The Vancouver Poetry Slam presents feature poet, Johnny Trinh.
Johnny D Trinh is an interdisciplinary and spoken word artist.”It takes a community to build an artist. In this form, and this scene- I found my voice.” So looking forward to his Van Slam Debut! Words full of love, sharp wit, and real questions- always looking for that #undeniable– let’s talk. Highlights: 2016 Regina Slam Champion, Finalist- CIPS 2016, Coach and member of Regina Word Up Slam Team, Finalist- Capturing Fire 2015 (Washington, DC). Feature performances: Canadian Festival of Spoken Word (2016, 2015), Capturing Fire (2016, 2015), Pride Toronto (2016), Toronto Poetry Slam, Tonight It’s Poetry (Saskatoon), Victoria Poetry Slam, Toronto Art Bar Poetry Series, Saskatchewan Festival of Words (2017,2016,2015). Training: Banff Centre for the Arts, MFA: Interdisciplinary Studies: Theatre & Creative Technology- University of Regina, Dell’Arte International School for Physical Theatre: Summer Intensive, Musical Theatre Performance: Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts, Hon. BA- Drama- University of Waterloo.
During the Winter Season (from September–March), the slam format consists of two rounds of 3-minute poems.
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.