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.
Donna-Michelle St. Bernard is a Canadian playwright, theatre director, emcee, and arts administrator. She is a three-time nominee for the Governor General’s Award for English-Language Drama receiving nods at the 2011 Governor General’s Awards for Gas Girls, at the 2016 Governor General’s Awards for A Man A Fish, and at the 2020 Governor General’s Awards for Sound of the Beast.
Gas Girls also won a Dora Mavor Moore Award in 2010 for Best New Play in the independent theatre division,as well as an Enbridge PlayRites Award from Alberta Theatre Projects, and the Herman Voaden Playwriting Competition .Her other plays have included Cake,The House You Build,and Salome’s Clothes.
Originally from the Grenadines St. Bernard resides in Hamilton, OntarioShe teaches at the National Theatre School,and is currently the Artistic Director of New Harlem Productions, which is an intercultural, interdisciplinary organization creating work that advances the craft, elevates allies, and engages with communities, employing practices “based on principles of humanity, joyfulness and solidarity.”
Sign up to read starts at 7:30 both in person and online. See you there!
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.