The Spirit of Canada: a spoken word contest

Celebrate Vancouver Island creativity for Canada’s birthday.

Original poetry, spoken word and song on subjects relating to Canadian culture, politics, landscape and humour.

First Prize for Poetry: Publication and $300.

Firat Prize for Songwriter/Spoken Word: Demo Pack

Deadline: May 31, 2011

Entry fee: $10.

Contest begins ~ June 8, Semi Final ~ June 22, Final ~ June 29.

Time ~ 7 – 9 p.m. Cost at the door ~ $5.00

All events will be held at The Well, 821 Fort Street, Victoria.

All three shows will be aired on Shaw Cable, the final aired on Canada Day.

Emcee: Maria Manna

Panel of Judges: Poet Laureate Linda Rogers

City Councillor Pam Madoff

VCA President Peter Such

Guest Judges: Editor-in-Chief of Monday Magazine, Grant McKenzie

Singer/Songwriter Rachelle Gislason

Singer/Songwriter April Gislason

Produced by The Well.

Info: tel: 250.590.4995

e-mail: info@thewellvictoria.com

web: www.thewellvictoria.com