Monthly Archives: March 2014

Timeline to CYHMN?, Reminder, and Schools

Not much time left to prep for the first annual Calgary city high school poetry SLAM!, Can You Hear Me Now? 2014! Where has the time gone?

If you’ve registered (and paid your fees) – that’s the reminder – here is a suggested schedule for preparing your team (and yourself) so that they (and you) are ready for May 10.

Week of March 17 – group up and start working on concepts and key lines for group poems; keep working to refine individual poems

Week of March 24 – Spring Break – hopefully they will write some stuff while forgetting everything they’ve learned in the first two months of the semester

Week of March 31 – refine all group pieces; finalize individual pieces

Week of April 7 – choose the best poems and performers; choose best group poems; edit poems; start working on performances

Week of April 14 – edit poems and refine performances; complete final edits of poems in prep for memorization; attend CYHMN? organizational meeting (time and location TBA); submit manuscript of poems and section cover page design for publication (deadline and details to be communicated shortly)

Week of April 21 – memorize poems and refine performances

Week of April 28 – memorize poems and refine performances

Week of May 5 – memorize poems and perfect performances (with alliteration! everyone loves alliteration!)

May 10 – SLAM! Can You Hear Me Now? is today!

Week of May 12 – relax in the knowledge of a job well done and in the afterglow of participating in the first ever Calgary city high school poetry SLAM!; and start prepping for next year, which will be even bigger and better than this year! 🙂

Participating Schools:

St. Anne’s, Bishop Grandin, Bowness, Robert Thirsk, Father Lacombe, Centennial, and Lord Beaverbrook