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January 15 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 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 Community Pizza, 1191 Commercial Dr, or to the Van Slam zoom space.

Franz Seachel is a South-Asian settler residing on unceded Coast-Salish lands of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and  šxʷməθkʷəy̓əmaɁɬ təməxʷ (Musqueam) nations. She’s a multidisciplinary artist, organizer, and workshop facilitator. Franz has a B.A. in Creative Writing from Kwantlen Polytechnic University. She is the Founder/ Executive Director of Enable: Arts Society, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting community-based and collaborative art projects by emerging and/or marginalized voices. Their work has been featured at Word Vancouver, Voices of Today in Toronto, Vancouver Poetry Slam, Richmond World Festival, Victoria Poetry Project, and Surrey Muses, amongst others. Franz is a creator of space. They believe in the connection of art. She believes art makes living bearable and does her best to put more colour into the world. She means this both in the sense of brightening up the mundane with creation, as well as in her mission to uplift the truths of marginalized bodies. She teaches writing workshops on embodying the writing practice by combining her knowledge as a Yoga teacher to focus on the practice of creative play. Franz hopes you dream often, and breathe deeply; she hopes you find reasons to stay. You can follow her on Instagram, @franz_seachel.

Sign up to read starts at 7:30 both in person and online. See you there!

Venue Accessibility

M asking 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.


Community Taps & Pizza
1191 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5L 3X3 Canada
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604 251-4200
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