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CARNEGIE’S 1ST POETRY SLAM for 10th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival 2013 in Vancouver on Nov 2 2013

Saturday November 2, 3pm – 5pm

Carnegie Community Centre Theatre, 401 Main
In celebration of the Carnegie newsletter and its long history of encouraging writers and poets in the Downtown Eastside, we present Carnegie’s 1st Poetry Slam! Have you slammed a poem before? You’ll have three minutes to say your poem. Memorize it, improvise it, rant or sing it out. Then five random audience members chosen to judge will give you a score. The rules have still to be decided, so be prepared for surprises. Featured host and MC is Zaccheus Jackson, a slam poet and full-blooded Blackfoot (Piikani). Zaccheus is a three-time Van Slam team member and two-time Vancouver Indie Champ: we’ve got one of the best to lead the afternoon. Be part of the audience – laugh, cheer, cry, clap – or step up and slam it, you know you want to! Free

This event was on  Day 11 of  the 12 Days of the Heart of the City Festival. Please check the website for more events!

The 10th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival
Wednesday October 23 to Sunday November 3, 2013

Over 80 events at over 25 venues throughout the Downtown Eastside


2013 hotcf guide

On page 9 of the Festival Program guide, there is a writeup on AHA MEDIA

The Festival is thrilled to partner with the DTES’s AHA Media to provide social media coverage (video/photos/blog) of the Heart of the City Festival. AHA Media gives voice to our local community and provides services for individuals and organizations to share their news and special events on a broader scale through social media. Founded in 2008 by local artists April Smith, Hendrik Beune, and Al Tkatch, AHA Media previously collaborated with Fearless City Media and has an ongoing working relationship with W2Community Media Arts and various other organizations and individuals in the DTES community. The members of AHA Media describe themselves as “definitely not mainstream media”. Based in Vancouver’s DTES, their style is described as non-invasive and unassuming.

Say Hello to AHA Media as they visit the Festival events. They will be happy to chat with you. Stay connected to the festival with AHA’s links – see photos/videos of the festival events you attended; take in a festival event you missed; or follow one festival event while you are attending another!

Follow AHA MEDIA on Twitter, Facebook,  Youtube and Flickr!

AHA MEDIA Twitter   @AHAMEDIA  @AprilFilms  

AHA MEDIA Facebook http://www.facebook.com/AHAMEDIA

AHA Media YouTube Channel http://www.youtube.com/AHAFilm

AHA Media Flickr Photos http://www.flickr.com/photos/AHAMEDIA/sets

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