The staff and board of Vancouver Poetry House invite you to the Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) on August 12, 2018 to elect a new board, subsequent to the 2018 Annual General Meeting (AGM). Come to vote, to run for the board, to support and grow our poetry community. To run … Continued
Board Member Job Description The hourly commitment as a board member can range from 5 to 15 hours per month Read all the Vancouver Poetry House constitution, by-laws and policies in the New Board Member Welcome Package. Attend board meetings. Any board member who misses 3 or more … Continued
Hello, In effort to ensure compliance with our by-laws the VPH by-laws were posted as a blog post. Unfortunately the document posted did not include the amendments ratified at the 2017 AGM, and a subject of discussion at the 2018 AGM when the minutes were reviewed. In order to allow … Continued
The Vancouver Poetry House 2018 AGM was held at The Lore Krill Co-op, on July 15th. Here is an update for the community regarding the events and outcomes of that meeting. It was announced early in the meeting that there would not be any current board members running for re-election … Continued
This is a temporary posting until it can be added back onto the proper webpage. Thank you for you patience while we continue to update our website. VPH Mission Statement – Constitution – By-Law Oct 2017
Vancouver Poetry House Notice for Board Nominations Election for board members will be at the Annual General Meeting on July 15th. Those wishing to be on the ballot must submit their names by 12pm on July 9th. Names to be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “VPH board … Continued
YOUTH SLAM COORDINATOR ORGANIZATION: Vancouver Poetry House DEADLINE: June 18, 2018 WEBSITE: www.vancouverpoetryhouse.com REMUNERATION: $1200/year JOB DESCRIPTION: Part-time position managing/hosting the monthly Vancouver Youth Poetry Slam. WORK: The Youth Slam Coordinator is responsible for the running and maintaining … Continued
The staff and board of Vancouver Poetry House invite you to the 2018 annual general meeting. The AGM agenda will include a review of the 2017 financial statement, program activities, and board nominations. In order to have voting privilege you must be a VPH member for at least 30 days … Continued
Last Call for All Artists Aged 18 to 24!! Applications for Word Camp 2018 officially closed last night – but we’re so excited about this program we’ve decided to keep applications open for another two days! Word Camp applications now close at midnight on WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6TH! Don’t wait: APPLY TODAY! Is … Continued
Are you 18 to 24? A poet? storyteller? songwriter? Apply for Word Camp!! Word Camp applications close at midnight on MONDAY, JUNE 4TH! Don’t wait: APPLY TODAY! Is this the first time you’ve heard of Word Camp? Well, here’s a bit of info for you: Word Camp: Youth Slam Intensive is … Continued
WORDPLAY POETS COORDINATOR ORGANIZATION: Vancouver Poetry House DEADLINE: June 8, 2018 WEBSITE: www.vancouverpoetryhouse.com REMUNERATION: $3000/year JOB DESCRIPTION: Part-time position coordinating poetry in schools program. WordPlay poets stage spoken word performances, host events, make keynote speeches, and conduct workshops in dozens … Continued
Have you found yourself looking at the lineup for Word Camp and feeling sad about being just little too old to apply? Well, you’re in luck! Word Camp applications closed on Saturday evening. Unfortunately we didn’t receive enough applicants to run our program as planned. So we’ve decided upon a change … Continued
There’s only 2 days remaining to submit your applications for Word Camp: Youth Slam Intensive! Applications for Word Camp are open to BC-based artists between the ages of 15 and 19. Applications close this Saturday, May 19th, at 11:59 PM! So don’t delay: APPLY NOW! Is this the first time you’ve heard … Continued
Dear Van Slam Family, On behalf of Vancouver Poetry House, the umbrella organization that facilitates The Vancouver Poetry Slam, The Vancouver Youth Poetry Slam, Hullabaloo, Wordplay, Word Camp and Verses, please consider this the formal announcement for the next Van Slam Family meeting on Sunday May 27th 2018 at 2PM … Continued
Vancouver Poetry House has a new coat of paint and has done some remodeling after our 2017 Annual General Meeting. As of July 2017, Fernando Raguero is the new VPH President taking over for interim President, Megan Hooge. Fernando is well recognized in the community as a published poet, … Continued
The staff and board of the Vancouver Poetry House invite you to the 2017 annual general meeting. The AGM agenda will include a review of the 2016 financial statements and program activities, board nominations, and the passing of a special resolution to change some of our bylaws in light of … Continued
Teams Registration, All Star Slam tickets, Available Now Are your students ready to slam? Do you know some young poets looking for a space to spit some verse? Hullabaloo is the place for them. Once again, Hullabaloo returns to the Vancouver Public Library’s Central Branch, from Thursday, April 20th to … Continued
Venue Rep Registration opens February 1, 2017, at NOON, and we can’t wait to find out who you’re sending to Vancouver to win the title of Canadian Individual Poetry Slam champion!! If you are the host, or Slam Master of a Canadian poetry slam and are on the list of … Continued
In her time as the executive director for VPH, Erin Kirsh has been instrumental to the growth of the organization and its programs. She has taken huge leaps to make VPH a more sustainable organization after guiding us through a difficult year. The Board is sad to see Erin leave VPH, but we wish her … Continued
Come one, come all to Vancouver Poetry House’s general meeting. We will review 2015, providing information about all four VPH programs as well as our recently completed financial statements. When: Saturday, May 21st, 1-2:30 PM Where: Ocean and Crow Yoga Studio (1707 Grant Street) There will also be elections for … Continued
Welcome to the March edition of Vancouver Poetry House Staff Picks! This month we are treated to the Top 3 poetic choices of the wonderful Dana Kagis! Dana is a long standing volunteer for Vancouver Poetry Slam, Vancouver Youth Poetry Slam, Verses Festival of Words, and Hullabaloo. She is the … Continued
Welcome to the February 1st Van Slam Staff Picks! Here we have the Top 3 poems to rock the Van Slam stage as selected by Simon Massey! Simon Massey has been a volunteer extraordinaire at Vancouver Poetry Slam, Verses Festival of Words, Hullabaloo, and the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word … Continued
This year we were interested in how poets engage with their mediums. How is the message different when it’s presented visually or aurally? How is the experience of reading changed when we take in poetry in the same spaces where we follow Marnie the Dog or news about Kim Kardashian? In a time when our connections and communications with each other are increasingly disembodied, how can we read our bodies into these texts again?
On November 15th VPH and the Vancouver Slam Family held elections for the upcoming Slam Master role. Matt J. Loeb and Jillian Christmas put their names into the running and a robust and diverse showing of the VanSlam family came out to vote. After a vote between these two fabulous … Continued
Duncan Shields, the current Slam Master, has been a long-serving fantastic program director who has brought success and stability to Vancouver Poetry Slam. After many years in this position, Duncan is stepping down. We are incredibly sad to see him leave and are seeking a new, talented slam master to … Continued
Please welcome Vancouver Poetry House’s new Executive Director: Erin Kirsh! Erin has been a member of the poetry community as a poet, slam team member, and Wordplay workshop facilitator for several years now, and she deeply understands the importance of this community to its members. Her skills in communication, writing, … Continued
Chris Gilpin, our current Executive Director, has been integral to the growth of VPH over the past seven years that he has served as a staff member and we are very sorry to see him go. Chris leaves VPH in the best position it has ever experienced as an organization, … Continued
Come one, come all to Vancouver Poetry House’s general meeting. We will review 2014, providing information about all four VPH programs as well as our recently completed financial statements.
Our five judges scored the CanLip Finalists. We revealed the results on twitter. Here’s how it went down.
The first phase of CanLip: The Great Canadian YouTube Poetry Contest has wrapped up. Over 3300 votes were cast for 38 different poetry videos
You have an extra two weeks to join Canada’s first-ever poetry video party. Okay, yes, it’s a contest too, but what better way could there be to show hundreds of people your poetry?
While there have been many lists made of 2014’s notable poetry books, what has been most notable is a lack of focus on the poems themselves. If you set aside the reputations and the awards, which poems threaten to become unforgettable?
This list is one answer to that question, roaming through many kinds of poetry from lyric to conceptual, literary to spoken word, structured metre to sound poetry. It is, however, by no means definitive nor comprehensive. It’s simply the poems that – in our utterly subjective judgment – are the most likely to be discussed for years to come.
This may be the best news we’ve heard all year! Congratulations and thanks go to Ikenna “OpenSecret” Onyegbula, who finished first at the Coupe de Monde de Poésie in Paris, France. Onyegbula became the Canadian representative by winning the 2013 Canadian Individual Poetry Slam at the Verses Festival of Words … Continued
It’s time to review all that VPH has done in 2013 and look forward to some of our plans for the future. This meeting is an ideal opportunity for members of the community to meet the VPH board, program directors, and find out more about how VPH operates. We’ll discuss … Continued
This exciting event is happening in our city! This FRIDAY November 22nd, the city will announce the winner of the 2013 City of Vancouver Book Award. Best of all, there are 3 books of poetry on the short-list, including Ink on Paper by Brad Cran, The Ballad of Mrs. Smith … Continued