Verses Festival of Words
Huddle
Canadian Individual Poetry Slam Championship
Vancouver Poetry Slam
Add Your Voice
Verses 2019 - Hullabaloo team performance
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Verses Festival of Words

Join us for Verses Festival of Words 2022 April 21 to May 30. See you there!
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Hullabaloo

A Celebration of Spoken Word by BC Youth featuring the BC High School Poetry Slam Championship. Join us April 21-23th 2022 online via Zoom.
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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.
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Vancouver Poetry Slam

Canada’s longest-running poetry slam
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Add Your Voice

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

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

Van Slam feat. Dina Del Buchia

November 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Hey Vancouver poetry peeps! It’s time to meet up once more in our hybrid live & online format! Bring your selves and your words to Next Door, 1638 Venables St. or to the Van Slam zoom space. Poets in our slam will win cash & collect points toward the playoffs March … Continued