East Van Poetry Salon

Founded in 2012, East Van Poetry Salon gathers writers, readers, and word enthusiasts to talk informally and quasi-academically about poetry. The series creates opportunities for critical reflection on how poems work, the history of poetic movements, current trends, and the publishers’ perspective. Each event is hosted by co-founders, Julie Peters (President of Vancouver Poetry House) and Chris Gilpin (Executive Director of Vancouver Poetry House). Previous guests featured at the East Van Poetry Salon include Ikenna ‘OpenSecret’ Onyegbula, Leah Horlick, Sean Cranbury, and Evelyn Lau.