Poetry Slam & Craft Beer
Saturday, April 21 | 7-9 PM
Slam poetry performances, pizza, and local craft beer from “Brewers Row” – all for just $20 in support of the Port Moody Arts Centre. Slam & Craft Beer is a one-night event in the gallery where you’ll be surrounded by fine art and fine company.
Participating breweries include: Moody Ales, Yellow Dog Brewing, The Parkside Brewery, Twin Sails Brewing, and Mariner Brewing.
Spoken Word Poets
Andrew Warner is a 20 year old queer stand up poet who works in social media by day and on stage by night. In 2014 he was the youngest poet to win a provincial and national title in the same year. Since then, Andrew has been featured in one of Shane Koyczan’s music videos, on Button Poetry, and on tour with the Tiny Tricycle Poets launching their YouTube Channel.
If Anjalica was a song she would be stuck in your head.
If Anjalica was a book she would be open.
If she was an organ she would be a beating heart, pinned to a sleeve.
Anjalica is the author of Looking Within the Labyrinth a self-published poetry chapbook that explores the nature of separation and the labyrinth of one’s own resilience. This year she was a member of the UBC Slam competitive team and had the opportunity to travel across the country to compete in several national festivals. She is an organizer of the UBC Slam poetry scene and was the editor of this year’s collective chapbook The Year We Became. Anjalica is also proud to be ½ of the musical poetic duo, Velveteen Queens. When Anjalica is not writing poetry, she is hidden in her room making collages with re-appropriated vintage magazines. If you want more of her poetry and art, you can follow her on Instagram @anjalica_.
Julia is a published writer, spoken word poet, theatre artist, and educator currently living in Vancouver. Dedicated to sharing vulnerability, Julia gives voice to themes including self-worth, relationships, family, and (more times than intended) food. In 2017 she came in third at the Canadian Underground Indies, toured her poetry throughout Canada, performed at The Vancouver Writer’s Festival, and placed in the top 10 at the Canadian Individual Poetry Slam. She has represented Vancouver nationally and internationally on the VanSlam team in 2017 and Team Slamapalooza in 2016. Julia is a member of Wordplay Vancouver, faciliating poetry writing workshops in the classroom, and an organizing member of WE FLIP TABLES-Vancouver. She is also one half of the six year long writing project www.thesefiveminutes.com, through which she hosts readings, writing groups, and writer's workouts.
Lady Vanessa Caicedo Cardona is a Colombian spoken word artist, activist, story teller, theatre practitioner and photographer. She aims to create unapologetic honest art based on genuine life experience as a first generation immigrant woman living in Turtle Island. She started her spoken word career in Windhoek, Namibia and furthered herself in Edmonton,Treaty 6 territory.
She was part of the 2016 Semi Finalist Canadian National Edmonton slam team and 2017 Finalist Canadiana National Edmonton Slam team. She has written and performed her own one woman show called "Three Ladies" at the Found Festival 2017. She is also a co-creator and performer of "Whiteface." Recently she became the 2018 Edmonton, Slam team Indie Slam Champion. Lady believes in the healing powers art provides for our community. Art is where we come together through unity of purpose.