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Friday, September 05, 2008

Literary: Andrea Thompson, Faust MacKenzie, Scruffmouth and Sasha Langford


The Vancouver Poetry Slam and Vancouver Poetry House
http://www.vancouverpoetryhouse.com/


are very proud to present
Friday Night Words: A Showcase of Vancouver Poetry Slam All Stars
Past, Present and Future.

including performances by original Van Slam team member Andrea Thompson,
current slam team members Faust Mackenzie and Scruffmouth,
and
erotic slam champ Sasha Langford.

Cafe Deux Soleils 2096 Commercial Drive Doors open at 8:00 PM.
Show starts at 9:00PM.
Only $10.00
One of the pioneers of the SLAM poetry scene in Canada, Andrea's performances are electric and unique – blending elements of jazz, dub, hip-hop and traditional literary verse into a style all her own. Re-creating mythological themes in a contemporary milieu, she offers her audience an invitation to return to the roots of the oral tradition through the elevation of spoken word to its ancient role as public ritual.Van Slam Grand Champion, Scruffmouth will be performing poems from his new book "The Seventh Sense".
He is also on the 2008 Vancouver Poetry Slam team and has been slamming, speaking the word, and performing dub poetry since 2004. "Faust McKenzie is the bastard child of short-lived love triangle between Bob, Doug, and Spuds McKenzie. In clinical trials, Faust outperformed all other major brands of cranial detergent, despite selling for half the price. Faust smells better up-close, regrets joining Facebook, and has a chapbook for sale entitled 'Faux Reals.'
"Sasha Langford was selected as one of five poets to represent Vancouver in the 2008 CBC Poetry Face Off, opened for Canadian Folk Music Award nominees the Fugitives as part of the 2007 Jewish Book Festival, was invited to perform at two Annual Sistahood Slams as part of Women's month, was the second runner up for the title of Women of the World Vancouver champion, graced the Vancouver Poetry Slam semi-finals stage, and featured at the Vancouver Poetry Slam, The Vancouver Youth Poetry Slam, the Spillious Speak 'n Sing and the Maple Ridge poetry slam both individually and as part of the Vancouver Youth Poetry Slam Team, all before the age of 19.
Since turning 19, Sasha has become the slam champion of the first annual Vancouver Erotica Slam....and that's about all so far.
These four performers will probably never get a chance to share a stage together again.

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