Art is best with rules. That’s a rule.
Poetry Slams have lots of rules, that’s what makes them great art. Some people seem to disagree with this clearly factual scientific based rule fact so we’re tossing it all out the window! It’s going to be anarchy I tell you! Anarchy! Once you set foot on that stage there are no rules!
That’s right! It’s an anarchy slam. So where there used to be a rules such as:
No Musical Accompaniment
No Animal Acts
Work must be original
No Team Poems
NOW WE’VE JUST REPLACED THOSE RULES AND ENCOURAGE:
Use some Musical accompaniment (Please, Please, Please, someone have a theremin)
Trained Animal Acts!! ( They can be untrained but let’s be safe here, people. Don’t cover yourself in meat to lure a cougar from North Van onto the Seabus then onto the skytrain then finally onto the stage just cause you couldn’t be bothered to ask Facebook if there was a cat to borrow. It’s Vancouver; someone has a cat. We all have cats.)
No Nudity (probably still a good guideline but that’s all it can be this time)
Perform someone elses work!
Do a group Poem.
Do All of the above!!
Have a question? Why? Stop that. The answer is do it, there’s no rules anymore.
Doors and up at 7pm. $6-$10 Sliding scale. Show at 8 o’clock. Who knows how long it will go for.
We acknowledge this event is taking place on unceded Coast Salish Territory. We also strive to be a trans friendly venue. Please be kind to our volunteer door staff. They are simply enforcing fire code rules when allowing people into the venue. CASH ONLY at the door.