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Tuesday, May 01, 2007

WordStorm Rocks!

WHERE? ACME FOOD COMPANY in the Bombay Lounge, 114 Commercial St.
WHEN? The LAST THURSDAY of every month except July, August & December
WHAT? An electric evening of spoken word
WHY? To ENTERTAIN, INSPIRE & to have FUN!
COST? $3.00 (See Reservation information below)
CONTACT: David Fraser at: ascentaspirations@shaw.ca or
Cindy Shantz at: cindyshantz@shaw.ca
WEBSITE: www.ascentaspirations.ca/WordStorm.htm

WordStorm is raging in Nanaimo! Since WordStorm’s premiere in January, all types of spoken word artists including poets, story-tellers, song-writers and dramatists have performed on our stage to sold-out audiences—in fact we have had to turn away people at the door. That’s why we have a reservation system which is described at the end of this blurb.
WordStorm has two components: a prearranged reading series, and an exciting open mike competition evaluated by three astute judges picked at random from our audience. All judges are issued their proper regalia of bunny ears, or a pilot’s helmet and goggles, or a purple wig and glasses, depending on the component they are judging. (Entertainment/Inspiration; Delivery; Quality/Imagery)
Open mike material must be the reader's own work and be read without props or instruments. Sign-up begins at 6:30 PM on the night of WordStorm.
Admission to WordStorm is $3.00 and the bulk of the money collected will go to prize winners with a small amount set aside for administration.
The Bombay Lounge has a capacity of about 45 people. You can take your chances at the door or avoid disappointment by reserving ahead through the PayPal link on the Website. All reservations must be picked up before 6:30 or they will become void, and spaces will be given out on a first come, first served basis. Sorry—no refunds. You can reserve for future events at the reservation table on any night of WordStorm by giving our Meeter/Greeter your name and contact number and your $3.00 admission fee.
Come out to listen and be entertained, or sign up to be part of the entertainment. Everyone is welcome!

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The crew and audience of Wordstorm were quite enthusiastic, and very welcoming to a new face amongst them. The crowd is diverse and this is reflected in the work one hears there. Yes, it costs $3 to get in, but some of this money is distributed for prizes for the open-mic readers. (!!) Very enjoyable, very well put together; nice to have a monthly venue for writers here in Nanaimo. I will definitely become a regular at Wordstorm.

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Anonymous Donna Allard said...

It's wonderful to have such a successful event. I wish I lived closer to participate and I may within the next two years. My husband and I are preparing to move BC, so keep an opening for me will yaaa....

Thank you for keeping Canadian Poetry Alive!

Donna Allard
President, Canadian Poetry Association
www.canadianpoetryassoc.com

6:46 PM  

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