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 Community Pizza, 1191 Commercial Dr, or to the Van Slam zoom space.
This event will include an open mic, as well as a feature set from poet Magpie Ulysses!
A bit about our featured artist:
Writer, Rabble Rouser, fancy talker; Magpie began performing poems at the age of 17 to save her life. She has performed across North America and is a veteran of the national poetry slam community in Canada where she was a member of two national champion Vancouver poetry slam teams. She was named a Poet of Honour at the Canadian festival Of Spoken Word in the Fall of 2012.
A bit of a witch, a nature freak and an activist at heart, Magpie is known for her visceral, often surrealist writings that extend from the everyday human experience into the depths of natural and inanimate worlds. Magpie has spent much of the past decade heavily involved in the arts while living in and around rural BC, Alberta & Southern Ontario. She has spent the past few years raising a new human and more than a decade caring for her grandmother through Alzheimer’s disease. Her latest work seeks questions surrounding genetic memory, placemaking, grief, aging, our place in the natural world, survival, and the imminent undoing of our species.
Tickets are available online, or at the door!
Sign up to read starts at 7:30 both in person and online. See you there!
Masking Policy: Masks are encouraged, but the venue is a restaurant and members of the audience will 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.