This will be a last-chance slam featuring the 10 highest-scoring female-identifying poets who are competing for the wild card spot in the WOWPS Finals on Wednesday, January 14th, 2015.
The feature for the evening will be Vanessa McGowan.
Vanessa McGowan is a Toronto based Spoken Word Artist and Singer/Songwriter steeped in social justice, advocacy, counseling and workshop facilitation with 13 years experience in social services. She was the 2012 Grand Champion and 2013 member of Toronto’s Bill Brown 1 2 3 Poetry Slam team. She is one of the founders of “Wordspell” Toronto’s only on-going female spoken word series @ The Free Times Cafe. Her first chapbook “Divine Cockeyed Genius” was published by bojit Press in October 2012. Vanessa is proud to be alumna of the 2014 Spoken Word residency at The Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada.
“Raw power wrapped in polished performance; Vanessa caresses your heart and knocks you in the guts. Makes you feel and makes you feel like feeling.Confrontational, comforting – a consummate poet and performer” – Ian Hanna
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.