This will be the final youth slam of 2014 the show that wraps up our 7th calendar year running the youth slam at Cafe Deux Soleils. Wow, 7 years.
We finish the year in style with another qualifying slam to make the youth slam playoffs in March of 2015. (A note about qualifying…we only have 3 youth slams left before the playoffs. You need to slam AT LEAST TWICE during the season to even qualify for playoffs. So if you’ve been hesitating, hesitate no longer.)
If you are competing you should have at least 2 poems ready to go. You do not have to memorize your poems but sometimes it does help your performance. All poetic styles are welcome. Sign up at 7pm. Show starts at 8 o’clock. Get there early for a good seat.
We had 16 people compete last month. That was too many so we will be keeping it at 12 poets maximum in the competition. We do have a poetry open mic as well and a featured performer.
This month’s feature is Elysia Glover from Victoria.
“Elysia Glover is the Co-Director of the Victoria Poetry Project, a member of the 2014 Vic Slam Team and a casual practitioner of yoga. She likes riding her bike downhill, dogs and cats who think they’re dogs and telling the hard truth gently. A teacher by training, she is excited most by spoken word’s ability to connect to young adults and is stoked to be performing at the Vancouver Youth Slam!”
$4 for 18 and under. $6-$10 for 19 and up. Please be kind to our volunteer door staff who do a great job under sometimes trying circumstances. We fill up to capacity at almost every show and we can’t let anyone else in until someone leaves. We have to follow the fire code. It’s also cash only at the door.
We strive to keep Cafe Deux Soleils a trans friendly venue and we acknowledge our events take place on First Nations’ unceded territory.