Vancouver poetry house presents feature poet, Sara Brickman. Sara Brickman is an author, performer, and activist from Ann Arbor, MI. A 2015 Lambda Literary Emerging Writer Fellow, and the 2014 Ken Warfel Fellow for Poetry in Community, Sara was named the winner of the Split This Rock Poetry Contest by Natalie Diaz. She is the recipient of a grant from 4Culture, and has attended Bread Loaf and the TILL Writers Convergence. Sara’s work has been published or is forthcoming in Muzzle, Bestiary, Hoarse, The New, Courage: Daring Poems for Gutsy Girls, and more. A teacher with Writers in the Schools and the 2013 Rain City Women of the World Slam Champion, Sara has performed her work at venues across North America. In 2010 she founded a multimedia reading series in her living room called The Hootenanny, to showcase groundbreaking writers and performers. She lives and writes in Seattle, WA.
There will be an open mic and three-round poetry slam: 2 min, 1 minute and 4 minute rounds where poets accumulate points to qualify for the Vancouver Individual Poetry Slam championships.
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.