Verses Festival of Words

Poets and storytellers from around North America converge on East Vancouver this spring, April 5–12, 2014, blending literacy and orality together.

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5 April 2014 – Van Slam Finals

Kicking off the 2014 Verses Festival of Words, the top 8 poets of the Winter season will compete in a 3-round poetry slam (3 minute, 1 minute, 3 minute) to find out who will be on the 2014 Van Slam team. The competing poets are: Jillian Christmas Dia Davina Zaccheus Jackson Hannah Johnson Al Mader Duncan Shields Esme Stumborg Sebastien Wen Stick around for the AfterWords Lounge with DJ Prufrock Shadowrunner.

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