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Canadian Individual Poetry Slam Day One (Bouts #1 & #3) Plus Haiku Deathmatch
Cafe Deux Soleils
Vancouver, BC
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Canadian Individual Poetry Slam Day One (Bouts #1 & #3) Plus Haiku Deathmatch
This night will kick off the 2015 Canadian Individual Poetry Slam Championship.

On the first night, 40 of the best poets from across Canada will be slamming with four-minute and one-minute poems.

Doors at 6:30pm.
Bout #1 starts at 7pm.
Bout #3 starts at 8:30pm.
Haiku Deathmatch starts at 10:30pm.

Special Late Night Show: Haiku Deathmatch

Using original haiku, 16 poets  or haikusters  will battle it out in a head-to-head competition judged by the audience.

Sign-up is open to all and will occur from 10:00pm-10:30pm. Each poet should come prepared to perform up to 29 haiku (depending on how far they make it in the competition). Advance sign-up is not available.

A haiku is a poem consisting of three metrical phrases of 5, 7, and 5 syllables.

Traditionally, haiku is a Japanese form, most often used to describe nature, but any subject matter is allowed in Haiku Death Match. The haiku can be funny, sad, sexy, bizarre, it doesn't matter. Since the haiku is read aloud, the emphasis will be on the number of syllables (17) not the lines.


the worst time to have
a heart attack is during
a game of charades

This show is All Ages (but be prepared for Rabelaisian humour).

Come for dinner and stay late. Café Deux Soleils will offer kitchen and bar service throughout the show.

This show is All Ages. General seating. Box office and Will Call will open with doors at 6:30pm. Box office is CASH ONLY. There is an ATM located directly across the street.

This show may contain strong language, controversial issues, and words that make you re-evaluate your life. Advance tickets are NOT mailed out; they can be picked up at the Will Call station at the venue. Box office and Will Call will open with doors at 6:30pm. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

Accessibility Info:

Café Deux Soleils has been the main venue for the Vancouver Poetry Slam since 1999. It is sold out every Monday by fans of spoken word poetry. It is an iconic venue run by a staff that are friendly and promote progressive values.

Café Deux Soleils is a semi-accessible venue to wheelchairs and scooters. They have recently completely renovated the bathrooms, installing three ungendered stalls. However there is no wheelchair-accessible bathroom.


Cafe Deux Soleils (View)
2096 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC V5N4B2



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