North Vancouver City Library's Culture Days Celebration: Poetry Night (Virtual)

North Vancouver, BC

Livestream Intercultural Library Poetry & spoken word

Let's celebrate Culture Days with poetry! Join us on Oct 14th, 5-6:30 p.m. as we feature poets and spoken word performers from a selection of different cultures. Join this friendly virtual program over zoom and learn about the spoken words artists and their culture followed by a Q&A. Free of charge! Everyone is welcome! Registration required by Oct. 14, 12 p.m. The meeting link and instructions will be emailed to registrants between 12 - 2 p.m. on the day of the event. You'll need a computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam, or your smartphone/tablet. Questions? Contact Shideh Taleban at Featured artists: Johnny D Trinh Johnny D Trinh is an interdisciplinary and spoken word artist based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Exploring the use of spoken word, music, video, social media, movement, theatre, and creative technology- Johnny’s practice integrates the multi-layered realities within which we exist to create immersive spoken word experiences. Johnny’s pedagogy is rooted in the constant goal of fostering a sense of empowerment, agency, and compassion through socially engaged, community based art. You can learn more about Johnny from his website: Soramaru Takayama ​MA in philosophy. His first poetry book "Tsuki To Buranko" was published in 2014 and toured in Japan three times. He was featured in the Japanese TV commercial along with his poem "A cloud and a backpack" in 2015. He creates some commissioned poems for Vancouver Japanese Language School and Japanese Hall for their 110th anniversary, and MUJI corporation grand opening in Vancouver from Japan.You can learn more about Soramaru from his website: Me-An Laceste Me-An has always been a poet at heart. This natural inclination has often kept her awake in the still of the night, writing her endless thoughts as they compete with sleep for her time. Her passion to helping others, raising her two boys and succeeding against all odds occupied her days. Me-An is a travel enthusiast who has travelled to 11 countries and 4 continents. Me-An is a mother and her life experiences in Philippines, Kenya and Canada populate her poetry books. Anita Movazzafi Anita is a high school student, who attends school in the north shore. Poetry is her preferred creative outlet and she appreciates how poetry allows her to express her deepest thoughts and feelings. She often tries to incorporate imagery into her writing, as she thinks it evokes powerful images of messages connected to her writing in the reader. Alongside writing, Anita also enjoys reading, hiking and spending time with her loved ones.

Wed 14 Oct
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

NVCL Culture Days Celebration: Poetry Night

This event is free.

Organized by

North Vancouver City Library

North Vancouver City Library is a landmark building located in the heart of the City of North Vancouver. The Library serves a population of over 52,000 residents, as well as customers from neighbouring cities and districts. We provide a fine balance of both traditional and emerging new library services, and take pride in providing excellent customer service. Our purpose, our reason for being We foster the love of learning in all its forms, connecting people to experiences, ideas and one another. Vision What we aspire to be and do We will be the welcoming, vibrant hub of a thriving community by empowering growth sparking curiosity fostering creativity and innovation galvanizing community potential Values Our deeply held beliefs that guide our decision making learning and innovation community focus working together intention sustainability being welcoming and inclusive intellectual freedom balance


Virtually on Zoom!

North Vancouver, BC

Event Contact

Shideh Taleban