O SNAP! Our Stories Narrated as Poetry/Prose

O SNAP Event Poster

Thursday September 25th, 2014. 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Heartwood Community Cafe
317 E Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia V5T 1W5

SIETAR BC and OCC proudly presents Our Stories Narrated as Poetry/Prose (O SNAP!).

This event is taking place on the unceded, traditional, and occupied ancestral homelands of the Coast Salish People, including but not limited to the Səl̓ílwətaʔ, Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Skwxwú7mesh, and Stó:lõ peoples.

This storytelling event will feature six local performers that will explore the theme of identity and belonging using poetry and prose (that’s why it’s called Our Stories Narrated as Poetry/Prose – O SNAP!).
Come listen and engage with storytellers sharing poetry and prose relating to their experiences around this theme. As OCC and SIETAR both wish to increase visibility of under-served linguistic communities, speakers are invited and encouraged to share their stories in their preferred spoken language, their mother tongue, their first language, bilingually, or multilingually. This will provide a valuable opportunity for participants who want the space to share their story, even if English may not be their first language or the language they are most comfortable with.

ASL interpretation will be provided.

Cost: Free for SIETAR and OCC members.
General admission is $5-10 sliding scale, and no one turned away due to lack of funds.

The tentative schedule:

6 to 6:20 – introductions
6:20 to 6:35 – Anna McKenzie
6:35 to 6:50 – Zain S.
6:50 to 7:05 – discussion
7:05 to 7:15 – 10 minute break
7:15 to 7:30 – Warren Hooley
7:30 to 7:45- Jotika Lightbright
7:45 to 8 – discussion
8 to 8:10 – 10 minute break
8:10 to 8:30 – Manveer Singh Sihota
8:30 to 8:45 – Neelam Khare
8:45 to 9 – discussion and closing statements


We thank the Heartwood Community Cafe for providing the venue for this event.

Heartwood Cafe’s washrooms are currently not wheelchair or scooter accessible. The Heartwood staff have made an agreement with the neighboring Starbucks who have welcomed the patrons to use their fully accessible washrooms without the need to purchase anything. Please note that Starbucks washrooms are not guaranteed to be scent-free.

Please be aware that this venue does sell alcohol.

More accessibility information on Heartwood Cafe’s physical space can be reviewed here:
Access Overview
Full Access Audit 

We hope you will join us in making voices heard.

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