Team Registration Now Open!

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 3–6, 2013 at The Roundhouse Arts & Community Centre in downtown Vancouver. It’s a beautiful space and we’re very excited to have all the events located in the same place this year. Our feature poets will be Toronto’s Truth Is… and Portland’s Amy Everhart. There’ll be more workshops this year and a Teacher showcase (which is completely optional but should be a lot of fun), as well as both Team and Indies competitions.

Please read Tourney Format for full details on how the tournament runs. This year, teams can be as small as 3 students or as large as 6 students to provide more flexibility to schools, some of which are just starting, others of which want have big slam clubs.

Registering your school is a simple two step process:

1. Send me an email (at wordplaypoets@gmail.com) with the name of your school and the teacher sponsor of your slam club. This will reserve your spot, pending the receipt of your registration fee.

2. Requisition a cheque for $160 made out to “Vancouver Poetry House” and mail it to:

Vancouver Poetry House c/o Chris Gilpin
#501 – 1701 Powell Street
Vancouver, BC
V5L 5C9

NB: I must receive the cheque before January 15th, 2013 to confirm your spot. If I don’t receive the cheque by that date, then I will go down the waiting list and contact the next school.

Team registration closes on January 31st, 2013.

As part of registering for Hullabaloo, your slam club receives one 2-hour workshop with a WordPlay poet. Once I’ve confirmed your registration, we can set up the workshop.

Alright, that was a lot of info. Questions? Please email me. I am here to help. That goes for any questions you might have about helping your slam club or staging a poetry slam or open mic
at your school as well.

Thank you, once again, for keeping poetry alive in schools!

Chris Gilpin
Hullabaloo Co-Director