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The Wise Hall & Lounge
1882 Adanac Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 2E2
2018 Van SlamTeam Finals is part of Verses Festival of Words again! #VSFestival18
Celebrate the 22nd annual Van Slam Finals Night with visiting feature Christopher Michael. Vancouver’s top nine slam poets of the season compete for a spot on this year’s team to represent Van Slam at major tournaments and festivals across North America. Poets gain points by ranking in the top four at Van Slam throughout the year to qualify for this playoff event.
«Christopher Michael has been rocking Texas mics for almost 20 years. Currently the president of Poetry Slam Inc., Texas poet laureate nominee, National Poetry Slam finalist, he has shared stages with Angie Stone and Eric Benet. He is the founder of 310 Brown Street publishing, author and Slam Master for Austin Neo Soul. You can check out his work at [email protected]
, Amazon Books, and his new audio project “Nuclear Orange” on all digital outlets. @mrmichael310»
Doors at 7; Slam at 8.
Competing Poets TBA
This event is a scent-reduced space. To assist in our goal of increasing accessibility to Verses events, please do your best to be aware of this and join us in reducing the impact of personal scented products (such as perfumes, scented oils, etc.) in our festival spaces.
Accessibility Info for Wise Hall:
You’ll note on arrival a set of railed stairs leading into the Hall. The wheelchair accessible entrance is around back. For this event there will be someone posted at the door throughout the event and/or a bell system will be rigged up to ensure no one has to wait out there to be let in.
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 sometimes will be marked “gender neutral”. There are two sets of washrooms. 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 one to the right of the bar, currently marked “women”, is wheelchair accessible with no urinals and one additional stall.
*update as of June 2013
Read the Radical Accessibility Mapping Project’s WISE Hall overview or complete audit.
2013: please note that a new, wheelchair accessible «men’s» bathroom has been created. The finishing touches are still being added, and the door has been adjusted to more easily fit wheelchair/scooter users, but overall the space is great.