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Vancouver Story Slam Invitational At The Wise Hall April 25th With Our Writer Al Tee

16 Apr


FestivalOfWordsVancouver Story Slam is Canada’s longest-running live monthly storytelling competition. On April 25th, you are invited to a special invitational edition of Vancouver Story Slam as part of Verses Festival of Words happening April 18th to 29th.  The Vancouver Story Slam Invitational takes place at the Wise Hall. It features ten storytellers including our contributing writer Al Tee who will be taking the stage to share original short stories for cash and prizes. 50 audience members will receive voting ballots to select the night’s winning storytellers.  In December, the 2017 Story Slam Championship Final sold out the 420-seat Rio, so you may wish to get your tickets sooner vs. later.  You can find them at Brown Paper Tickets. Doors open at 6:00 pm and the event gets under way at 6:45 pm. Advance tickets are $10 or $12 at the door.   This is a 19+ event with no minors, cash bar will be available.

Al Tee
Alix Born
Crystal Smith
Dallas Yellowfly
Don Simpson
Emily Kelsall
Jaz Scuff
Nyla Carpentier
TJ Dawe

Vancouver Story Slam is produced by Susan Cormier and hosted by Bryant Ross.

Shut The Front Door! Blurs The Lines At Astorino’s April 6th

2 Apr


I tell you that Sara Bynoe (pictured far right) really gets around. Word master that she is I’m sure she won’t mind a little play on words. I am of course talking about her many appearances about town whether it’s her Say Wha? events or her latest endeavor, being part of the line up at Shut The Front Door!   This show is a mix of spoken word and comedians blurring the lines between stand up and spoken word.   The event will be hosted by Brendan McLeod featuring some local talent including Graham Clark, Cheryl Maddaena, Sara Bynoe, Fernando Raguero and Al Mader aka “The Minimalist Jug Band”.   The event takes place at Astorino’s Hall, 1739 Venables Street this Sunday, April 6th and gets under way at 1:00 pm. Tickets are $10 in advance via PayPal or $12 at the door. Note cash sales only at the door.  Shut The Front Door! Is part of the Verses Festival of Words taking place between April 5th and 12th in and around East Vancouver. For a full line up of events, check out Verses Festival of Words 2014.

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