01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
About the event
Celebrate poetry videos and video-poetry by coming out to the award ceremony and screening this June!
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.
Spots are limited so please register early. This event is free but registration is required.
Masks, while not mandatory – are encouraged. Light snacks will be available after the screening in the lower lobby. Tickets to the event include free admission to the museum for the day.
Location: Museum of Vancouver
Museum of Vancouver
1100 Chestnut Street
V6J 3J9 Vancouver, BC