Poetry Masterclass with Amber Dawn
Can poetry disrupt the dominant narrative? Can poetry be an act of taking back and paying forward power? Can poetry help us heal ourselves and our communities? Damn right! Through a series of writing prompts and peer-to-peer reflection, workshop participants will explore the potent pairing of poetry + social justice values and personal identities.
Amber Dawn's memoir How Poetry Saved My Life: A Hustler's Memoir won the 2013 Vancouver Book Award. She is the author of the Lambda Award-winning novel Sub Rosa, and editor of the anthologies Fist of the Spider Women: Fear and Queer Desire and With A Rough Tongue. Amber Dawn was 2012 winner of the Writers' Trust of Canada Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBT writers. She currently teaches creative writing at Douglas College and the University of British Columbia, as well as volunteer mentors at several community-driven art and healing spaces.
Only 30 registrations are available for this exclusive workshop experience. Box office and Will Call will open with doors at noon. Box office is CASH ONLY. There is an ATM located in the building.
This show may contain strong language, controversial issues, and words that make you re-evaluate your life. Advance tickets are NOT mailed out they can be picked up at the Will Call station at the venue. Box office and Will Call will open with doors at noon. Workshop registrations are non-refundable and non-transferrable.
Festival passes do NOT give you access to masterclasses. They are the only events that require separate registration.
Havana Theatre is an accessible venue. To reach the theatre, you must pass through the restaurant to the gallery space. On the right, is a black door leading into the theatre. There is a narrow hallway and two doors to access the performance space, but no stairs.
Havana's Theatre (View)
1212 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC V5L 3X2