Verses Festival of Words
Huddle
Canadian Individual Poetry Slam Championship
Vancouver Poetry Slam
Add Your Voice
Verses 2019 - Hullabaloo team performance
Slide 1 | Verses Festival of Words | Text Right Align

Verses Festival of Words

Celebrate the transformative power of language at Verses Festival of Words
Slide 2 | Hullabaloo | Text Left Align

Hullabaloo

A Celebration of Spoken Word by BC Youth featuring the BC High School Poetry Slam Championship.
Slide 3 | CIPS

Canadian Individual Poetry Slam Championship

The Canadian Individual Poetry Slam (CIPS) championship determines the best poetry slammer in the nation each April. Pictured is 2017 CIPS Champion Ifrah Hussein.
Slide 4 | Vancouver Poetry Slam

Vancouver Poetry Slam

Canada’s longest-running poetry slam
Slide 5 | Add Your Voice

Add Your Voice

Join Us!
”To have great poets, there must be great audiences.” – Walt Whitman
Slide 6 | WordPlay

WordPlay

Poetry in Schools
Contemporary, active poets give relevance and immediacy to poetry in the classroom.
previous arrowprevious arrow
next arrownext arrow
Vancouver Poetry Slam

Vancouver Poetry Slam

The poetry slam was invented by Marc Smith, a construction worker in Chicago in 1984. He was frustrated by snooty, elitist poets who appeared to have no interest in connecting with a live audience, and decided to stage a poetry reading in which the audience would have a way of giving the poets direct feedback – through scores.
Hullabaloo | BC's Youth Spoken Word Festival

BC’s Youth Spoken Word Festival

Hullabaloo is BC’s Youth Spoken Word Festival featuring workshops, showcase performances and some of BC’s finest high school aged poets all sharing work for peers and audiences alike.
Verses Festival of Words

Verses Festival of Words

Canada’s largest alternative literary arts festival, Verses Festival of Words offers up dynamic programming celebrating a broad definition of literary arts, including spoken word poetry, storytelling, page-based poetry, singer-songwriters, improvisers, and more. Come be swept away in a wave of word-bending wonder, where activism and art take centre stage. Experience the transformative power of words, written, spoken, and sung.
Wordplay

Wordplay

Contemporary, active poets give relevance and immediacy to poetry in the classroom.

UPCOMING EVENT

Write Bloody North Authour Showcase

April 27 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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. Broadcast live on POETV