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.
Check out the new website at VersesFestival.ca
Ain’t I a woman?
A woman not trying to be anything I am not, but everything that we are!
Next Poetry Event
Richard Glen Lett rhymed his way to the Vancouver Poetry Slam finals in 2008, and on to being Toronto’s 2013 Grand Slam Poet Champ and captain of the 2013 Toronto Poetry Slam Team as his alter-ego Optimus Rhyme. After winning the Toronto’s 2013 Word on the Street Slam, he lead his time to victory at The Canadian Festival of Spoken to become national poetry slam champions.
The Fall and Winter season continues, which means 2 rounds of 3 minute maximum length poems. 12 poets in the 1st round and 5 (usually) in the 2nd unless there is a tie. The top 4 poets in the 2nd round win points towards making the Van Slam Team playoffs next April.
Sign up starts at 7pm. If there are more than 12 poets signed up, then there is a draw to see who gets to compete.