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May 29, 2023 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Join us for our open mic night in memorial of Devon Goodman. This event will feature up and coming poet, Shauntelle, and Jeremy Loveday.

Devon Goodman was a lifelong poet, who found his truest inspiration in the Vancouver Slam Poetry community in 2007. Devon started the Maple Ridge Poetry Slam while still in high school, inspired by poets he saw gracing the Vancouver stage at the time. He was a gregarious member of the local recovery community, and in his memory, his family would like to offer support to gay youth struggling with addiction. He passed in November of 2021, and we honour his memory and his works in this event

A bit about Shauntelle:My name is Shauntelle/Huupquestaah/TSAYŁE I am a 20 year old who got into poetry 5 years ago Pronouns are She/Her. I come from Hesquiaht and Songhees. I am a soccer player and basketball player who enjoys poetry. I moved over here about 2 years ago now to go to school and graduated the spa esthetics program at Blanche Macdonald in January 2022. I’ve gone to CFWS with the Vic slam team and placed 8th in nationals back in 2019. I also have two poems in the Aboriginal Voices 2 book. My poetry Instagram account is Shauntelle_poetry.

A bit about Jeremy: Jeremy Loveday is a poet, arts educator, and community builder from Victoria, BC, on the territory of the lәk’wәŋәn People. He founded and served as the longtime artistic director of the Victorious Voices youth poetry festival. Jeremy’s dynamic performances earned him the title of Victoria Poetry Slam Grand Champion three times. In 2020, he was honoured with the Zaccheus Jackson Nyce Memorial Award. His work has been published in reputable platforms such as Huffington Post, CV 2, Funicular Magazine, National Observer, CBC, Claudia, and Best Canadian Poetry 2023. Jeremy eagerly anticipates the release of his first full-length book of poems, forthcoming from Write Bloody North.

This is a hybrid event! Join us in person at Community Taps + Pizza (1191 Commercial Dr.) or online via zoom. Join us for our open mic night.

Sign up to read starts at 7:30 both in person and online. See you there!


Venue Accessibility

Masking Policy: Masks are strongly encouraged, but the venue is a restaurant and members of the audience will be maskless.

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. Van Slam is committed to engaging in the internal and external work of reconciliation.


May 29, 2023
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


community pizza
1191 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5N 4A8
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