Van slam takes place on the Unceded, stolen Lands of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations and we wish to acknowledge & thank those people who have been stewards of this land since time immemorial.
Hey Vancouver poetry peeps! It’s time to meet up once more online! Bring your selves and your words to the Van Slam zoom space for a fun relaxed slam featuring the amazing, powerful and just generally awesome Dwennimmen aka Shima Robinson! (bio below)
Sign up will be Start at 7:00 and tix are found through the “go to link” button through eventbrite. Tix run from free to $10. If you don’t have the means please just come for free, if you can donate by purchasing a ticket it really helps us at Van Slam keep offering shows and hopefully moving back to full time to live/hybrid shows like the very successful Love Slam earlier this month. Hope you can drop in, I’d love to see y’all!
Shima Robinson aka Dwennimmen bio: Amiskwaciwâskahikan (Edmonton – Treaty 6) born poet and spoken word artist Shima Robinson embodies, with every poem, the ancient meaning of her chosen pen name. Dwennimmen is the name of an ancient African Adinkra symbol, which means strength, humility, learning and wisdom. It is no surprise, then, that this veteran of the Alberta poetry community uses a searing intellect and dynamic precision-of-language to create poetry which ushers her readers and listeners toward greater understanding and poignant reflection. For Dwennimmen, poetry has long been a compass, a salve, an anchor and guiding light. She uses the potential and force of poetry to uncover the full range of her cerebral, linguistic and spiritual fortitude. This is why her every poem and performance testifies to an emerging power and wisdom, an authentic, deeply human potency which she hopes to pass on to listeners and poetry-lovers around the world.