Category Archives: Poet Notices

New Venue for Hullabaloo 2015 & a New Youth Slam

December 29, 2014 Vancouver Poetry House has struck a new partnership for Hullabaloo 2015 with the Vancouver Public Library. All events will be held at the central branch in the gorgeous Alice McKay and Peter Kaye rooms – and all shows will be free! We are excited to have such a fantastic downtown location for Hullabaloo […]

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Day One Team Results & First Underground Indies Champ

April 26, 2014 Astorino’s and The Prophouse Café were bouncing with excitement. After the first day of the team competition, the standings look like this: All the school teams have given themselves funky nicknames, as you can tell. The teams are ranked by their placing in each bout. The first level tiebreaker is point differential, […]

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Registration Opens for Hullabaloo 2014

January 20, 2014 Registration for the 4th annual Hullabaloo is now open. The festival will run April 24–26 at Astorino’s, a venue run by our new sponsor, the Brittania Community Centre. It will be filled with amazing feature poets, workshops, All-Star Slams, 16 teams of youth poets, and plenty of community spirit! Teams are made […]

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Dates Announced for Hullabaloo 2014

November 17, 2013 Hullabaloo returns for its 4th annual youth spoken word festival on April 24–26 at Vancouver’s Brittania Community Centre. This centre is at the heart of Vancouver’s spoken word community on Commercial Drive. All teams that registered for Hullabaloo 2013 will be given a chance to pre-register for Hullabaloo 2014 from January 1–15. […]

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Two Weeks Left to Register

January 18, 2013 Registration for Hullabaloo closes on January 31st. We’ve had a tremendous response with many schools already signed up; however, there are a couple spots still available. You need a minimum of three student poets (or BC teens if you’re associated with a youth organization) to form a team (you can have up […]

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Team Registration Now Open!

November 1, 2012 Head’s up! Team registration for Hullabaloo 2013 opens today. It is on a first-come, first-served basis, along with consideration for regional representation around BC. We are planning to admit only 16 teams to this year’s tournament, so it’s a good idea to register sooner than later. The festival will take place April […]

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Registration Opens November 1st, 2012

October 16, 2012 We’ve had a bunch of eager youth poets sending messages asking: How can my school register for Hullabaloo 2013? I don’t want to miss it. Well, don’t worry, you’ve haven’t missed any deadlines yet. Hullabaloo 2013 registration opens on November 1st, 2012. The registration fee will be $160 payable by cheque made […]

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Tweaks to Format and Team Size

August 2, 2012 We’ve collected feedback at Hullabaloo 2012 through one-on-one conversations, a coaches / student captain meeting, and email surveys. After going through all this feedback, we’re making a number of changes. The main feedback from teachers and students is that everyone wants Hullabaloo to be a development festival, an event that focuses on […]

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Save the Dates! Hullabaloo is Coming April 3–6, 2013

June 25, 2012 Big news! Hullabaloo 2013 has set its dates. The next BC youth festival of spoken word will happen April 3–6, 2013. That’s the week right after Easter from Wednesday to Saturday. The event schedule is still being finalized, but the goal has been to compress the festival, shortening it by one day. […]

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Youth Slams in and around Vancouver (April & May)

April 26, 2012 Hullabaloo may be over, but the youth poetry slams keep on coming. If you missed the tournament, these events are a great way to get an idea of what poetry slam is all about. If you were at Hullabaloo and are in poetry withdrawal, here’s the perfect chance to get your word […]

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