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!
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.