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April 24, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

| $10 – $12
[ID: Image of a partial moon face. The bottom of the moon is reflected at the bottom of the image. The moon is set against an off white background. The words "The Witching Hour" "Verses Festival of Words" " Joelle Barron // Ellie Sawatzky // Alessandra Naccarato" and " w/ special guests, tarot readings and ask baba yaga" overlaid on the moon image in black and blue font. /end ID]

Triple book launch with Joelle Barron, Ellie Sawatzky, Alessandra Naccarato & special guests. Join us for the launch of three new poetry collections that blur the line between the magic and the mundane: Highly Sensitive Femme by Alessandra Naccarato (Frog Hollow Press), Rhinocerotic by Ellie Sawatzky (Frog Hollow Press), and Ritual Lights by Joelle Barron (Ice House Press).

Come for the poetry and stay for the tarot readings; rumour has it Baba Yaga will be in attendance. 

6 pm Doors / 6:30 – 8 pm Show / Wise Hall / $10 Advance / $12 At Door


Tickets may be purchased ahead of time on Brown Paper Tickets.
Box office and Will Call will open with doors at 6 pm. Box office is CASH ONLY.

Buy advance tickets for The Witching Hour here.
Get your Early Bird Festival Pass before April 10 at https://versesearlybirdpass2018.brownpapertickets.com

This Pass gets you access to all Verses Festival events, except for workshops.


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 Wise Hall:

You’ll note on arrival a set of railed stairs leading into the Hall. The wheelchair accessible entrance is around back. For certain events there will be someone posted at the door throughout the event and/or a bell system will be rigged up to ensure no one has to wait out there to be let in. If this has not been clarified by organizers already, please consider contacting them for details.

Once inside, you’ll find a spacious wood-floored hall, open concept, tables and chairs set up throughout. The stage (accessible only via stairs) is to your left, and the washrooms towards the back of the hall. The washrooms are currently gendered, but sometimes will be marked “gender neutral”. There are two sets of washrooms. The one to the left of the bar is currently marked “men” is on the same level and is now wheelchair accessible, with 2 urinals and one wheelchair access stall and one non-wheelchair access stall. The one to the right of the bar, currently marked “women”, is wheelchair accessible with no urinals and one additional stall. *update as of June
Read the Radical Accessibility Mapping Project’s WISE Hall overview or complete audit.
2013: please note that a new, wheelchair accessible men’s bathroom has been created. The finishing touches are still being added, and the door has been adjusted to more easily fit wheelchair/scooter users, but overall the space is great.



April 24, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
$10 – $12
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