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Thursday, December 13, 2007

Literary: Alvin Lau at Vancouver Poetry Slam

THE VANCOUVER POETRY SLAM

"poetry that doesn't suck unless you say it does…"

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THE 1ST, 3RD AND 5TH MONDAY OF EVERY MONTH

THE NEXT SLAM IS MONDAY DECEMBER 17TH

FEATURING

CHICAGO'S, ALVIN LAU

http://www.myspace.com/alvinlau

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNlJpTzh5CE


He has ranked among the top seven poets in the country four times in as many years, a feat no other competitor has accomplished, and he is youngest poet to ever make individual finals in national competition. His work has featured in numerous literary journals including Red River Review and Rattle Magazine's Tribute to Slam, as well as multiple newspapers including the Chicago Tribune, Santa Cruz Sentinel, and Georgetown Voice. Recently, he was also featured on NPR, the Poetry Foundation online, and HBO's Def Poetry Jam. In 2007 he was named Amnesty International's Poet on Conscience and nominated for the Pushcart Prize in poetry. In addition to performing on three nationwide tours, he regularly hosts lectures and creative writing workshops at dozens of universities across the country including Sarah Lawrence College, Grinnell, the University of Chicago, and Yale. Favorites include redheads, tequila, and Kanye West.

THIS WILL ALSO BE ANOTHER QUALIFYING SLAM FOR FEMALE POETS TO MAKE

THE WOMEN OF THE WORLD POETRY SLAM PLAYOFFS, JANUARY 7TH, 2008

AND A CHANCE TO TRAVEL TO DETROIT NEXT MARCH.

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YOU CAN ALSO PICK UP YOUR VAN SLAM NEW YEAR'S EVE ADVANCE TICKETS AT THIS SHOW

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