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We say this every year because every year we mean it:

This year’s festival will blow your heart and mind wide open.

Join us for our 10th festival April 8th – 10th, 2019!

MON, APRIL 8th, 2018

HIGH SCHOOL SLAM SEMI-FINALS TOURNAMENT

5PM, DOORS AT 4:30PM @ the VEC, 1415 Broad St, Victoria, BC

Kicking off the festival this year’s semis features all teams from across the south island as they battle for finals stage. We have more teams than ever this year, catch as many bouts as you can handle! It all kicks off at 5PM.

$10 for adults, $5 for students, free for registered poets and coaches.

TUES, APRIL 9th, 2018

WORKSHOP – IAN KETEKU

5PM – 6:30PM @ CITY STUDIO, 709/711 DOUGLAS ST

Acclaimed poet Ian Keteku facilitates a workshop on the importance of storytelling and understanding the techniques used to express oneself. Participants are led through a process of finding the inner voice and transforming it into poetry.

The workshop contains humour, spoken word poetry and public speaking. No previous experience required all you need is a willingness to try.

Open to folks 29 years old and under. Space is limited, please pre-register (link coming soon). $0-10 sliding scale, free for registered competitors (have your coach email us to confirm your spot). 

STILL VICTORIOUS ALUMNI SHOWCASE feat. Alessandra Naccarato!

8:00PM, DOORS AT 7:30PM @ Caffe Fantastico, 965 Kings St (Quadra Village), Victoria BC

Over the last 10 years we have had many amazing poets come up through Victorious Voices. On Tuesday, April 9th, we will showcase some of these awesome poets at Caffe Fantastico. The line-up includes past Victorious Voices and Hullabaloo Champions, Vic Slam team members, Youth Poet Laureates and poets who’ve gone on to make a big impact in the local spoken word community.

Featuring:
Hannah Berry
Sam Ferraby
Juniper Mae Gittens
Logan Simonson
Maita Cienska
and more to be announced!

About our stellar feature:
Alessandra Naccarato is an award-winning poet based on Salt Spring Island, BC, who has received the CBC Poetry Prize and The RBC Bronwen Wallace Award from the Writer’s Trust of Canada. Over the past decade, she has toured nationally and internationally as a spoken word artist, mentored hundreds of youth and emerging writers, and her poetry has appeared in literary magazines across Canada, including Room Magazine, EVENT, The New Quarterly, CV2, ARC Poetry Magazine, and elsewhere. She is the managing editor of Write Bloody North Publications, a newly released imprint of Write Bloody Publications (Los Angeles). Her debut poetry collection, Re-Origin of Species, is forthcoming with Book*hug Press in September 2019.

$6-10 sliding scale for everyone, free for registered poets and coaches.

WED, APRIL 10th, 2018

WORKSHOP – ALESSANDRA NACCARATO

5PM – 6:30PM @ CITY STUDIO, 709/711 DOUGLAS ST

Join award-winning writer and this year’s Still Victorious feature for an evening workshop.

Open to folks 29 years old and under. Space is limited, please pre-register (link coming soon). $0-10 sliding scale, free for registered competitors (have your coach email us to confirm your spot). 

HIGH-SCHOOL SLAM FINALS feat. IAN KETEKU!

7PM, DOORS AT 6:300PM @ the VEC, 1415 Broad St, Victoria, BC

THIS IS IT. The top 4 teams from semis compete for the championship title. With feature performances by Sabrina Benaim and this year’s Alumni of Honour (TBA!), it will be an evening you won’t want to miss. $10 for presale tickets, $10 for adults / $5 for students at the door (cash only), free for registered poets and coaches.

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