An epic night — when slam poets will have free rein of the stage — will be offered through Sound Off, a Youth Week event presented by the Township of Langley.
A poetry slam is a competition where poets can read and recite work and the performances are judged by selected members of the audience.
The feature performer who will start the night off is Deke Dobson, an author and slam poet who speaks from the heart, and uses his raw, gritty, honest, observational poetry to help break down social barriers.
His appearance will inspire and entertain the audience and gear them up for a fun night.
Sound Off will be held on Saturday, May 2, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at lelem arts and cultural café, 100-23285 Billy Brown Rd. in Fort Langley.
The cost to participate in the competition is $5 per person. The event is free to watch and local youth are encouraged to come out and support the performers.
“Poetry slams and the spoken word are art forms that bring words to life,” said Township of Langley arts and culture programmer, Maggie Lukban.
“This event will be energetic, interactive, and entertaining for the performers and for the audience.
The excitement of poetry slams is that anything can happen and having support from friends makes the event even more enjoyable.”
To register for Sound Off, visit RecExpress.ca, drop in to any Township community recreation facility, or call the Langley Centennial Museum at 604-532-3536.