Mashed Poetics

At Mashed Poetics, poets are asked to write new poems based on songs from a featured music album.  This iteration of Mashed Poetics features Spillious on acoustic guitar, performing the songs on the album Transgender Dysphoria Blues by Against Me. Doors: 6:50 PM / Start 7:00 / on Zoom / … Continued

What the Storm blew in

“No sweeter sound than justice through poetry!” – Pat Storm One of the more ubiquitous phrases you hear at most national individual poetry slam competitions these days is “Storm Poet.” But what does that term refer to? Time for multiple choice! A) A reference to “storming the barricades” of poetry … Continued

Spoken Word as Theatre Masterclass with Charlie Petch

On the heels of their groundbreaking, tender, illuminating show Mel Malarkey Gets The Bum Rush, Charlie Petch breathes new life into old vaudevillian form. Learn the versatility and depth of long form cabaret-style storytelling, as Petch teaches us how to transform performance poetry into mesmerizing theatre that gives both audience … Continued

2017 Van Slam Team Finals

2017 Van SlamTeam Finals is part of Verses Festival of Words again! #VS17 #VersesFestival Celebrate the 21st annual Van Slam Finals Night with visiting feature Desireé Dallagiacomo. Vancouver’s top nine slam poets of the season compete for a spot on this year’s team to represent Van Slam at major tournaments … Continued