Vancouver Poetry Slam’s new home is at Next Door part of Slice of Life Gallery, 1636 Venables. You can also perform or watch online!
Doors at 7, Show at 8
June 6th – Wordcraft Jon Hedderwick & Saleem Ansari
June 13th – Catherine Garrett
June 27th – Ronnie Dean Harris aka Ostwelve
For in-person tickets visit
For online tickets visit
The Vancouver Poetry Slam has been wowing audiences since 1996, making it the longest-running poetry slam in Canada. Van Slam events include a featured poet, a slam poetry competition and an open mic. Everyone is welcome!
Vancouver Poetry House events take place on the ancestral territories of the Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh First Nations, whose lands were never sold, ceded, or relinquished,—lands that were taken. Vancouver Poetry House supports the resurgence of Indigenous culture and the work of Indigenous poets.