Sep
7
Sun
Poetic Justice Returns! featuring TANGUY ‘TITANG’ EXUMÉ and KAGAN GOH with host, Franci Louann @ The Heritage Grill, Back Room
Sep 7 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Today’s Host – Franci  Louann

Two Featured Poets with Open Mic session.

Tanguy “titang” Exumé is a young Haitian poet; passionate about writing. He arrived in Montreal in 1999 and has been residing in Vancouver since 2008. While living in Montreal, between the years of 2004 and 2007, far from his native land, he decided to put his pride, shame, joy, sadness and anger of being Haitian, onto paper. It is in this context that Haïti Parle (Haïti Speaks) was born; an allegorical dialogue between a man in exile and Haiti—adored mother and denied homeland. Haiti Parle later became a poetry slam show with Tanguy’s performances of spoken words and acoustic music. Now a French immersion teacher, he is inspired by the philosophical questionings of his students which he feels position him in a place of lifelong learning.

Tanguy “titang” Exumé

Tanguy “titang” Exumé

 

Kagan Goh is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, published author, spoken word poet, journalist and mental health activist. Kagan was diagnosed with manic depression at twenty-three on Valentine’s Day in 1993.  He started writing of his experiences living with a mental illness and became involved in Vancouver’s literary community.

Kagan is an established spoken word poet who has performed at open mics, readings, festivals and on radio. His personal mission is to educate about mental health issues and to fight the stigma against these illnesses.

Kagan Goh

Kagan Goh

Sep
14
Sun
Poetic Justice featuring FRANCI LOUANN & CAROL SHILLIBEER with host, Lilija Valis @ The Heritage Grill, Back Room
Sep 14 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Today’s Host – Lilija Valis

Two Featured Poets with Open Mic session.

Franci Louann:

Published poet, proclaimed resourceress; AKA (nee) ‘Fran Workman’.

Franci is the booking manager for Poetic Justice.

Franci Louann

Franci Louann

 

Carol Shillibeer:

Carol will be there. If you want to know anything you can ask her.

She may or may not tell you.

http://www.carolshillibeer.com/

Carol Shillibeer

Carol Shillibeer

 

Sep
21
Sun
Poetic Justice featuring JANE EATON HAMILTON & CANDICE JAMES with host, Deborah Kelly @ The Heritage Grill, Back Room
Sep 21 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Today’s Host – Deborah L. Kelly

Two Featured Poets with Open Mic session.

Jane Eaton Hamilton is the author of seven books of fiction and poetry. She has won or been shortlisted for many prizes including the BC Book Prize. Most recently she won the CBC Literary Award.

Jane Eaton Hamilton

Jane Eaton Hamilton

 

 

Candice James is New Westminster’s Poet Laureate, President of the Royal City Literary Arts Society (RCLAS), Past President of the Federation of British Columbia Writers, a full member of the League of Canadian Poets and a member of the Writers’ Union of Canada. Candice is the author of seven poetry books, the latest of which is Purple Haze. She is launching her 8th book A Silence of Echoes at World Poetry Event at the New Westminster Public Library Sept 24th at 6:30 PM with featured readers Renee Saklikar and Dennis E. Bolen.

Candice James

Candice James

Sep
28
Sun
Closed for Word Vancouver- No Poetic Justice Today
Sep 28 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Poetic Justice is closed this afternoon so that all of you can attend the WORD VANCOUVER Festival.

Have a great day! Enjoy. Cheers!