Doors open at 3:30
Advanced Tickets $10, Door $12 (or PWYC)
A whirlwind of words occurs as Emily Crocker, Brandon Wint, Chelsea D.E. Johnson & a mystery guest perform acrobatic feats of wordsmithery and music. A round robin format allows the artists to respond to one another in a spontaneous way. See artists performing in a relaxed, informal, yet electric atmosphere where anything can happen!
Emily Crocker grew up in Western Sydney and now flickers between Sydney and Wollongong writing and performing poetry. You might have seen her at Wollongong Writers Festival, Sydney Writers Festival, Unspoken Words Festival, Story-Fest or Noted Festival. Her debut chapbook Girls and Buoyant was published last year by Subbed In. Other poems have appeared in places including Cordite Poetry Review, Verity La, Southerly, Seizure and Voiceworks. Emilys recent projects include OK, Now Spit, a pop-punk spoken word show created in collaboration with guitarist Jay Bailey (Shopfront Arts Co-op, ArtsLab 2017/18), and Sonnet (as part of All Ears, Campbelltown Arts Centre 2018). She is on the team that brings you Enough Said Poetry Slam in Wollongong, where she is known for writing audience-inspired poems on-the-spot.
Brandon Wint is a nationally acclaimed poet, spoken word artist and arts educator based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Brandons work as a writer exemplifies a deep attention to the craft of poetry, the nuances of language, and the social power of words. As a performer, Brandon Wint displays the poise, passion and spiritual generosity of one who has graced stages across the country at music festivals, conferences, universities and grassroots events alike. Brandon is a poet whose work has garnered praise and attention in a variety of mediums. He is a two-time Canadian national poetry slam champion. In print, he is the author of one chapbook, Love, Our Master (In/Words Magazine and Press, 2014) and was a contributor to the only comprehensive anthology of Black Canadian poetry, The Great Black North (Frontenac House, 2012). Brandon has also released three recording projects, including Devotion EP (2015), The Long Walk Home (2016), and his most recent album, Infinite Mercies, which he showcased at the second annual Black Arts Matter festival in February of 2018. His first book of poetry, Divine Animal, is forthcoming from Write Bloody North in autumn 2019.
CHELSEA D.E. JOHNSON
biography coming soon.
Accessibility Information for the Wise Hall:
This event is a scent-reduced space. To assist us in our goal of increased access, please be aware of our attempt to reduce the impact of personal scented products (perfumes, scented oils, etc) in our festival spaces.
Youll note on arrival a set of 10 railed stairs leading into the Hall. The wheelchair accessible entrance is around back. For this event, there will be someone posted at the back door throughout the event.
Once inside, you'll find a spacious wood-floored hall, open concept, tables and chairs set up throughout. The stage (accessible only via stairs) is to your left, and the washrooms towards the back of the hall. The washrooms are currently gendered but will be marked gender neutral for Verses. There are two sets of washrooms. The one to the right of the car, currently mark women is wheelchair accessible with no urinals and one additional stall. The one to the left of the bar, currently mark men, is on the same level and is now wheelchair accessible, with 2 urinals and one wheelchair accessible stall and one non-wheelchair access stall. The door has been adjusted to more easily fit wheelchair/scooter users. Overall the space is great.
Please read the Radical Accessibility Mapping Projects Wise Hall overview for more details.
The WISE Hall (View)
1882 Adanac St.
Vancouver, BC V5L 4E5
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|