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February 19 @ 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Come join us for another night of slam poetry! 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, shor starts at 8:00!

Agartu Ali served as the former youth poet laureate for the city of Victoria. Serving as a champion for youth and the literary arts, Victoria’s Youth Poet Laureate seeks to inspire and engage local youth to share their stories through both the written and spoken word.

For as long as she can remember, poetry has moved her emotionally and motivated her to be an advocate for change in her community. Ali volunteers at numerous local elementary schools and community organizations and often uses poetry as a vehicle to connect with her community. These days Agartu focuses her work on ways that can represent her identity as a black woman and the immigrant experience.

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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