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April 28, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

| $19.50 – $25
[ID: Ifrah Hussein, 2018 Canadian Individual Poetry Slam champion stands at a microphone on a stand in front of a red curtain illuminated by a spotlight. Her mouth is open speaking. She is looking to her right. She is wearing blue jeans and a denim jacket with a yellow t-shirt under it. She wears a black hijab. Her hands are clasped behind her back. /endID]

The top 12 poets from preliminaries advance to this final match. Who will claim the title of 2018 Canadian Individual Poetry Slam Champion?

This closing match includes a feature presentation by the 2017 Canadian Individual Poetry Slam champion Ifrah Hussein.

Poets in the Finals will be performing three-minute poems. The first round will consist of twelve poets. The top seven highest-scoring poets will move on to the second round. Then, the top four highest-scoring poets from the second round move on to the third (and final) round. The highest-scoring poet in the third round becomes the 2018 Canadian Individual Poetry Slam Champion. Its a blank slate each round, not cumulative score. The order in each round is determined by random draw.

The Annex Theatre may be completely sold out for this event. Buy your tickets early if you want to see this showcase of the very best poetry slammers from across Canada. Or get a festival pass and assure your seat. https://versesearlybirdpass2018.brownpapertickets.com/

Canadian Individual Poetry Slam is produced in association with Spoken Word Canada, the official governing body of poetry slam in Canada. Past winners of this event have gone on to represent English-Speaking Canada at the World Cup of Poetry in Paris.

Doors at 7 / Show at 8 / Annex Theatre 823 Seymour /  $19.50 Advance / $25 Door

Get Advance tickets for Canadian Individual Poetry Slam Finals Night 2018 here
The Annex could completely sell out for this event. Buy your tickets early if you want to see this showcase of the very best poetry slammers from across Canada.

Admission to this event is included in your Verses Festival Pass. Festival Passes available here: https://festivalpass18.brownpapertickets.com/

Doors at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm. General seating.
Advance tickets can be picked up at the Will Call station at the venue.
Box office and Will Call will open with doors at 7pm.

This show may contain strong language, controversial issues, and words that make you re-evaluate your life.  

This event is a scent-reduced space. To assist us in our goal of increased access, please be aware of our attempt to reduce the impact of personal scented products (perfumes, scented oils, etc) in our festival spaces.

Accessibility Information for the Annex Theatre:

The Annex is accessible through the main entrance, with user-operated double doors often attended by a door person for events. The elevator on the right will bring you to the main floor and gallery space, both with seating accessible to wheelchair users with an overall capacity of 20 wheelchair users on any given night.
Washrooms down a moderately narrow hallway (32”) are gendered and equipped with one accessible stall in the “men’s” and two in the “women’s”. Each accessible stall is only equipped with a support bar to the left of the toilet; the “men’s” washroom is equipped with two urinals, one of which is equipped with support bars on either side.
Read the complete audit here [link] for more details on the space.



April 28, 2018
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
$19.50 – $25
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ANNEX Theatre
823 Seymour Street, 2nd floor, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 3L4 Canada
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