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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Literary: Crackerjack Lipsmacker Youth Slam #43 with Justin McGrail

Time
Monday, July 25 · 8:00pm - 10:30pm

Location
Cafe Deux Soleils
2096 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, British Columbia
What kind of words does the summer bring? Tales of relaxation, summer school, love in the heart of it all? Or something completely different? Come find out what the youth are talking about at this month's Youth Poetry Slam. It's open to all poets 13-22 years of age.

This month we continue to feature poets from the 1996 Vancouver Poetry Slam Team...the team that started it all...Van Slam is 15 years old this year.

Our featured poet is Justin McGrail

• First forays into spoken word came through a series of house “Performance Parties” in Montreal (BYOA – bring your own art)

• Was considered too old (at 26) for the poetry stages of Lollapalooza, 1994

• Co-authored “Fluffy Pagan Echoes: Resistance is Reasonable”, a feature length spoken word performance for five voices, presented at the Montreal Fringe Festival, 1995

• Once landed a performance contract with Lancome Cosmetics for the promotion of Poeme, a perfume that launched in 1996. Along with recitations in the cosmetics section of Eaton’s in Vancouver, and other promo appearances, this contract called for extensive brooding and use of waist-coats and poetry-shirts

The Youth Poetry Slam and open mic is open to all poets 13-22 years of age. All styles of poetry are welcome.

Sign up begins at 7pm. Show starts at 8 o'clock.

$3 for 18 and under. $6 for everyone else.

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