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April 2013

East Van Poetry Salon: What is Slam Poetry?

April 11, 2013 @ 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

CG-BWOur panel of overanalyzers, aka ‘experts’, discuss the nature of slam poetry. Is it a poetic genre or simply an event format?

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April 2014

Talk the Talk: Race

April 10, 2014 @ 3:00 pm

This facilitator-guided conversation engages artists in anti-oppression dialogue Uncomfortable questions will be asked. Solutions will be crowd sourced. Come, be challenged, and share your experiences.

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April 2015

Free

Talk the Talk: Community Organizing & Power Dynamics

April 30, 2015 @ 12:30 pm
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This facilitator-guided conversation engages artists and community members in anti-oppression dialogue. Solutions will be crowd sourced. Come, be challenged, and share your experiences.

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April 2016

$8 – $10

We Believe You Showcase and Open Mic

April 25, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Witness a spoken word offering by brilliant performers who have transformed trauma using the power of their art with a hope of bringing us out whole on the other side. This show, centering survivor stories, is a celebration of the strength and bravery within our community, and an honouring of performer and audience alike. A portion of seats for this event will be reserved for guests from various assault support services across Vancouver, and a small number of seats will…

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FREE

Talk the Talk: Mental Health Within Spoken Word

April 28, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Talk the Talk: Mental Health Within Spoken Word   Guided by two qualified facilitators, this talk is likely to touch on a variety of challenging issues. Active listeners will be present for community care. Come prepared with questions, suggestions and a respectful voice. This discussion is a free event. Seating cannot be reserved in advance.   Accessibility Info: Havana Theatre is an accessible venue. To reach the theatre, you must pass through the restaurant to the gallery space. On the…

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FREE

Talk the Talk: Allyship & Community Building

April 30, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Talk the Talk: Allyship & Community Building   Guided by two qualified facilitators, this talk is likely to touch on a variety of challenging issues. Active listeners will be present for community care. Come prepared with questions, suggestions and a respectful voice. This discussion is a free event. Seating cannot be reserved in advance.   Accessibility Info: Havana Theatre is an accessible venue. To reach the theatre, you must pass through the restaurant to the gallery space. On the right,…

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April 2018

By donation

Andrea Gibson Q + A with Molly Billows at Massy Books

April 17, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

“Do you want to hear the best story you’ve ever heard in your life?” Andrea Gibson asks into the microphone. The audience leans forward in silent anticipation. “So I met this woman and I went home to her house with her.” They pause, “already a great story.” The audience erupts with laughter, a happy juxtaposition after being so quietly captivated. Smirking into the spotlight, Andrea continues, “…So we’re about to kiss for the very first time. And right before our…

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$8 – $10

Thursdays Writing Collective Discussion and Workshop

April 23, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Thursdays Writing Collective has been writing together at the Carnegie Centre at Main and Hastings for 10 years. Over that last decade, TWC members have met to share the acts and products of writing, improve their writing skills and make connections within Vancouver’s literary community. “TWC includes writers identifying as Indigenous, People of Colour, mixed race and white, trans and queer folks, survivors, and many other intersectional identities from different backgrounds. Our youngest writer is 18, our oldest is 87. “Collectively,…

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Free

Talk the Talk: Consent Culture

April 26, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Guided by two qualified facilitators, Kitty Stryker and Rabbit Richards, this talk is likely to engage with a number of topics that challenge, advance and re-form our collective ideas of consent culture within the arts. Come prepared with questions, thoughts and a respectful voice. Active listeners will be present for community care. Come prepared with questions, suggestions and a respectful voice. This discussion is a free event. Seating cannot be reserved in advance. Doors Noon  / 12:30 – 2:30 pm…

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Free

Talk the Talk: Harm Reduction

April 28, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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This community-driven, facilitator-mediated conversation asks artists to participate in anti-oppression dialogue around the topic of “Harm Reduction” within the Spoken Word Community and the many intersecting communities in which we engage. Active listeners will be present for community care. Come prepared with questions, suggestions and a respectful voice. This discussion is a free event. Seating cannot be reserved in advance.  Doors Noon  / 12:30 – 2:30 pm / Havana Theatre / Free   This event is a scent-reduced space. To assist…

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