The Summer slam season is here which means an altered format from the rest of the year. During the Summer season poets are asked to perform up to 2 minute, 1 minute and 4 minute long poems. 12 poets in the first round 6 in the second and the top 3 scoring poets in the third round…barring any ties.
Poets who make the third round earn points towards making the Vancouver Individual World Poetry Slam Playoffs and a chance to go to IWPS in the U.S. and represent Vancouver at the Canadian Individual Poetry Slam in April 2018.
This week we feature the return of Electric Jon ” Electric Jon Negrych is a writer of fiction, poetry, song and screen. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Theatrical Performance from the University of Winnipeg. (1993). An accomplished performance poet, EJ was a member of the Toronto Poetry Slam team in Boston at the National Poetry Slam in 2011. He has featured at slams across Canada. This will be his fourth Van Slam feature in 10 years. Electric Jon is currently on tour with Rob B Stardust, an electronic musician and producer. Electric Jon performs lead vocals over backing tracks live with music, video, lights, smoke and costume. This psychedelic musical theatre is known as Electric Stardust. Electric Jon self published a cyberjunk art novel, Carefully Sealed in the Margarine Container, online in 2016. He is currently working on a screen play and writing a brand new album, LSDJ. Electric Jon Negrych has a trade as a blaster of heavy explosives in the mining industry in the Yukon. He is a classic Pisces. ”
It’s $6-$10 sliding scale. Sign up to perform is 7pm. Show starts at 8 o’clock.
This event along with our daily lives in Vancouver is taking place on the unceded territories of the Squamish, Musqueam and Tsleil-Waututh peoples.
We also strive to have trans friendly gender bending events inclusive of all orientations and experiences. Please help us do that.