The Spoken Word Jamboree kicks off not only Hullabaloo, but also Verses Festival of Words! All teams will be invited to perform a one-minute intro poem to tell us more about themselves and their school, and Ronnie Dean Harris aka Ostwelve will rock the house as the night’s feature.
Alice MacKay Room (downstairs from the main concourse).
Doors at 6:30pm.
Show starts at 7:30pm.
The Jamboree provides all participating poets a chance to meet each other outside of a competition setting. It’s also where all the teams will register. Poets and coaches will receive artist passes that allow them free access to all Hullabaloo events. There will be a brief orientation and then the poetry will begin. However, this is a public event. You don’t need to be on a participating team to attend. Don’t be shy. Come on down and help us start this festival right!
Open to the general public. All Ages. General seating. Seating cannot be reserved in advance.
About the feature: Ronnie Dean Harris aka Ostwelve is a Stō:lo/St’át’imc/Lil’wat/N’laka’pamux multimedia artist based in Vancouver, BC. He has been an actor on a national TV series named Moccasin Flats and lead starring role in the made for TV film Moccasin Flats: Redemption, toured internationally as a Hip-hop performer, been a composer for both TV and film, been a director, programmer and producer for the Vancouver Indigenous Media Arts Festival and now is the Project Director and Lead Facilitator for “Reframing Relations”, an ideation and interface workshop series focusing on Indigenous artists speaking to youth in classrooms and community centres about reconciliation.
The VPL Central Branch has elevators to reach the downstairs rooms where the Hullabaloo events are being held. There are wheelchair accessible bathrooms. For more details, refer to their list of facilities.