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Pre-Festival Poetry Workshop with Patrick De Belen – Online

March 11, 3:30pm

A chance to brush up your writing and performance skills, this pre-festival workshop is for all competing poets.

Night 1: Victorious Voices Semi-Finals – The Roxy Theatre

Mon, April 11, 2022 – 7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Join us for night one of Vic Voices: the preliminary bouts! Cheer the youth (and boo the judges) as teams compete for a spot at finals! All teams enter, only four move forward.

Night 2: Poetry Workshop with Lucia Misch! (Virtual)

Tues, April 12, 2022 – 7pm

Lucia Misch is a writer, performer and facilitator who has been part of the spoken word community for more than fifteen years. They have performed on stages from historic theatres to house parties, and their first collection of poetry, The Problem With Solitaire, was released by Write Bloody North in 2020. As a teaching artist, Lucia is dedicated to helping others—especially youth—inhabit their creative, personal, political, and collective power through expression. Raised on unceded Muwekma Ohlone tribal land, Lucia now lives on unceded Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh territory.

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Night 3: Victorious Voices Finals + Feature performance by Tawahum Bige- The Roxy Theatre

Wed, April 13, 2022 – 7 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

This is it! The final night! Four teams slam for the trophy. Plus hear feature performances by Tawahum and this year’s Alumni of Honour!

Tawahum Bige is a Łutselkʼe Dene, Plains Cree poet and spoken word artist from unceded Musqueam, Squamish & Tsleil-Waututh Territory (Vancouver). Their Scorpio-moon-ass poems expose growth, resistance & persistence as a hopeless Two Spirit Nonbinary sadboy on occupied Turtle Island. With a BA in Creative Writing from KPU, Tawahum has performed at countless festivals with poems featured in numerous publications. His land protection work versus Trans Mountain pipeline expansion had him face incarceration in 2020. Check Tawahum’s debut collection of poetry, Cut to Fortress in Spring 2022, published by Nightwood Editions along with his debut EP set to release alongside. Find him online @Tawahum on Instagram, twitter and more.

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