Vancouver City Poems Video Poetry Awards & Screening
Celebrate poetry videos and video-poetry by coming out to the award ceremony and screening of imaginative and evocative poetry videos by the finalists and winners of the Vancouver City Poems Contest, an innovative collaboration between local poets and post-secondary student media artists!
Student teams from Simon Fraser University, Critical Indigenous Studies (UBC) and Emily Carr University of Art & Design created a compelling array of poetry videos based on notable poems about Vancouver's diverse historical, cultural and ecological sites, including English Bay, Coal Harbour and the Komagata Maru memorial, Commercial Drive, Hogan’s Alley, Chinatown, Hastings Park,Vanier Park, former Musqueam village sites and more.
Vancouver Poet Laureate Fiona Tinwei Lam will be your host. Contest judge Heather Haley will comment on the prize-winning poetry videos prior to the screening. Student media artists will be awarded their prizes.
Date: Sunday, June 11, 2023
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Doors open - 12:30pm
Light Refreshments - 3:00pm
Tickets: Free but registration is required