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Valentine’s Slam, with Jillian Christmas!

February 14th, 2018 at 8:00pm
235 Broadway E, Seattle, WA 98102
Signups start at 7:00pm
$3 Entrance Fee

Bring your best love poems, your broken heart poems, your no-thank-you-valentine’s-day poems! We’re having a Valentine’s Day slam, and the winner gets nothing less than true love itself! No, just kidding: you only get the smug sense of self-satisfaction that comes from believing in yourself. But isn’t that the truest form of love?

Also, Jillian Christmas is featuring: and if you haven’t seen her perform, you are in for a treat! Last time, she regaled us with an amazing medley of music and poetry. What is in store for us this year? Come to the slam and find out!

About Our Feature

Jillian Christmas was born and raised in Markham, Ontario.  She currently lives in Vancouver, BC., where she serves as co-director of Versəs Festival of Words. She has won Grand Poetry-Slam Championship titles at both the Vancouver BedRocc poetry-slam (2011), as well as the Vancouver Poetry Slam (2012).  An enthusiastic organizer within the Canadian poetry community, Jillian has developed and executed programs in partnership with Toronto Poetry Project, Wordplay, Brendan McLeod’s Travelling Slam and the CULTCH Mentorship, and facilitated spoken word workshops for youth and adults across the country.

She is the founder of Toronto’s acclaimed Peace Pipe Poetry Sessions on Bloor, former Artistic director of the East Van Culture Awards, as well as past and present Volunteer coordinator for Hullabaloo: Youth Spoken Word Festival.  She is the former Secretary and current Member at Large for Spoken Word Canada.  As her most recent personal, artistic endeavour; Jillian tours the west coast, experimenting with music/poetry fusion, collaborating with the likes of The Recipe,  C. R. Avery, and powerhouse vocalist Chelsea D. E. Johnson.


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