Vancouver poetry house presents feature poet, Chris Gilpin.
Chris has performed at many literary and music festivals, including Calgary Spoken Word Festival, Victoria Spoken Word Festival, Kispiox Music Festival, v125 Poetry Conference, and Edmonton Poetry Festival. At the 2012 Vancouver International Poetry Festival, Chris won both the Nerd Slam and Erotica Slam. He is a two-time member of the Vancouver Poetry Slam Team (2008 & 2009), sole survivor of Vancouver’s 2008 Haiku Death Match, finalist in the 2010 Write Bloody Press manuscript competition, winner of Vancouver’s 2009 CBC Poetry Face-off, and the 2011 Vancouver Individual Poetry Slam champion.
His literary work has been published in Geist, PRISM international, Arc Poetry Magazine, CV2, Poetry is Dead, Vancouver Review, and The Canadian Review of Literature in Performance.
“Chris writes great stuff, none of it easy or sentimental, all of it unique and thought provoking. Plus, he’s a killer performer.” – Brendan McLeod
As always, there will be an open mic and two-round poetry slam, (3 min) where poets accumulate points to qualify for the Van Slam team.” in the existing September events and then the rest of them going forward until April. Thank you.
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.