Monday, July 5, 2010

Youth Poetry Slam coming up

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If you happen to be a young poet, or a poetry fan and are in Vancouver, BC near the end of the month, don't miss the Youth Poetry Slam.  It's bound to be fabulous.  Details follow, including a bio of Lara Bozabalian, the guest poet from TO.


Monday, July 26, 2010
8:00pm - 10:30pm
Cafe Deux Soleils
2096 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC
It's time for another Youth Poetry Slam which is open to all poets between 13-22 years old. We have an open mic and a poetry slam competition plus a featured performer.

This month's guest is Lara Bozabalian from Toronto.

Lara Bozabalian has represented Toronto at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word, the American National Poetry Slam, and the Individual World Poetry Slam Championships. Her poetry has been featured in journals, newspapers and magazines, and was recently released in the full length collection The Cartographer's Skin (Piquant Press, 2010). She is a founding member of the Toronto Poetry Project, and founded and runs Be Heard, a spoken word festival for high school students across southern Ontario

Sign up to read starts at 7pm. The show gets going just after 8pm. This month your host will be Van Slam Team member, Lucia Misch.

$3 for 18 and under $5 for 19 and older.

A poetry slam is a performance poetry competition. Rules include no props, no costumes and no musical accompaniment during the performance. There is also a 3 minute and 10 second time limit. The work performed must have been written by the performer/poet.
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