We’re back for another workshop and poetry slam at the downtown branch of the Vancouver Public Library. We’ll have an open slam for poets 13-19 years of age along with an open mic for poems written in the workshop.
We’re living up to our name. It seems we were TOO LOUD for the library at our last slam so now we are moving on up to Level 7 Boardroom. Take the elevator all the way to the 7th floor, turn right and the room is right through the big wooden doors.
Please bring writing utensils and something to write on.
THIS IS A FREE EVENT!! And it’s an excellent opportunity for those poets in the Youth Slam playoffs to work on their FINALS poems.
The workshop starts at 5:30 pm. The Slam starts at 7 pm.
We are incredibly luck to have as our feature and workshop facilitator, OSTwelve aka 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.
I have a girlfriend with a cat named Salem and I also have a dog named Bonnie. I am super stoked to be hanging out and sharing some discussion about poetry and showing you some of my work.
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.”
THIS IS A FREE EVENT!