Andy Warner

@AndrewWarnerPoetry is a genderqueer writer, performer, and stand-up poet who loves to let you know how weird you really are. Andy grew up as a settler on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. She identifies as trans and non-binary, using she/her/hers, he/him/his, and they/them/their pronouns. Andy’s experience in the poetry slam community spans eight+ years and includes a provincial title as individual champion at Hullabaloo (2014), a national team win at YouthCanSlam (2014), and a national team silver at Voices of Today (2017). Shortly after, they began touring with a queer performance collective called the Tiny Tricycle Poets, made up of three best friends who first met at festivals like Hullabaloo. Together they travelled across what is colonially known as North America, performing in pride events and cultural spaces. Andy’s recent highlights include being named the 2018 Emerging Artist Award winner from the Fund for the Arts on the North Shore, opening for Shane Koyczan at the Vogue Theatre in 2019, and virtually hosting BC Culture Days’ 2020 Opening Celebration. These days Andrew is creating poetry, amateur drag, and releasing all-new online content for 2021