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April 2013

Van Slam Finals Night featuring Truth Is…

April 8, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

truth-BWVancouver poets have been competing all winter to qualify for team slam playoffs. The top eight poets earn spots in this final round and a chance to make the 2013 Van Slam team.

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April 2016

$12 – $15

Van Slam Finals Night 2016

April 25, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Help us celebrate the 20th annual Van Slam Finals Night! Join us at The Wise Hall to hear the top 8 poets of Vancouver’s 2015/2016 season drop their most killer poems as they vie for a spot on this year’s Van Slam team! Poets have been gaining points by ranking in the top four at Van Slam throughout the year to qualify for this playoff event. The Van Slam team will represent Van Slam at major tournaments and festivals across…

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$4 – $10

Vancouver Youth Poetry Slam

April 25, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Youth Slam The monthly Monday night youth slams at Cafe Deux Soleils continue with an awe-inspiring feature from JB the First Lady. Help kick off the new season of Vancouver’s Youth Poetry Slam by coming to watch this display of electric energy from the hottest new young talent Vancouver has to offer. About The Feature: Jerilynn Webster, aka JB the First Lady, is a  member of the Nuxalk & Onondaga Nations. She is a Vancouver-based female hip hop/spoken word artist, beat-boxer,…

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April 2018


See you April 19 – 29 for Verses Festival of Words 2018!

April 19, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - April 29, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
[ID: a blue- and green-hued poster, trees and water and sky in the background; across the top reads “spoken word / storeytelling / music”; below that reads “8th annual Verses Festival of Words / April 19-29, 2018”; below that are many deep reddish-brown salmon, most of which have names across their bodies - Molly Billows Deirdre Lee Edzi’u Ronnie Dean Harris JB The First Lady Mitcholos Touchie Moe Clark Janet Rogers Kitty Stryker Joshua Whitehead Chimwemwe Undi Andre Prefontaine Buffy Sainte-Marie Billy-Ray Belcourt Christopher Michael Virago Nation Zoe Pricelys Roy Q The Fugitives + more /end ID]

You can purchase your Verses Festival pass for $75 here. Pass-holders must arrive at events early. All events are general admission.  A portion of event capacity has been held specifically for passholders. 15 minutes before show time, spots unclaimed by passholders are released to be sold at the door. This means that if a show says “Sold Out” online, as a pass-holder, you can get in as long as you are there more than 30 minutes before the show starts. The audience…

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$12 – $15

Van Slam Team Finals featuring Christopher Michael

April 23, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
[ID: Christopher Michael is standing on stage speaking into a microphone on a stand in front of him. He is bearded. His eyes are closed behind glasses and his eyebrows are raised. His left arm is stretched toward audience palm up at a 45 degree angle with his right hand indicating the inside of his left elbow. He is wearing a black t-shirt with a black vest over it and jeans. /endID]

Celebrate the 22nd annual Van Slam Finals Night with visiting feature Christopher Michael. Vancouver’s top nine slam poets of the season compete for a spot on this years team to represent Van Slam at major tournaments and festivals across North America. Poets gain points by ranking in the top four at Van Slam throughout the year to qualify for this playoff event. This is an All Ages show. General seating. Doors at 7; Slam at 8. Box office and Will…

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April 2019


Van Slam and Youth Slam Showcase

April 29, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

A display of some of the best local veteran and emerging slam poets! Members of the newly minted 2019 Vancouver Poetry Slam and Youth Slam teams showcase the work that pushed them to the top. Doors 3:30 PM / Start 4:00 PM / WISE Hall / $5-$10 Suggested Donation purchase tickets Accessibility for the WISE Hall You’ll note on arrival a set of 10 railed stairs leading into the Hall. The wheelchair accessible entrance is around back. For this event…

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