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Inaugural slam will crown warrior

Spoken word event set to inspire and delight

Underground word warriors and back alley truth sayers will converge at Cranberry Community Hall on Tuesday, June 7, for the first Powell River Poetry Slam.

A night of spoken word throw downs and in-your-face wordsmithing, a poetry slam is a spoken word competition where the best, brightest and loudest get on stage to spit their words in front of a judging, hollering, cheering audience. Members of the audience are picked as judges and rate what they hear. At the end of the night a poet is picked as the reigning word warrior.

A slam is carried out in a series of rounds. How many rounds a performer will compete in depends on how many people participate but performers should have at least three poems around three minutes each ready to perform. Participants are docked points for poems over three minutes.

All ages are welcome, all skill levels encouraged and all topics, themes, styles and colourful language is on the table. This event will be an inspiring and electric evening of entertainment.

Doors open at 6:30 pm with the main event scheduled to begin at 7 pm. Admission is by donation. Beverages and snacks will be for sale, the proceeds from which go toward the hall. Performers can register at the event. For more information, readers can email with any questions or check out the Facebook events page.