This will be your second to last chance to qualify for the youth slam playoffs in March. This is especially important because to qualify you must slam/compete at least twice during the season. That means if you have not competed yet but are interested in going out for the team then you need to compete in January and February and hopefully earn enough points to do so.
This event is open to poets who are between 13-20 years of age. Another stipulation for making the team is you cannot turn 21 years of age BEFORE Sept 1st, 2016.
As well as the poetry slam we will have a feautre performance from our 2015 youth slam GRAND SLAM CHAMPION, Mariah Dear
“Mariah Dear began writing poetry as a child and in 2013 she began to actively compete in slam poetry competitions. She earned a spot as a member of the 2013 Vancouver Youth Slam Poetry Team which placed 4th in the country at YouthCanSlam, Canada’s national youth slam poetry competition. She was a member of the team again in 2014 when the Vancouver Youth Slam Poetry Team placed 1st in the nation. In addition to this she was crowned UBC’s Grand Slam Champion in 2014 and had the honour of representing UBC at the Canadian Individual Poetry Slam (CIPS) where she placed 19th in the country. In 2015 she was crowned Vancouver’s Youth Grand Slam Champion and took on a leadership role with UBC Slam Poetry, where she continues to organize and facilitate biweekly poetry workshops for people of all ages and experiences.”
You should prepare at least two 3 minute length poems for the competition (if you make the 2nd round.) No props or costumes or musical accompaniment allowed in your performance. You must also have written the work you perform.
$4 for 18 and under. $6-$10 for 19 and up.
We acknowlege this event takes place on unceded Coast Salish Territory. We also strive to have our events be trans friendly spaces. Cafe Deux Soleils has single stall non gendered washrooms. We also strive to be wheelchair and mobility impaired accessible.
Be nice to our door staff. They are volunteers and are working with the venues fire cood restrictions. CASH ONLY at the door.
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Be weird, be brave, be yourself.