This is the night we discover which poets will make it on to the 2014 Vancouver Youth Poetry Slam team. 8 poets competing for the honour to represent Vancouver at this year’s YouthCanSlam Festival in Ottawa in August.
The poets competing for this year’s team include three returning team members and 5 first time finalists. They are…
Andi Scout Bee
This will all be happening at Astorino’s Dining Hall located on the corners of Commercial Drive and Venables. The same place we held finals last year.
We will also have a feature performance from the wonderful Britta Badour aka Britta B from Toronto.
“Britta B. is a Canadian spoken word artist and keynote speaker currently residing downtown Toronto. She independently published two chapbooks of poetry titled Speak and Oh, Britta and released a self-titled spoken word EP in 2012.
Britta began performing spoken word while studying at Wilfrid Laurier University and joined the Toronto Poetry Slam team shortly after in 2012. Since then, she has provoked audiences across Canada both in competitive and feature performances. She has also showcased in New York City, Detroit, and New Orleans. Freshly crowned the 2013 Toronto International Poetry Slam Champion, Britta made a return appearance to the stage of Dwayne Morgan’s production of When Sisters Speak and was casted as a narrator for her debut theatrical performance in Regent Park’s The Journey. Most recently, Britta performed at TEDx Youth in Brampton, Ontario.
As an ambassador for R.I.S.E. Edutainment and artist educator for UNITY Charity, Britta plans to serve Toronto’s so called “at-risk” communities by acquiring new languages and travelling to far off lands with a notebook in her hand writing anywhere, everywhere she can.”
The show will start 30 minutes earlier than usual at 7:30pm. Doors at 6:30 at Astorino’s Hall at Commercial and Venables.
$5 for 18 and younger
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$10 for 19 and older
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