I just wanted to let you know that as of Jan 1st, 2008 the Vancouver Poetry Slam is now producing weekly poetry events. This means we have a few extra opportunities for featuring traveling poets.
Here's what's happening.
The 1st, 3rd and 5th Mondays will continue to be our flagship regular season slam events. These are our qualifying slams to make the Vancouver Slam team, WOWps and IWPS and so on. Right now we are booking features for June onward.
Our 2nd Monday of each month starting on Jan 14th begins our "Alt Slam" series. This will feature different theme nights throughout the year. As an example Jan will have the Team Piece Slam, February will be the Pan African Slam, and March will be the Sistahood Women's Invitational Slam. Each of these is being coordinated by a different person from our scene. Feature bookings will go through them but you can contact me if you want to be put in touch with them. Each of these first three events already have features booked.
And finally, the 4th Monday of each month will feature the beginning of our inaugural Youth Poetry Slam season. This is open to poets aged 13-22. We will also be having featured performers at these events. Right now January and April are booked but all other months are open. You don't have to be a Youth Slam aged poet to feature but it would also be an added bonus if you were.
For now you can contact me, RC Weslowski, for bookings at each of these events. If I'm not handling them specifically I will put you in contact with the person who is.
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for more information.
And thanks so much to so many of you who have managed to make your way to Canada to feature at our event. You are part of the reason why our scene is so strong and why we feel we are able to take this next step.