SCHEDULE

TUES APRIL 18th

COWICHAN VALLEY ALL-STAR SLAM

12:30p.m. – 2:00p.m. @ Cowichan Performing Arts Centre, Duncan, BC

The All-Star Slam is a head-t0-head-to-head battle between Victorious Voices Festival artists Isaac Bond (Saskatoon), Rabbit Richards (Montreal), Johnny Trinh (Toronto) and Maita Cienska (Victoria’s Youth Poet Laureate) where student judges pick the winner! $5 for students, FREE for chaperones and teachers. Large groups please email poets.raising.voices(at)gmail.com to book.  

HIGH SCHOOL SLAM SEMI-FINALS

6:30PM, DOORS AT 6:00PM @ the Vic Theatre, 808 Douglas St., Victoria, BC

Kicking off the festival this year’s semis features 9 teams from across the south island as they battle for finals stage. $5

*Please note: this year’s semi-finals will be held at the Vic Theatre, not the VEC.

WED APRIL 19th

WORKSHOP – MAITA CIENSKA

4PM – 6PM @ the Greater Victoria Public Library, Central Branch

Join Victoria’s Youth Poet Laureate Maita Cienska for a spoken word workshop that will blow your mind and heart wide open (trust us). For ages 14-22. FREE. Register at gvpl.ca or call 250-940-GVPL (4875) for more information. 

HIGH-SCHOOL SLAM FINALS

7PM, DOORS AT 6:30PM @ Metro Studio Theatre, 1411 Quadra St, Victoria, BC

THIS IS IT. The top 4 teams from semis compete for the championship title. Featuring an Alumni of Honour (TBA!), feature poet (also TBA!) and local celebrity judges. $5-10 sliding scale

*Please note: this year’s finals will be held at Metro Studio Theatre, not the VEC.

THURS APRIL 20th

WORKSHOP – ISAAC BOND

4PM – 6PM @ the Greater Victoria Public Library, Central Branch

Do not miss this rare chance to catch a workshop with our finals stage feature poet Isaac Bond. A Victoria Spoken Word Festival Alum and founder of Saskatoon’s poetry in schools program Write Out Loud, Isaac knows how to make words play. For ages 14-22. FREE. Register at gvpl.ca or call 250-940-GVPL (4875) for more information. 

STILL VICTORIOUS ALUMNI SHOWCASE

7PM, DOORS AT 6:30PM @ Caffe Fantastico, 965 Kings St (Quadra Village), Victoria BC

Don’t miss this annual reunion of past #vicvoices poets and a soon-to-be announced feature! $5

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