Victoria Poetry Project: Vic Slam and Tongues of Fire Presents:
Wednesday, June 24 2020
Season 15, Episode 22 – ONLINE PRIDE EDITION
Due to COVID19, the Victoria Poetry Project has moved for the time being to an online platform on ZOOM
Link will be posted an hour before the start of the show
For PRIDE EDITION, spots will be reserved for self-identifying queer and questioning voices. There will be no identity policing.
Please bring your RAINBOWS AND GLITTER for this event, and celebrate the LGBTQ2+ community poetry-style!
Tongues of Fire is our spoken word open mic. Summer season has four shows over June and July.
You’ll hear (up to) 5-minute sets from (up to) 12 performers,
plus a 25-minute set from our featured poet.
To sign up for the open mic, between 4:30-7:30 PM on April 22nd, email Blake at juliette.b.jacob[at]gmail[dot]com with your stage name and “ToF open mic” in the subject line.
12 spots, 5 minute max please including banter-
First come, first served!
FEATURING JULIETTE BLAKE JACOB
Juliette Blake Jacob is a queer, multi-award-winning spoken-word poet, a poetry educator, a Canadian Individual Poetry Slam Qualifier finalist, a Canadian Festival of Spoken Word volunteer and performer, a Saskatoon Poetic Arts Festival ensemble alumna, and an activist and essayist living on unceded Lekwungen land, currently known as Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
Juliette is the creator and lead instructor of the Fireworks Mentorship Program for spoken-word artists, which will enter its inaugural season in September 2020.
Her poetry focuses on science, community, and transformation, and her aspiration is to make audiences feel existentially comfortable and find their way home. Her work has appeared on CBC Radio and in Until Magazine and other journals, and is forthcoming in several publications.
Juliette is currently working on a poetry collection about evolution and an autoethnographic memoir about women, family, and queer identity through the lens of the culinary arts. Her first poetry collection, Unreservedly Beloved, was published in spring 2020.
Admission is $0-$10 sliding scale, and all donations can be sent to vppfunds[at]gmail[dot]com (VPP would be very grateful if folks could donate once/month instead of after each show because we have limited monthly transactions at our bank at this time).
Victoria Poetry Project would like to acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts AND the Province of British Columbia.
Victoria Poetry Project respectfully recognizes that our series events take place on the traditional and unceded territory of the Lekwungen people, now known as the Esquimalt and Songhees First Nations. We recognize the colonial violence that led to the creation of Victoria, and how that allows our organization to exist. We aim to always be cognizant of who is represented on our stages, and to do what we can to reach out to groups who aren’t.
We strive to make all of our spaces safe for people of all backgrounds and identities. Homophobia, misogyny, racism, transphobia, and any and all other kinds of discrimination will not be tolerated on stage or among our audience, and will be dealt with according to our Anti-Harassment Policy. If you’d like to know more, please reach out to to our Anti-Harassment Team (AHT) via email at vppgrievance[at]gmail[dot]com. If anyone is experiencing harassment at any of our events, please email our team – all emails are confidential.