The Vancouver Poetry Slam presents feature artist, Ronnie Dean Harris.
Ronnie Dean Harris aka Ostwelve is a multi-disciplined media artist based out of the Fraser Valley in what is known as British Columbia in occupied Coast Salish territories.
“I have been creating art and music for the last 18 years professionally. I got my start in the early Vancouver hip-hop scene and have continued to remain a professional creator since. I’ve acted in television shows, I’ve traveled to South Africa, France and Australia to share my music and now work in multimedia capacities collaborating everything from podcasts to stage productions.
I have been afforded the opportunity to work with some great artists in my midst and get to work with youth around the country. Most recently I have taken on a leadership role in the Vancouver Indigenous Media Arts Festival and am working now on a documentary project while writing and researching for another TV series.
Until then, you can hear some of my music and spoken word at my Soundcloud page www.soundcloud.com/ostwelve-productions
Get out and love someone.”
During the Winter Season (from September–March), the slam format consists of two rounds of 3-minute poems.
Cafe Deux Soleils and the Van Slam strive to be a trans friendly place and a hate speech free zone. Help us with that. We also acknowledge that this event takes place on unceded First Nations Territory.
Also, be kind to our VOLUNTEER door staff. They have to follow BC Liquor Board Rules and once we are sold out we can’t let anyone in unless someone leaves. You cannot save seats for people in line. Let them know if you are leaving. Also no ATM at the door, it’s cash ONLY.
Get there early if you want a seat or want to slam. Before 7pm.