UFV poetry slam: Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know

The UFV Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know poetry slam goes down on Friday in the Chilliwack campus theatre lobby.

The new theme, which refers to Lady Caroline Lamb’s sentiments about Romantic Poet Lord Byron, replaces the Love Hurts theme of the past two events.

Poets register immediately prior to the performance and have three minutes to present an original poem. Judges are randomly selected from the audience. In round one, poets compete for applause. In round two, finalists present a second poem and compete for cash and prizes.

There are no props, musical instruments or fireworks. Love or angst poetry is suggested, but not mandatory. Poems can be about any topic.

Doors open and poets register in the theatre lobby at 7 p.m. The slamming starts at 7:30 p.m. The theatre department will open the bar and concession for drinks and light refreshments. For more information or to be part of the event, call 604-792-0025, local 2471.

The organizers offer two cash prizes for the top poets, as well as UFV theatre tickets and director’s festival passes, a UFV hoodie, Student Union Society T-shirts and more prizes. The event is organized by the UFV library, and the theatre and English departments.