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Monday, January 08, 2007

Spoken Word: 4th Annual Individual World Poetry Slam

January 31st to February 3rd. 2007.

Vancouver Poetry House and Poetry Slam Incorporated are pleased to announce

The 4th annual Individual World Poetry Slam will be taking place in Vancouver, B.C. January 31st to February 3rd.. 2007.

http://www.individualworldpoetryslam.com/

Up to 72 of the world's finest Poetry Slammers will be coming to Vancouver to compete in this event.

There will be over $1000 U.S. in prize money, a publishing deal and bragging rights up for grabs.

Day and night time shows will be happening along Commercial Drive at

Café Deux Soleils, RIME and Zesty Restaurant plus other locations.

As well our finals night venue is the Rio Theatre on Broadway.

This is the first time ever PSI has allowed one of their events to take place outside of the United States.

Thanks to Artistic Director, Angus Adair, PSI has agreed to let Vancouver host this showcase and competition.

Vancouver is home to the Vancouver Poetry Slam, Canada's longest running Poetry Slam, (now in it's 11th year)

And home to some of our countries most talented spoken word artists.

Some of the performers confirmed for IWPS include

Jamie Dewolf

http://www.myspace.com/jamiedewolf

Ed Mabrey

http://www.myspace.com/edmabrey

This event is also co sponsored by One Cool Word Magazine and CITY TV.

Poetry Slam as a cultural phenomenon has re energized poetry for the last 20 years. Created by construction worker and poet, Marc Smith, poetry slam is based on the unique idea of letting the audience decide what they think is good or not. Poets compete for cash and prizes while 5 judges selected at random from the audience hand out scores from 0.0 to 10.0

It's like the Olympics of Poetry.

For more information on the IWPS and to book poets for appearances on your show or for interviews

just reply to this email or contact Randy Jacobs at 604 215 9230.

Tickets are available now through the website.

History will be made. You can be a part of it.

Randy Jacobs
President: Vancouver Poetry House
604 215 9230

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