june, 2023

11jun1:00 pm3:00 pmVancouver City Poems Video Poetry Awards & Screening1:00 pm - 3:00 pm 1100 Chestnut Steet, Vancouver, BC V6J 3J9Event Type:Art EventAdmission Type:Free


Event Details

Celebrate poetry videos and video-poetry by coming out to the award ceremony and screening of imaginative and evocative poetry videos by the finalists and winners of the Vancouver City Poems Contest, an innovative collaboration between local poets and post-secondary student media artists!

Student teams from Simon Fraser University, Critical Indigenous Studies (UBC) and Emily Carr University of Art & Design created a compelling array of poetry videos based on notable poems about Vancouver’s diverse historical, cultural and ecological sites, including English Bay, Coal Harbour and the Komagata Maru memorial, Commercial Drive, Hogan’s Alley, Chinatown, Hastings Park,Vanier Park, former Musqueam village sites and more.

Vancouver Poet Laureate Fiona Tinwei Lam will be your host. Contest judge Heather Haley will comment on the prize-winning poetry videos prior to the screening.  Student media artists will be awarded their prizes.


(Sunday) 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Museum of Vancouver

1100 Chestnut Steet, Vancouver, BC V6J 3J9

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