The Vancouver poetry house presents feature poet, Mona Mousa.
Inspired by several Canadian and American slam poets, Mona found herself in an addictive relationship with the written and spoken word. At 17 she hit the stage for the first time at Toronto’s well-known annual Open Minds Respect events. 9 year later Mona has been on the road almost non stop, Having recently come off her 2015 Summer tour schedule to the southern US, and Hawaii.
Over the past 9 years Mona’s mission has been to work to empower young adults engaging them in discussion. The mission is about promoting real love, love as an action that we commit to unconditionally. This love is about safe spaces no matter your religion, social class, gender or sexual orientation. The mission is education & tolerance, no exceptions. It’s about a queer posi and body posi state of mind. The mission is mental health awareness, and letting people or yourself know that rescue is possible, that your story is important . It’s helping you turn your scars into stories.
In many reviews written about this young lady, one thing is quite evident, her charm and passion drive her and she is ready to take Canada by storm, as one of Manitoba’s most promising, up and coming performance poets.
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.
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