Vancouver poetry house presents feature poet Wonder Dave: smart, slightly salacious, and sometimes silly – his poetry has something for everyone. Wonder Dave takes the stage with an enthralling energy that will infect and engage any audience.
“Nerd sex doesn’t have to leave to pick things up, it comes ready and willing to get all POW CRASH BANG! It’s got golden lassos, utility belts and power rings. In nerd sex I’m a 15th level druid and I cast Char Monster on you.” – Nerd Sex
Wonder Dave is a writer and performer from Minneapolis, Minnesota now living in California. He has toured the country performing at poetry venues, schools, cabarets, science fiction conventions, burlesque shows, and bowling alleys. In 2007, Dave was the recipient of the Jerome Foundation’s Verve grant for spoken word artists. Dave has been a part of five National Slam teams, including a 2010 appearance on Group Piece Finals stage with the Minneapolis Slam Team, and a 2011 top-20, semi-finalist finish with the Berkeley California slam team. He is currently the host of Oakland’s Queer Burlesque show Seduction Feroce. Dave’s poetry has been published in the Legendary, Orange Room Review, Breadcrumb Scabs, Pedestal, Shit Creek Review and Assaracus Magazine as well as in anthologies by Write bloody and Lethe press.Stay updated and be entertained online atWonderDave.org youtube.com/teamwonderdave and @teamwonderdave on twitter, wonderdave.tumblr.com and wonderdave.wordpress.com!
As always, there will be an open mic and two-round poetry slam, (3 min) where poets accumulate points to qualify for the Van Slam team.
Cafe Deux Soleils and the Van Slam strive to be a trans friendly place and a hate speech free zone. Help us with that. We also acknowledge that this event takes place on unceded First Nations Territory.
Also, be kind to our VOLUNTEER door staff. They have to follow BC Liquor Board Rules and once we are sold out we can’t let anyone in unless someone leaves. You cannot save seats for people in line. Let them know if you are leaving. Also no ATM at the door, it’s cash ONLY.
Get there early if you want a seat or want to slam. Before 7pm.