Vancouver Poetry House would like to extend our thanks to Johnny MacRae. 

Having successfully led and directed, Johnny is moving on to new projects.  

As the Artistic Director of the 2019 Verses Festival of Words Johnny, curated Canada’s largest alternative literary festival.  Over 10 days of Spoken Word, Storytelling and Music featuring Vivek Shraya, Regie Cabico, Christie Lee Charles, Ian Keteku & more!!  Which is all in the press release…

What isn’t is the tireless work Johnny has done for the organization over this last year.  He did an amazing job not only bringing together, on an extremely tight timeline, the amazing team that helped run and support the 2019 Festival, but he was also instrumental in the creation and implementation of less exciting and celebrated but no less important administrative things like policy, new procedures and creating job descriptions.  

And while the patrons of the Festival got to enjoy the amazing festival he put together this year, the organization and our community get to enjoy the lasting legacy of the work he has done in the background, building community and helping the board create lasting organization structure we will all benefit from in the coming years.  

While as an organization we will continue to work with him in the many other capacities in which he engages with both our programs and administration, for all he has done over the last we would like to say THANK YOU!.