Al Mader was a fantastic Edgar Allen Poe last year

Annual Dead Poet’s Slam tonight!

Come dressed as your favorite dead poet, author or literary figure.
(Or even come dressed as a favorite dead character from a poem or story.)
Reading in charactor is encouraged as it gets you a better chance at prizes!

“For what seems like the 343rd year the Vancouver Poetry Slam will be raising the dead and perhaps raising hell at the annual Dead Poets Slam. Your host will be the ghoulish Svelte Ms. Spelt. Bring a couple of poems and dress up in your pumpkin high heels to try and win the scary prizes. Cover is $5, doors at 8, show at 9. We’ll be going until the witching hour.”

(I’m going as a warmly dressed Sappho)

This will also be your last chance to purchase advance tickets to the Solomon Sparrow show (Mike McGee, Anis Mojgani, Buddy Wakefield, Dan Leaman and Derrick Brown) happening tomorrow night at the Cottage Bistro. $15 in advance. 7pm or 10pm. I don’t know which one Duncan and I are going to, but I’ll try to remember to ask.