The land of poetry spreads out far and vast. There’s a lot of territory to cover. You could spend a whole day just traveling from metaphor to extended metaphor. Then there’s rhyme and alliteration. Poets have spent years investigating the nooks and crannies of those areas. What about the presentation of the text? Or the magical land of improvisation?
There’s a lot to discover and if you’re a young, aspiring poet, this is your chance to travel through these lands with an experienced spoken word poet as your guide.
Alma VanDusen & Peter Kaye Rooms (downstairs from main concourse).
Starts at 10am and ends around 12:30pm.
Adventures in Poetryland is a series of workshops on the different aspects of spoken word poetry. You sign-up for the whole three-hour session, during which you’ll circulate through a series of games, lessons, and exercises that will help you expand your poetic range and learn a whole lot more about how wide and varied the territory of poetryland is.
Our feature poets, Lucia Misch and Morgan Purvis, will be leading workshop stations at this event, along with veteran versifiers from our WordPlay Poetry-in-Schools team.
This is event is open to all BC Youth aged 14–19 free of charge. You must preregister to attend by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with: 1) you name 2) your age, 3) the school you attend, and 4) a couple of sentences about your prior experience with writing or performing. Participants in the Hullabaloo team competition have spots reserved for them in this event.
The VPL Central Branch has elevators to reach the downstairs rooms where the Hullabaloo events are being held. There are wheelchair accessible bathrooms. For more details, refer to their list of facilities.