Over the last 9 years we have had many amazing poets come up through Victorious Voices. On Tuesday, April 10th, we will showcase some of these awesome poets at Caffe Fantastico. The line-up includes past Victorious Voices and Hullabaloo Champions, Vic Slam team members, Youth Poet Laureates and poets who’ve gone on to make a big impact in the local spoken word community.
About our stellar feature: Jillian Christmas was born and raised in Markham, Ontario. She currently lives on the unceded territories of the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam people (Vancouver, BC.), where she serves as Artistic Director of Versəs Festival of Words. Jillian is an enthusiastic organizer and activist in the Canadian arts community, her focus being to increase anti-oppression initiatives in spoken word. She has participated in, developed and executed programs in partnership with Toronto Poetry Project, Wordplay, Brendan McLeod’s Travelling Slam, University of British Columbia, Vancouver Opera, and the CULTCH Mentorship, and facilitated spoken word workshops for youth and adults across the country.