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Artists in the Press

Local student makes finals in national slam poetry competition, giving voice to social change, Elisa Nguyen, Fort Frances Times, May 10, 2023

Desirée Dawson makes music to connect by, Steve Newton, Georgia Straight, April 13, 2022

Glam metal of the ’80s meets poetry at Mashed Poetics: Hairway to Heaven, Emily Lyth, Stir Magazine, April 18, 2022

Artists turn threatening emails into comic book content – Vancouver Sun, April 25, 2019

At Verses Festival of Words, artist and trans activist Vivek Shraya ponders online threats, Georgia Straight, April 25, 2019

Spoken Word and Working Artists: Hannah Macready Interviews Johnny MacRae, PRISM Magazine, April 25, 2019

Five reasons to check out this year’s Verses Festival of Words – Vancouver Sun, April 16, 2018

The Georgia Straight proudly sponsors Verses Festival of Words – The Georgia Straight, April 18, 2018

Verses Festival Recap: Vancouver Story Slam – SAD, May 2, 2018

Verses Festival of Words 2018 – Read Local BC April 19, 2018-April 29, 2018

Buffy Sainte-Marie among the performers at this year’s Verses Festival of Words – Inside Vancouver, March 27, 2018

7 things to do in Vancouver today – Daily Hive, Wednesday, April 25, 2018

American sign language on stage – The Source, April 28, 2015

Sheri-D Wilson takes back the mic at Verses fest – Van Courier, April 28, 2015

So, what is Real Vancouver exactly? – PeaceArch News, April 15, 2015

The Arts Show – Denice Froman, Sister Outsider – CITR, April 23, 2015

Twenty questions with Jillian Christmas – Vancouver Presents, April 24, 2015

Verses Festival of Words 2014 – SadMag, April 26, 2015

At the Verses Festival of Words, Tomboy Survival Guide pushes gender norms – The Georgia Straight, April 22, 2015

Verses Festival Bringing Poetry into the Community – The Province, April 21, 2015

2015 Verses Festival Celebrates the Art of Spoken Word – Inside Vancouver, April 20, 2015

Barbara Adler on The Arts Show – CFSF, April 16, 2015

Tomboy band among LGBT highlights at Verses Festival of Words – The Georgia Straight, April 13, 2015

Jillian Christmas interviewed by Sean Cranbury – Books on the Radio, April 11, 2015

Feast Your Ears! – The Curve, April 12, 2015

Verses Festival presents diverse poets from across North America – The Peak, Apr 7, 2015

London slam poet wins chance for national honours – London Community News, Feb 25, 2015

Jillian Christmas on her beginnings in poetry, Verses Festival and YouTube – North by Northwest CBC (Listen for Jillian at the midway point) April 5, 2014

Chris Gilpin speaks with Sean Cranbury – Books on the Radio April 3, 2014

Read all over – Chris Gilpin – Vancouver is Awesome April 2, 2014

Jillian Christmas on Smitten by the Written – CJSF 90.1FM April 2, 2014

Verses Festival of Words gets Textually Active – Discorder Magazine March 28, 2014

Amber Dawn on How Poetry Saved My Life for SadMag (February 2014) and The Arts Report CiTR (May 2013).

Vancouver Noteables – Jillian Christmas – SadMag, October 23, 2013