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
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.