Hullabaloo is BC’s Youth Spoken Word Festival featuring workshops, showcase performances and some of BC’s finest high school-aged poets all sharing work for peers and audiences alike. The festival is a forum where youth tell their stories, explore the issues that matter to them, and find their voice. Hullabaloo gathers poets from across British Columbia, connecting them together into a community of writers.

School teams come together to compete in slams, participate in workshops, see great feature poets, and connect with other writers.Events at the festival include an alumni showcase, a youth video poem screening, a team piece showcase plus our annual Spoken Word Jamboree and closing night Feature Performance.  Schools from around the province are invited to attend.

Registration for returning teams opens on February 1st and open registration for all other schools begins on February 15th.  Participating poets will be asked to take part in poetry workshops of their choice as well as create work to be presented for online audiences. Registration is $200 and is non-refundable.

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