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The Wise Hall & Lounge
1882 Adanac Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 2E2
A special invitational edition of the Vancouver Story Slam storytelling show just for Verses Festival of Words!
Ten storytellers share original short stories in a competition for cash and prizes. 50 audience members will receive voting ballots to select the night's winning storytellers.
Vancouver Story Slam is Canada's longest-running live monthly storytelling competition. New participants are always welcome; profits from the monthly show go to the VSS annual writing scholarship. Produced by Susan Cormier and hosted by Bryant Ross.
This show features a mix of Story Slam tellers from the past year, as well as storytellers who are new to the Story Slam stage.
In December, the 2017 Story Slam Championship Final sold out the 420-seat Rio, so get your tickets now!
Until April 10, you can pick up a pass for the entire ten days of the Verses festival (including the story slam show) for only $60.
Wednesday, April 25 at 6:45. Doors at 6 pm.
$10 in advance; $12 at the door.
(Please note that the time is more than an hour earlier than a regular Story Slam show.)
This is a 19+ event (no minors); there will be a cash bar on hand.
Story Slam will be followed by a late night Verses edition of another favourite community show, Mashed Poetics, from 9:30 — midnight.
This event is a scent-reduced space. To assist us in our goal of increased access, please be aware of our attempt to reduce the impact of personal scented products (perfumes, scented oils, etc) in our festival spaces.
Accessibility Info for Wise Hall:
You’ll note on arrival a set of 10 railed stairs leading into the Hall. The wheelchair accessible entrance is around back. For this event there will be someone posted at the back door throughout the event.
Once inside, you’ll find a spacious wood-floored hall, open concept, tables and chairs set up throughout. The stage (accessible only via stairs) is to your left, and the washrooms towards the back of the hall. The washrooms are currently gendered, but will be marked “gender neutral” for Verses. There are two sets of washrooms. The one to the right of the bar, currently marked “women”, is wheelchair accessible with no urinals and one additional stall. The one to the left of the bar is currently marked “men” is on the same level and is now wheelchair accessible, with 2 urinals and one wheelchair access stall and one non-wheelchair access stall. The door has been adjusted to more easily fit wheelchair/scooter users. Overall the space is great.
Read the Radical Accessibility Mapping Project’s WISE Hall overview(https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-uIAp3FLiljaJuvL9JcFD83fvKD5QP5299hXov2jqwk/edit?hl=en_US) for complete audit: docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AkEveutSlMoVdDZ1emM3VEdJX0ltZzRDaW5zOF85aEE&authkey=CInql7MB&hl=en_US&authkey=CInql7MB#gid=0