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Events · 22nd April 2014
Heriot Bay Inn
A Poetry Slam is a competition in which poets perform original work. Poems are judged equally on manner and enthusiasm of performance as much as content and poem style. Judging is done by pre-selected members of the audience.
But the Strong Words Poetry Slam May 9th in the Heriot Bay Inn PUB is not quite ye–olde traditional Slam, because it is a Non-Competitive evening. Yep, no judging. Vancouver Slam Master Duncan Shields plus other Vancouver slam-scene poets will be here to keep us going, and local poets will take the stage too. The usual Poetry Slam rules will be followed, all except the judging. There is a three minute time limit per poem; props are not permitted.
To learn more about the art of the Slam, check out Duncan Shields teaching a UofQ in the HBI Pub on Thursday May 8th. And be sure not to miss Quadra’s first official (non-competitive) Strong Words Poetry Slam in the HBI Pub May 9. Doors are at 8:30pm; $10 at the door.
Island poets, aspiring wordsmiths and closet writers are invited to join in on stage: no cover fee if you’re performing. Call the Inn to participate: 250.285.3322.