february, 2023

23feb4:00 pm10:00 pmPERIODT: Black Queer Poetry Slam4:00 pm - 10:00 pm Event Type:Performing ArtsAdmission Type:Free


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Co-presented by Vancouver Winter Pride Festival and VMF Winter Arts.

Poetry and storytelling is a conduit for inter-generational healing, but inter-generational joy as well. In commemoration of Black History Month, we amplify, celebrate, and illuminate the unique intersections that Black-Indigi-Queer folks bring to community. Our legacies can never be erased as we bear witness to them together. Our Feature Poet and special guest for the evening will be none other than world reknown poet, the remarkable Stacyann Chin.

Poet, actor, and performing artist Staceyann Chin is the author of the new poetry collection Crossfire: A Litany For Survival, the critically acclaimed memoir The Other Side of Paradise, cowriter and original performer in the Tony Award–winning Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam on Broadway, and author of the one-woman shows Hands Afire, Unspeakable Things, Border/Clash, and MotherStruck. She has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show and 60 Minutes, and her poetry has been featured in the New York Times and the Washington Post. She proudly identifies as Caribbean, Black, Asian, lesbian, a woman, and a resident of New York City, as well as a Jamaican national.


(Thursday) 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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