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CIPS Venue Representative Registration
Vancouver Poetry House
Vancouver, BC
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CIPS Venue Representative Registration
Venue Rep Registration opened February 9 at noon PST and will close at noon on March 5, 2018.
We can't wait to find out who you're sending to Vancouver to win the title of Canadian Individual Poetry Slam Champion!!

If you are the host, or Slam-Master of a Canadian poetry slam or series, or on the list of registered SpoCan venues, you are invited to send a venue representative to compete in the Canadian Individual Poetry Slam championships (CIPS). CIPS occurs during the 2018 Verses Festival of Words between April 25th and April 28th. CIPS Orientation is at 1 pm Wednesday, April 25. CIPS Preliminary Bouts are Thursday, April 26 and Friday, April 27 from 6-10 pm, and CIPS Finals are Saturday, April 28 7-11 pm.  Verses Festival runs April 19-29 in 2018.

Traditionally, the winner of this competition goes on to represent English-speaking Canada during the World Poetry Slam in Paris, France. Congratulations to the 2017 CIPS winner, Ifrah Hussein, and best of luck to her as she competes in Paris in June 2018

Representative registration information can be sent to Johnny MacRae at CIPS.Tournament.Director@gmail.com. The fee for each venue rep is $35 (which can be paid here via Brown Paper Tickets). Venue registration closes on March 5th, 2018 at noon PST. Feel free to take a look at the FAQ section of our versesfestival.ca website to get acquainted with how the slam works.

Registration for Storm Poets (poets not representing a particular venue) begins March 7th at noon PST, is first come first served, and costs $75.


Vancouver Poetry House (View)
210 - 111 Hastings W
Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4



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