The Vancouver Poetry Slam presents feature poet, Vanessa McGowan.
Vanessa McGowan is a queer spoken word artist & singer/songwriter living with Cerebral Palsy. McGowan’s EP “Alive” was released by Factory Fast Records, NYC & her work can be heard as the only poetry, on musical compilations “Americana Retrofit” and “Smoking Gun” She opened for Buddy Wakefield during his 2014/15 world tour, was the highest ranking Canadian poet to perform in the Finals at The Capturing Fire Slam 2015 in Washington, DC. She has featured at venues across North America and is currently recording her first full length album. Publications include Divine Cockeyed Genius (bojit Press, 2012). McGowan is a proud co-founder of WordSpell, a female and gender non binary spoken word series in Toronto where she resides.
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.