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April 23, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

| $12 – $15
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Celebrate the 22nd annual Van Slam Finals Night with visiting feature Christopher Michael. Vancouver’s top nine slam poets of the season compete for a spot on this years team to represent Van Slam at major tournaments and festivals across North America. Poets gain points by ranking in the top four at Van Slam throughout the year to qualify for this playoff event.

This is an All Ages show. General seating.

Doors at 7; Slam at 8.
Box office and Will Call will open with doors at 7pm. Advance Tickets can be picked up at Will Call.
Box office is CASH ONLY. There is an ATM located inside the building.

Buy advance tickets for 2018 Van Slam Team Finals featuring Christopher Michael here.

Competing Poets include (in no particular order):

Mitcholos Touchie
JB the First Lady
Jaye Simpson
Rabbit Richards
Kay Kassirer
RC Weslowski
Lindi Nolte
Jenifer Williams

Hosted by the brilliant Erin Dingle!

If you want to find out which Vancouver spoken word poets will be performing, follow our winter season standings updated every week after Monday’s weekly poetry slam. The top 16 poets from the regular season make the playoffs. Half are eliminated at two semi-final slams, and the remaining nine slam off at this event.

The Last Chance Slam is happening Monday, April 2 with the two semi-final Slam bouts happening April 9 and 16, all at Cafe Deux Soleils.
Once competitors for the Finals have been determined at these slams, the list of nine will be posted here.

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 in our goal of increasing accessibility to Verses events, please do your best to be aware of this and join us in reducing the impact of personal scented products (such as perfumes, scented oils, etc.) in our festival spaces.

Accessibility Info for Wise Hall:
Youll note on arrival a set of railed stairs leading into the Hall. The wheelchair accessible entrance is around back. For this event 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.

Once inside, youll 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 2013
Read the Radical Accessibility Mapping Projects WISE Hall overview or complete audit.

2013: please note that a new, wheelchair accessible “mens” 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 23, 2018
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
$12 – $15
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