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April 26, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

| $8 – $10

Poetry Is Dead Launch (Secret Identities)

Poetry Is Dead’s “Secret Identities” issue explores hybrids like the comic book, the prose-poem and the super-hero. Fallen Kryptonians, mad scientists, Sith Lords, teenaged sidekicks, cyborgs, dinosaurs, screaming-pink glam Hologram bands — we’re peeling off the mask, stripping down the tights, slipping inside the Fortress of Solitude.

For the launch of our “Secret Identities” issue, we have contributors from the issue along with special guests for performances and readings. Plus a free 1-year subscription included with your ticket!

Readings by:

Alex Leslie has published a book of prose poems ‘The things I heard about you’ and a book of short stories ‘People Who Disappear.’ Alex received the 2015 Dayne Ogilvie Award, which is given annually to an emerging LGBT writer by the Writers Trust of Canada.

Jill Mandrake is a contributing editor at Geist Magazine, and is a lifetime member of Vancouver Cooperative Radio, where she produced the parade of vinyl rarities called Sister DJ’s Platter Party.

Taylor Brown-Evans is a writer, cartoonist and illustrator living and working in Vancouver. His words and drawings have crept into Ricepaper, Geist, The Feathertale Review, Matrix Magazine, and the occasional bathroom wall.

Erin Flegg is a semi-nomadic journalist moonlighting as a poet. She usually lives somewhere between Coast Salish and St’at’imc territories (Vancouver and Lillooet).

Cynara Geissler
Don English
+Special guests

Hosted by Ben Rawluk, Dina Del Bucchia and Daniel Zomparelli


Tickets now available: http://thecultch.com/events/poetry-is-dead-superhero-issue/

This event is all ages. Doors are at 7 PM.

Accessibility Info:

The Cultch recently underwent major renovations, which included increasing accessibility for people with disabilities.

All areas but the balcony are wheelchair accessible. You can purchase tickets at the lowered counter outside, then enter the main space via the wide automatic door. Once inside, there is a vestibule leading into the main open-concept lobby. Continuing on, you will find three washroom options: a fully wheelchair accessible single stall gender-neutral washroom, and two gendered washrooms each with a wheelchair accessible stall. Staff are friendly and able to assist in a variety of ways.

There is no designated wheelchair accessible parking, but there is street parking around the neighbourhood. As well, there are two parking spots that can be used at the rear of the building. We suggest that people call the box office ahead of time to reserve access to these spaces. There is wheelchair accessible transit within 2 blocks, and bicycle lock-ups outside.

Optional: If you have any questions, concerns, additions or corrections regarding this accessibility audit please email rampvancouver@gmail.com


April 26, 2016
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$8 – $10
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The Cultch C-Lab
1895 Venables Street, Vancouver, BC V5L 2H6 Canada
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