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February 26 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Come join us for another night of slam poetry! This is your last chance to compete for a place in the CIPS Qualifier! As always, our event is in our hybrid live & online format. Bring yourselves and your words to Historic Joy Kogawa House at 1450 W 64th Ave, or to the Van Slam zoom space.

Doors and sign up for the open mic are at 7:30, show starts at 8:00!

Truth Is…

As a Black, Queer, mother, warrior,  poet, Truth Is … takes an unique approach to talking about the intricacies of life. Their intersectional approach allows for the audience to explore experiences, through an empathetic and compassionate lens, fostering empowerment, community, and resistance from shame.

Truth Is … has been on a dozen national slam teams since 2006. They are current co-artistic director of not-for-profit arts organization Guelph Spoken Word and has also been the past recipient of the 2018 National Poet of Honour distinction, the Min Sook Lee Labour Arts Awards and Guelph’s Top 40 under 40

Currently, Truth Is …  is set to debut their long awaited “A Portrait of Palinoia” project, a celebration of the beauty, distinctiveness and magic of Black women in 2023.

Venue Accessibility

Masking Policy: Masks are encouraged, but the venue is open to the public and members of the audience may be maskless.

VanSlam takes place on the Unceded, stolen Lands of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations and we wish to acknowledge & thank those people who have been stewards of this land since time immemorial. Van Slam is committed to engaging in the internal and external work of reconciliation.


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Historic Joy Kogawa House
1450 West 64th Avenue, Vancouver, Canada
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