Mad, bad and dangerous poetry slam Friday

The new theme for the UFV poetry slam is a reference to Lady Caroline Lamb’s sentiments about Romantic Poet Lord Byron, and replaces the Love Hurts theme from the past.
two events.

University of the Fraser Valley’s Library, Theatre and English

departments present the Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know poetry slam on

Friday, February 11 in the Chilliwack campus theatre lobby.

The new theme, which refers to Lady Caroline Lamb’s sentiments about

Romantic Poet Lord Byron, replaces the Love Hurts theme from the past

two events.

Just like last time, poets register just before the performance

and have three minutes to present an original poem. Judges are randomly selected from the audience. In round one, poets compete for applause. In round two, finalists present a second poem and compete for cash and prizes. There are no props, musical instruments or fireworks. Love or angst poetry is suggested but not mandatory. Poems can be about any topic.

Doors open and poets register in the theatre lobby at 7 p.m. The

slamming starts at 7:30 p.m. The theatre department will open the bar

and concession for drinks and light refreshments. For more information

or to be part of the fun, call 604-792-0025, local 2471.

We have two cash prizes for the top poets, as well as UFV theatre

tickets and Director’s Festival passes, a UFV hoodie, Student Union

Society t-shirts and more.