The Vancouver poetry house presents feature poet, Robert Lashley.
A 2016 Jack Straw Fellow, Robert Lashley has had poems published in such Journals as Feminete, No Regrets, and Your Hands, Your Mouth. His work was also featured in Many Trails To The Summit, an anthology of Northwest form and Lyric poetry. He has featured at the Kerouac Institute for performing arts, Goddard, and Seattle Central College, read and was a guest lecture at The University of Washington-Tacoma and Western Washington university, and was in the IWPS page/stage panel and showcase in 2013. In May of 2014, he won the Cascadia Poetry Festival’s beer slam title, and in november he will be one of the storytellers in the Western Literary Festival. His full length book: The Homeboy Songs, was published by Small Doggies press in April 2014.
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. Before 7pm.