The Poetry Bash

Billy-Ray Belcourt, Julie Bruck, Shane Koyczan, Sabrina Mahfouz, Katherena Vermette, Javier Zamora

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Host: Billeh Nickerson

Event Number: 60
Tickets: $26.00

The Poetry Bash

Billy-Ray Belcourt, Julie Bruck, Shane Koyczan, Sabrina Mahfouz, Katherena Vermette, Javier Zamora

Friday, October 19
8:00pm
Performance Works

1218 Cartwright St, Vancouver

There’s a palpable sense of anticipation for The Poetry Bash. 2018’s lineup is no exception, hosted by beloved local poet Billeh Nickerson. Their styles may vary, but their talents do not. Shane Koyczan is a world-renowned Spoken Word/Multimedia Artist and he will be reading from upcoming works that are currently unpublished pieces. Billy-Ray Belcourt became the youngest-ever winner of the Griffin Poetry Prize for This Wound Is a World. Julie Bruck (How to Avoid Huge Ships) can be found in The New Yorker and The Walrus… and on our stage. Sabrina Mahfouz, a rising star from the UK, performs from her 2017 The Guardian Best Read, How You Might Know Me. Award-winning Katherena Vermette shares her poetry from river woman, and internationally celebrated Javier Zamora describes the unaccompanied journey he made from El Salvador to the United States as a small boy.

Billeh Nickerson is a Canadian writer, editor, performer and producer and has published and edited various poetry collections and anthologies. He teaches creative writing at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

PLEASE NOTE: This event previously took place on Saturday of the Festival. It now occurs on Friday.

Generously sponsored by Maureen & Larry Lunn.

Event Participants:

Javier Zamora

Javier Zamora

United States

Javier Zamora was born in La Herradura, El Salvador, in 1990. He holds a BA from the University of California, Berkeley. Zamora earned an MFA from New York University and is currently a 2016–2018 Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. His debut collection, Unaccompanied, chronicles his harrowing migration, alone and on foot at nine years old, from El Salvador to the United States to reunite with his family following the Salvadoran Civil War.

javierzamora.net, @jzsalvipoet