Upcoming Events | Vancouver Poetry House

Spoken Word Jamboree and Alumni Showcase

Vancouver Film School | VFS Cafe 390 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC

TICKETS A chance for the teams participating in Hullabaloo to meet and greet with one another. Following a showcase from three of Hullabaloo’s outstanding alumni, ll attending teams will perform a short 1-minute piece to introduce themselves. Doors at 6, Show 6:30-9, PWYC VFS Café, 390 West Hastings Street Jeudi … Continued

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Hullabaloo All Star Slam

Performance Works 1218 Cartwright St, Vancouver, BC

TICKETS Hullabaloo All Star Slam Doors at 12:00, Show at 12:30 Hullabaloo's All Star Slam brings to life the poignancy, hilarity and immediacy of poetry slam for local students! An interactive event, audience members engage in time-honored slam traditions, such as booing the scores (respectfully) and cheering wildly for the … Continued

$6

Hullabaloo Poetry Slam Round 1!

Vancouver Film School | VFS Cafe 390 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC

TICKETS Slams start at 6:30 & 8:30 All Hullabaloo teams in Hullabaloo perform a mix of individual and group performances in poetry slam competitions for the first time! Poetry presented with gusto and the enthusiastic support of all attending teams! Vendredi 19 avril de 18h à 22h, début des Slams … Continued

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Hullabaloo Poetry Slam Round 2!

Vancouver Film School | VFS Cafe 390 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC

Doors at 1:30 PM, Bouts start at 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM All Hullabaloo teams in Hullabaloo perform a mix of individual and group performances in poetry slam competitions for the second time! After this round of bouts, we’ll find out who qualifies for Hullabaloo FINALS! Samedi 20 avril, 13h30-17h30, … Continued

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Hullabaloo FINALS featuring Marie Metaphor Specht

Vancouver Film School | VFS Cafe 390 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC

TICKETS Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM The top four Hullabaloo teams from preliminaries compete for the Hullabaloo championship! Feature performance by Marie Metaphor. Samedi 20 avril, 19h00-22h00, Portes à 19h00, Spectacle à 20h00 Finales par équipe Hullabaloo avec Marie Metaphor Les quatre meilleures équipes Hullabaloo des préliminaires … Continued

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Oral Traditions

Vancouver Film School | VFS Cafe 390 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC

TICKETS Doors at 7:30, show at 8 A celebration at the failed attempts to silence the Native voice. A collaboration between the Native Hip Hop Festival Society and Vancouver Poetry House.  Hosted by Derek Edenshaw   Lundi 22 avril, portes à 7h30, spectacle à 20h Café VFS, 390, rue West … Continued

$10

Famous Last Words

Vancouver Film School | VFS Cafe 390 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC

TICKETS Doors at 6:30, show at 7  A night of funny people and hilarious poems brought to you through a collaboration between Death Rides a Unicorn and Vancouver Poetry House. In Famous Last Words, five contestants attempt to win their way into the heart of our master of ceremonies, Sara … Continued

$10 – $15

Mashed Poetics | I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got

Vancouver Film School | VFS Cafe 390 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC

TICKETS Doors at 8:30, show at 9 Mashed Poetics is a night of spoken word and music mashups where poets present new work based on a music album chosen by the organizers.  A live band plays all the songs live with the poets performing in between the songs and sometimes … Continued

$10 – $15

Embodying Spoken Word

The WISE Hall 1882 Adanac Street, Vancouver, British Columbia

TICKETS Johnny Trinh Workshop Performance Poetry is a practice that engages the body and the voice in the sharing of the words. The ways in which we communicate and perform work is as important as the formation of the words themselves. In this workshop, poets who perform or want to … Continued

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CIPS PRELIMS Bout 1

The WISE Hall 1882 Adanac Street, Vancouver, British Columbia

TICKETS Doors open at 6pm for live and online audience Poets will be paired up via random draw and compete head-to-head. The first round of poems are 3 minutes long. This will be a double knockout competition. Meaning 24 poets will compete with each other in 12 groups of 2. … Continued

$15

Da Luv Jones Showcase

The WISE Hall 1882 Adanac Street, Vancouver, British Columbia

TICKETS Produced in partnership with Fade to Black Entertainment and Vancouver Writers Fest Doors at 8:30, show at 9pm A showcase of Black poetics, featuring established and emerging poets to celebrate Black stories. Fade to Black Entertainment curates and produces events and programs that amplify and preserve historical and contemporary … Continued

$10 – $15

Love Letters for an Aching World

WISE Hall 1882 Adanac Street, Vancouver, BC

TICKETS Humans are capable of simultaneously holding both the love and the mess — how can we write to honour this duality? This workshop offers space to explore writing as an act of love and to consider what it is to be human in a profoundly difficult yet terribly beautiful … Continued

How to Fnck up a Poem

The WISE Hall 1882 Adanac Street, Vancouver, British Columbia

Chances are it's happened to you. You're at the mic, delivering your poem. Then something happens: maybe you stumble or say the wrong word, maybe you make eye contact with someone and get momentarily distracted, maybe an unexpected surge of emotion hits you, maybe the words simply stop coming to … Continued

CIPS PRELIMS Bout 2

The WISE Hall 1882 Adanac Street, Vancouver, British Columbia

TICKETS Doors open at 6 pm for live and online audience Poets will be paired up via random draw and compete head-to-head. This will be a double knockout competition. The poets competing will be the 12 poets who lost in the First Preliminary Night. The top 6 poets who survive … Continued

$15

Stage to Page: Interdisciplinary Edition

The WISE Hall 1882 Adanac Street, Vancouver, British Columbia

TICKETS Masterclass Featuring: Leo Johnson, Adrian Neblett, CR Avery, Jon Hedderwick, Kimmortal, Chris Tse Hosted by: Johnny D Trinh Stage to Page produces public masterclasses/workshops led by a panel of industry professionals featuring poets, producers, theatre makers, and more. Vancouver Poetry House is partnering with Stage to Page Performance Society … Continued

$20

CIPS FINALS

The WISE Hall 1882 Adanac Street, Vancouver, British Columbia

TICKETS Doors open at 6 pm for live and online audience Featuring Lillian Allen Broadcast live on POETV The top 6 poets from Preliminary Round 1, and the top 6 poets from Second Chance Night will go head to head.  The knockout format is as follows: 6 groups of 2,  … Continued

$18

Public Keynote – Lillian Allen | The Nest – Granville Island

The Nest 1398 Cartwright St 3rd Floor, Vancouver, BC

TICKETS Dub Poet, educator, changemaker, Lillian Allen will be offering a talk on spoken word, the movement ahead, and what is needed to continue the evolution of spoken word poets. In partnership with Vancouver Writers Fest. Poète dub, éducatrice et actrice du changement, Lillian Allen offrira une conférence sur la … Continued

$25

Write Bloody North Authour Showcase

The Nest 1398 Cartwright St 3rd Floor, Vancouver, BC

TICKETS Write Bloody North authors from across Canada will be sharing readings of their publications. Write Bloody North publishes spoken word artists from diverse genres, this promises to be an engaging and moving performance from some of Canada’s leading spoken word poets. In partnership with Vancouver Writers Fest. Les auteurs … Continued

$15