Monday, October 13 to Saturday, October 18, 2014 – Canadian Festival of Spoken Word – various times and various venues in Victoria, BC
The Canadian Festival of Spoken Word will see Canada’s best spoken word artists descend upon Victoria to celebrate the art of spoken word, and 22 teams of poets compete to determine the Canadian poetry slam champions for 2014. The festival begins on October 13th and runs until October 18th, with events at Rifflandia HQ, Victoria Event Centre, and the Alix Goolden Hall.
Over the course of the week, the teams will compete in a round-robin style tournament, featuring four-round, four-team poetry slams. These competitions will be happening at Rifflandia HQ and Victoria Event Centre, from Tuesday to Thursday, with two at 7 PM and two at 9 PM. Friday, October 17, at Alix Goolden Hall, the top eight teams will compete in two heats of four to determine which teams will compete in the National Slam Finals, taking place on Saturday night, again at Alix Goolden.
The national finals on October 18 will feature performances from the festival’s poets of honour, internationally-acclaimed Métis artist Moe Clark, and four-time national champion and 2014 World Cup of Poetry champion Ikenna “OpenSecret” Onyegbula.
As an added bonus, at 12 PM each day, the festival will feature Master Classes for those interested in developing their spoken word chops, or learning to get started. In addition, there will be talk-backs, panel discussions, and opportunities to meet and experience some of Canada’s best spoken word artists in person.
Victoria Event Details:
Event: Canadian Festival of Spoken Word
Date: Monday, October 13 to Saturday, October 18, 2014. Oct. 13: 8pm to midnight. Oct. 14-16: 12pm-1am. Oct. 17-18: 12 to 11pm.
Location: Rifflandia HQ, Victoria Event Centre, and Alix Goolden Hall in Victoria, BC
Prices: $75 adults, $45, $5-20 at the door
Contact: Email: Johnny MacRae (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone: 604-928-3673
Official website: http://cfsw.ca/