Eat your heart out Vancouver! On January 29, Johnny MacRae is all ours. The first slam of 2012 will feature two-time Vancouver Poetry Slam team member, the 2010 Vancouver Grand Slam Champion, a finalist at the inaugural Canadian Individual Poetry Slam Championship, and the first-ever winner of the Underground Individual Championship held in Toronto at the 2011 Canadian Festival of Spoken Word. For more about Johnny, read his bio further down in this post or visit www.johnnymacrae.com.
Official Slam & Open Mic feat. JOHNNY MACRAE
Doors at 7 // Show at 8
$7 general admission
$5 with student ID or QWF membership
No one turned away
Check out the Facebook event page
The slam will unfold in our standard and generally magical format. 12 slots will be available for slammers — want to secure yours in advance? Just post on the event wall and we’ll set one aside one for you! We will reserve a maximum of 6 slam spots in advance – but you can always show up on the night of the event (you must arrive by 7:30 p.m.), where we’ll conduct a draw to determine which of the interested poets will score the last six spots. Keep in mind that your spot is only reserved once someone from the Collective responds with a confirmation.
We’ll also have 4 open mic spots available for those who don’t want to slam (be brave, we will love you), with two spots prioritized for Francophone poets.
If you have a question, leave comment on our Facebook wall and a Collective member will respond. If you’re not a Facebooker, email email@example.com.
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR PERFORMERS >> ARRIVE BY 7:30 PM (SERIOUSLY)
In order to guarantee your open mic or slam spot, whether your signed-up in advance or want to participate in the draw on the night of the show, you MUST arrive at the venue by 7:30 p.m. (no exceptions).