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January 2017
$200

Hullabaloo 2017 Teams Registration

January 31, 2017 @ 12:00 am - March 31, 2017 @ 11:55 pm

A chance for new teams to register for Hullabaloo. There’s only THREE spots left for 2017, so contact Johnny MacRae at wordplaypoets@gmail.com to snap yours up!

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April 2017
Free

Spoken Word Jamboree featuring Ronnie Dean Harris aka. Ostwelve

April 20, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

More than just a meet’n’greet, at the Jamboree we’ll hear from all of the Hullabaloo teams – and most exciting of all, we’ll hear from Ronnie Dean Harris aka Ostwelve!

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$6

All Star Slam #1 @ Rio Theatre

April 21, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

“The poets were total professionals and brought hot topics to life with their passion and energy.  The students were mesmerized and totally engaged.” – Tracy Sullivan, Hugh Boyd Secondary The always popular Hullabaloo All Star Slam at the Rio Theatre returns this year, featuring a battle between heavyweights of the Canadian slam scene! Hosted by Regina’s Johnny Trinh, the 2017 edition of the All Star Slam sees Charlie C Petch from Toronto, Dana I.D. Matthews from Vancouver, and Rabbit Richards from Montreal compete in a three-round poetry slam…

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$6

All Star Slam #2 @ Rio Theatre

April 21, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Johnny Trinh hosts as Charlie C Petch, Dana I.D. Matthews, and Rabbit Richards slam in a three-round battle royale of Canadian slam rockstars.

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Free

Hullabaloo Slams: Bouts 1 & 2

April 21, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

For the first time, 8 teams compete in two simultaneous slams to determine who makes finals. A mix of individual and group pieces.

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Free

Hullabaloo Slams: Bouts 3 & 4

April 21, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The next 8 teams go at it with two more simultaneous bouts to determine who makes finals. A mix of individual poems and group pieces.

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Free

Hullabaloo Underground Indies

April 21, 2017 @ 10:00 pm - April 22, 2017 @ 12:15 am

16 poets compete in a four-round, head-to-head slam format, with winners decided by sound of applause. Fourth round is the anarchy round!

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Free

Adventures in Poetryland Workshops

April 22, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Four amazing workshops on offer from Hullabaloo All Stars Johnny Trinh, Charlie C Petch, Dana I.D. Matthews, and Rabbit Richards.

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Free

Hullabaloo Slams: Bouts 5 & 6

April 22, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

8 teams get back at it to determine who will make Hullabaloo Finals. A mix of individual poems and group pieces.

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Free

Hullabaloo Slams: Bouts 7 & 8

April 22, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The preliminary rounds wrap up, with two more simultaneous bouts to determine who makes finals. A mix of individual poems and group pieces.

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Free

Hullabaloo Finals featuring Jeremy Loveday

April 22, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Following a feature by Victoria’s Jeremy Loveday, the top four teams compete for the title of Hullabaloo 2017 team champions and ownership of the fabled Billy Sharkspeare trophy!

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January 2018
$200

Hullabaloo 2018: General Registration for Teams

January 29 @ 12:00 am - February 28 @ 11:30 pm

Your chance to register a team of 3 to 6 poets for Hullabaloo 2018!

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April 2018
FREE

Spoken Word Jamboree feat. Molly Billows

April 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Part meet’n’greet, orientation, and showcase, the Spoken Word Jamboree is your chance to meet the teams involved in Hullabaloo 2018 – as well as take in a set from the stellar Molly Billows!

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FREE

Underground Indies!!!

April 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The first slam event of Hullabaloo – and it’s a doozy!! A head-to-head off mic and in-the-round poetry slam where winners are chosen by sound of applause. 16 poets enter. 1 emerges victorious. Everyone wins.

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$6

All Star Slam Showcase #1

April 20 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

“Awesome day! My students were so pumped and spoke about it for days afterwards.” – Lorisse Humphries, Chilliwack Middle School The always popular Hullabaloo All Star Slam at the Rio Theatre returns this year, featuring a battle between Canadian spoken word all stars! The 2018 edition of the All Star Slam sees Vancouver’s Molly Billows, Calgary’s Erin Dingle, and Saskatoon’s Zoey Pricelys Roy compete in a three-round poetry slam hosted by the inimitable Johnny Trinh – with students judging!  Once the dust has settled, and the winner has…

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$6

All Star Slam Showcase #2 SOLD OUT

April 20 @ 11:45 am - 2:00 pm

A chance to watch some of the best in the business throw down on the big stage at Rio Theatre!

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FREE

Hullabaloo Slams: Round 1!

April 20 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

All 16 teams throw down in the first of two rounds of competition to determine who goes to Hullabaloo Finals!

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FREE

Adventures in Poetryland Workshops

April 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

A journey into both the charted and uncharted territories of Poetryland under the guidance of festival artists Moe Clark, Molly Billows, Zoey Pricelys Roy, and Erin Dingle.

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FREE

Hullabaloo Slams: Round 2!

April 21 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

All 16 teams throw down in the second of two rounds of competition to determine who goes to Hullabaloo Finals!

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FREE

Hullabaloo Finals feat. Moe Clark

April 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Following a set by festival artist Moe Clark, the four top-ranked teams in the tournament lovingly battle it out for the fabled Billy Sharkspeare Trophy!

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