Vancouver Poetry House: Slam and Open Mic feat. Rebecca Lea Thomas

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Vancouver Poetry House: Slam and Open Mic feat. Rebecca Lea Thomas

Van Slam is a space to come see a fantastic spoken word feature set & share your words on the open mic or slam competition!

By Vancouver Poetry House | Verses Festival of Words

When and where

Date and time

Mon, Mar 27, 2023 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM PDT



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About this event

  • 3 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

This is a hybrid event! Join us in person at Community Taps + Pizza (1191 Commercial Dr.) or online via zoom. Join us for our slam and open mic night, featuring Rebecca Lea Thomas!

A bit about them: Rebecca Thomas is an award winning Mi'kmaw poet and activist who does not want to be a poet or activist. She just happens to be good enough at poetry and persuasion to get people to listen but her ultimate goal is to make Canada a better place for her Indigenous community because so many people tend to forget they were here first. She has accidentally found herself as the former Poet Laureate of Halifax. She has performed with the Halluci Nation and has spoken and lectured at conferences and coffee houses from coast to coast. She writes kids books about growing up the child of a residential school survivor. Her first book I'm Finding My Talk has been shortlisted for the First Nations Community Reads Award. Her most recent collection of poetry called "I place you into the fire" was listed as one of CBC's top 20 books of 2020. Her book "Swift Fox All Along" was a finalist for the 2020 Governor General's Award for children's literature. She has an upcoming children's book called "The Chair" set for a 2024 publishing date. She pays her bills by helping students who are overwhelmed with life and studies as a Student Services Advisor at the Nova Scotia Community College.

Sign up for slam starts at 7:30 both in person and online. See you there!

Venue Accessibility

Masking Policy: Masks are strongly encouraged, but the venue is a restaurant and members of the audience will be maskless.

Van slam takes place on the Unceded, stolen Lands of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations and we wish to acknowledge & thank those people who have been stewards of this land since time immemorial. Van Slam is committed to engaging in the internal and external work of reconciliation.

About the organizer

more poetry, to more people, in more places