Poetry and spoken word sessions open to people of all abilities
About this event
ON THE 1ST AND 3RD SATURDAY OF THE MONTH, SPEAK THE WORD RUNS A POETRY AND SPOKEN WORD WRITING WORKSHOP.
We're a friendly, inclusive and encouraging group. Whoever you are and whatever your relationship with poetry, we'd love you to join us.
Following on from an incredible series of poetry and spoken word workshops with Roundhouse Slam Poet Rakaya Fetuga, through The Caraf Centre, several of us enjoyed the community so much that we've decided to continue the sessions.
The format remains the same, but Poet PJ Samuels opens the sessions with a wellbeing check-in and free write, and Poet nudi brings poems, artwork and prompts for inspiration.
There's no pressure to share what you write, so feel free to just come along and see how you like it!
Event time: 6–7.30pm (GMT/UTC)
Duration: 90 minutes
Accessibility: Captioning available, let us know if you have any other accessibility needs.
This is the schedule for our Speak the Word events:
1st Saturday of month: workshop
2nd Saturday of month: peer coaching
3rd Saturday of month: workshop
4th Saturday of month: open mic
5th Saturday of month (when there is one): peer coaching
Vancouver Poetry Slam is a place where community and art come together and create magic.
About this event
Our feature poet for this event is Billy Tuggle! Billy Tuggle is a Chicagoan, parent, teaching artist, and HipHop culturalist published by himself as well as, recently, The Knight's Library; Failed Haiku; and the Bored Friday Project.
Founder of the haiku duelist society Haiku Battle Royal and co-founder of the Four Star Poets, Billy's work was recently on display for a Chicago HipHop Heritage Month installation; you can find his recent performances as apart of "Outdoor Voices In An Indoor World" on YouTube and cohosting the long-running In One Ear open mic.
Join these two magnificent writers to learn about their latest literary creations: The Love Songs of W.E.B. Dubois and Stones
About this event
TICKET HOLDERS: PLEASE NOTE THE EVENT TIME HAS MOVED TO 7:00 PM
Honorée Fanonne Jeffers is the author of five poetry collections, including The Gospel of Barbecue, Red Clay Suite, and The Age of Phillis, which was longlisted for the 2020 National Book Award for Poetry and won a 2021 NAACP Image Award. Critic at Large for The Kenyon Review and a professor of English at the University of Oklahoma, Jeffers has been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the American Antiquarian Society. Additionally, Jeffers has been honored with the Harper Lee Award for Literary Distinction and with induction into the Alabama Writers Hall of Fame. An instant New York Times bestseller and an Oprah Book Club selection, her debut novel The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois chronicles the centuries-spanning journey of a Black American family from the days of the colonial slave trade to our own unsteady era.
The director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, Kevin Young is also the poetry editor for The New Yorker, where he hosts the Poetry Podcast. He is the author of the poetry collections Brown, Blue Laws, Book of Hours, and Jelly Roll, a finalist for the National Book Award. His nonfiction books include Bunk and The Grey Album: On the Blackness of Blackness, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. The former director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at the New York Public Library, Young has been honored with the Lenore Marshall Prize for Poetry, an American Book Award, and the Paterson Poetry Prize. Stones is the newest collection from Young, “one of the poetry stars of his generation” (Los Angeles Times).
Books will be mailed after the event. Please allow up to three weeks for delivery. U.S. orders only. Books provided by Uncle Bobbie's Coffee and Books