now only $30!

April 20, 2017 - April 30, 2017

Your 2017 Verses Festival of Words Pass gives you full access to all #VS17 events: Hullabaloo Youth Poetry Slam Competition – free at VPL Central Three Showcases: “Oceans to Sail” Showcase with Saul Williams and Guests Sounds Like Fire: Femme4Femme The Body Is Not An Apology Five Canadian Individual Poetry Slam Championships bouts: Day One Preliminary Bouts at Cafe Deux Soleils Day One Preliminary Bouts at Havana Theatre Day Two Preliminary Bouts at Cafe Deux Soleils Day Two Preliminary Bouts at Havana…

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$8 – $10

Canadian Individual Poetry Slam Day One Bouts at Havana Theatre

April 27, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Forty of Canada’s best slam poets sling metaphors and match wits in four-minute and one-minute rounds.  These Day One bouts at  Havana Theatre are two of eight preliminary competitions that take place on Thursday and Friday nights here and at Cafe Deux Soleils during Verses Festival. The scores from these eight bouts determine the twelve poets who move on to compete in the Canadian Individual Poetry Slam Championship (CIPS) final match on Saturday night. All poetry performances on the stage are judged…

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$8 – $10

Canadian Individual Poetry Slam Day Two Bouts at Cafe Deux Soleils

April 28, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

The tension builds as Canada’s best slam poets show us their strongest two and three minute poems to decide who will advance to finals. These Day Two bouts at Cafe Deux Soleils are two of eight preliminary competitions that take place on Thursday and Friday nights here and at Havana Theatre during Verses Festival. The scores and rankings from these eight matches will be tallied after the bouts Friday night to determine the twelve poets who move on to compete…

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$8 – $10

Canadian Individual Poetry Slam Day Two Bouts at Havana Theatre

April 28, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Canada’s best performance poets show us their strongest two and three minute poems to decide who will advance to finals. These Day Two bouts at  Havana Theatre are two of eight preliminary competitions that take place on Thursday and Friday nights here and at Cafe Deux Soleils during Verses Festival. The scores from these eight bouts determine the twelve poets who move on to compete in the Canadian Individual Poetry Slam Championship (CIPS) final match on Saturday night. All poetry performances…

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April 2018

FREE

Hullabaloo Slams: Round 1!

April 20, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
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The preliminary rounds erupt, with all 16 teams competing in four heats of four! Location: Alma VanDusen & Peter Kaye rooms (downstairs from the main concourse). Doors: 6:00 PM Start: Bouts 1 & 2 6:30 PM           Bouts 3 & 4 8:30 PM End: 10:00 PM Every team in Hullabaloo will perform in one bout this evening, either the first or second slate of prelims. All teams and audience members are encouraged to attend the entire evening. The poems will be judged by…

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FREE

Hullabaloo Slams: Round 2!

April 21, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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The second slate of prelims kicks off, with all 16 teams competing for the second time in less than 24 hours!  Following Round 1 of preliminary competitions on Friday night, some teams are still in it to win it and some teams are going out with a bang, so Round 2 is bound to be mind-blowing! Location: Alma VanDusen & Peter Kaye rooms (downstairs from the main concourse). Doors: 1:00 PM Start Bouts 5 & 6: 1:30 PM          Bouts 7 & 8: 3:30 PM…

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$8 – $10

Canadian Individual Poetry Slam Day 1: Bouts at Havana Theatre

April 26, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 10:15 pm
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Canada’s best slam poets sling metaphors and match wits in four-minute and one-minute rounds.  These Day One bouts at  Havana Theatre are two of eight preliminary competitions that take place on Thursday and Friday nights here and at Cafe Deux Soleils during Verses Festival. The scores from these eight bouts determine the twelve poets who move on to compete in the Canadian Individual Poetry Slam Championship (CIPS) final match on Saturday night. All poetry performances on the stage are judged by volunteer…

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$10

Canadian Individual Poetry Slam Day 1: Bouts at Cafe Deux Soleils

April 26, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 10:15 pm
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Canada’s best slam poets sling metaphors and match wits in four-minute and one-minute rounds.  These Day One bouts at Cafe Deux Soleils are two of eight preliminary competitions that take place on Thursday and Friday nights here and at Havana Theatre during Verses Festival. The scores from these eight bouts determine the twelve poets who move on to compete in the Canadian Individual Poetry Slam Championship (CIPS) final match on Saturday night. All poetry performances on the stage are judged by…

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$8 – $10

Canadian Individual Poetry Slam Day 2: Bouts at Havana Theatre

April 27, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 10:15 pm
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Canada’s best performance poets show us their strongest two and three minute poems to decide who will advance to finals. These Day Two bouts at  Havana Theatre are two of eight preliminary competitions that take place on Thursday and Friday nights here and at Cafe Deux Soleils during Verses Festival. The scores from these eight bouts determine the twelve poets who move on to compete in the Canadian Individual Poetry Slam Championship (CIPS) final match on Saturday night. All poetry performances…

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$10

Canadian Individual Poetry Slam Day 2: Bouts at Cafe Deux Soleils

April 27, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 10:15 pm
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Canada’s best performance poets show us their strongest two and three minute poems to decide who will advance to finals. These Day Two bouts at Cafe Deux Soleils are two of eight preliminary competitions that take place on Thursday and Friday nights here and at Havana Theatre during Verses Festival. The scores from these eight bouts determine the twelve poets who move on to compete in the Canadian Individual Poetry Slam Championship (CIPS) final match on Saturday night. (Bouts 6…

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