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April 2020

Hullabaloo 2020

April 16 - April 18

Get ready, Hullabaloo 2020 is coming!  This year’s Youth Spoken Word Festival will be held over three days, Thursday, April 16 – Saturday, April 18th.  Registration for Hullabaloo 2020 opens on Feb 3rd for any school that took part in last year’s festival. Registration for all other schools opens two weeks later on February 17th.  This will be on a first come first serve basis. Email RC Weslowski at hullabaloo@vancouverpoetryhouse.com for more information and to get on the registration mailing…

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2020 Hullabaloo All Star Slam featuring Chris Tse, Patrick de Belen and Ruthless. Hosted by Johnny D. Trinh

April 16 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

This event will be taking place on the unceded, ancestral territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Wautuh peoples. For 2020 We have a brand new location and day for the annual All Star Slam.  This year we’ll be at the fully accessible, Central Branch of the Vancouver Public Library in the Alice MacKay room.  The All Star Slam will bear witness to poetic thunder and lightning, as three poets compete in an all-out battle of poetic verve and wit.  Hosted…

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Free

Spokenword Jamboree featuring Chris Tse

April 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A night for all 16 High School Teams to perform introductory poems showcasing their talent and style.  Plus a feature performance by Canadian Spoken Word Champion, Chris Tse. 6PM-8PM / VPL Central Branch / Alice MacKay Room / Free We fully acknowledge that all Hullabaloo and Verses Festival of Words events this year and in past years take place on the unceded, ancestral territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. Christopher Tse is an artist, educator, and settler currently…

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FREE

Hullabaloo Team Bout Competitions 1 and 2

April 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

All of our events will be taking place on the Unceded, Ancestral Territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Peoples.   The competition kicks off with our fist two bouts pitting 4 different teams against each other in each bout. Bout 1 will be in the Alice MacKay Room.  Bout 2 will be in the Alma VanDusen/Peter Kay combined room.  Both events will be taking place AT THE SAME TIME in the two different rooms. Doors are at 5:30.  The…

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FREE

Hullabaloo Team Bout Competitions 3 and 4

April 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

All of our events will be taking place on the Unceded, Ancestral Territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Peoples.   The competition continues with our last batch of bouts on day 1.  4 teams in each bout.  It should be on fire! (metaphorically) Bout 3 will be in the Alice MacKay Room.  Bout 4 will be in the Alma VanDusen/Peter Kay combined room.  Both events will be taking place AT THE SAME TIME in the two different rooms. Doors…

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Free

Adventures in Poetryland Workshops with Janice Jo Lee, Chris Tse, Patrick de Belen and Johnny D. Trinh

April 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This event will be taking place on the unceded, traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Wautuh peoples.   4 different workshops presented by World Class poets, Janice Joe Lee, Chris Tse, Patrick de belen and Johnny Trinh lead students through Adventures in Poetryland.  Each workshop offers a unique perspective into a different writing approach for students to expand their practice. Pre registration for each workshop is required.  Open to highschool students who are not taking part in the competition…

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FREE

Hullabaloo Team Bout Competitions 5 and 6

April 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

All of our events will be taking place on the Unceded, Ancestral Territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Peoples.   Day 2 begins with the first two afternoon bouts for our competing teams.  Each team has had a chance to perform and now things get even more intense! Bout 5 will be in the Alice MacKay Room.  Bout 6 will be in the Alma VanDusen/Peter Kay combined room.  Both events will be taking place AT THE SAME TIME in…

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FREE

Hullabaloo Team Bout Competitions 7 and 8

April 18 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

All of our events will be taking place on the Unceded, Ancestral Territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Peoples.   These will be the last 2 bouts of preliminary competition.  These bouts could very well determine which teams make it in to Finals! Each team has had a chance to perform once and now they are ready to rock it on Day 2. Bout 7 will be in the Alice MacKay Room.  Bout 8 will be in the Alma…

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