Hey Folks, it’s back – Slamathon version 2.0, new & improved as The Van Slam Carnival of Words! The traditional opportunity to sign up to read poetry and support Van Slam’s efforts to send a team to compete at CFSW, The Canadian Festival of Spoken Word, along with new features like the Head to Head Slam Championship & the chance to throw water balloons at Van Slam Team members!!!
As well as fun decatholon slam style events, feature performer TBA, yummy foods & great vibes hangin in the sunshine with wonderful folks!!
Here’s how the Slamathon sign up works -Slamathon spots are $2 per minute, in 5 minute increments. Wanna sign up?
Simply go to:
Sign yourself up for as long as you wish (add your name in each 5 minute spot desired). Then – either pay for the slots yourself or get yourself sponsored to read & bring the cash to the event.
Or…you can throw water balloons at Van Slam team members (Spillious,Johnny D Trinh, Julia Pileggi, Molly Billows, & Lipbalm) for $2 per balloon or 3 balloons for $5!!!
Or…Sign up for the Carnival of Words Summer Slam Championship, otherwise known as the C.O.W. Slam.
Entry is $10-$20 sliding scale, 12 spots available,
$50 first place prize along with the Slam team re-gift basket, & of course the C.O.W Cup!!
Sign up with Matt Miller via facebook or
Or…you can buy some yummy treats on the day.
Or…simply come hang out with us and perhaps donate some funds to the Vancouver Poetry Slam!
We acknowledge this event is taking place on the unceded, settler occupied territories of the Squamish, Musqueam and Tsleil Waututh peoples.
All Vancouver Poetry House events strive to be trans friendly and accessible to all bodies. Please help us with that goal.
The Chicken Sessions House is an old house with no accessibility modifications. There is a dirt driveway up to a large wide gate. The backyard is mostly grass with some gravel on path. If there has been little rain to make the ground soft, this is navigable by wheelchair and scooter. There is one small drop down from the side yard to the back. A makeshift ramp is provided.
The yard can also be entered from the paved back alley through a gate with no steps but a slight incline.
There are about a dozen steps up to the main floor where the bathroom is. Inside, everything is on the same level.