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Canadian Individual Poetry Slam Finals Night

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Canadian Individual Poetry Slam Finals Night 2018 

The top 12 poets from prelims advance to this bout. Who will claim the title of 2018 Canadian Individual Poetry Slam (CIPS) Champion? This closing match includes a feature presentation by last year's champion Ifrah Hussein.

Poets in the Finals will be performing three-minute poems. The first round will consist of twelve poets. The top seven highest-scoring poets will move on to the second round. Then, the top four highest-scoring poets from the second round move on to the third (and final) round. The highest-scoring poet in the third round becomes the 2017 Canadian Individual Poetry Slam Champion. It is a blank slate each round, not cumulative score. The order in each round is determined by random draw.

The Annex may be completely sold out for this event. Buy your tickets early if you want to see this showcase of the very best poetry slammers from across Canada. Or get a festival pass and assure your seat. 

Canadian Individual Poetry Slam is produced in association with Spoken Word Canada, the official governing body of poetry slam in Canada. The past four winners of this event have gone on to represent English-Speaking Canada at the World Cup of Poetry in Paris.

Tickets From $20
Date Apr 28
Start time 8:00pm
Doors Open 7:00pm

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ANNEX

Adjacent to the Orpheum, the appropriately named Annex is a spunky, cabaret-style venue equally suited for dance and musical performances as receptions and rehearsals. The space is easily converted from flat-floor to a tiered theatre space with 193 seats and is expertly equipped to accommodate a range of sound and light options.

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