The Vancouver Poetry House presents feature poet, Shayne avec i grec
shayne avec i grec has a proclivity for the absurd, promotes the opposite of beige, is one of 2 Dope Boys in a Cadillac and has been Poet Laureate of the Brandon Folk, Music and Art Festival in Manitoba since 2013. He has been a member of two Vic Slam Teams (2005 & 2013), been twice-nominated for M Awards as Victoria’s “Favourite Spoken Word Performer” and been touring throughout North America for over a decade.
Offstage, shayne is Publisher and co-founder of ORATOREALIS, a literary journal dedicated to Canadian spoken word + experiemental poetry, and Program Director for Raising Voices, putting poets in schools around Vancouver Island. He has lived the majority of his life in the Cascadia region and is currently making the Comox Valley home.
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.