Joining us from the documentary The Revival: Women and the World is cast member t’ai freedom ford, who is touring her first poetry collection book how to get over. Join us for a matinee reading at the new VPL  nə́c̓aʔmat ct Strathcona Branch with t’ai freedom ford and local poet and Vancouver Slam Master, Jillian Christmas.

t’ai freedom ford’s writing has also been featured in several journals and anthologies including The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop. In 2012 and 2013, she toured as a part of a queer women of color literary salon, The Revival. Her first poetry collection, how to get over is part instruction manual, part prayer, part testimony, and speaks to bullying, blackness, whiteness and gentrification, and even pop culture icons like Chaka Khan, and Nicky Minaj.

Bring your pens and favourite notebook! The readings will be followed by a participatory 30-minute writing workshop led by Jillian Christmas. Come explore your own inner poet in a queer-driven creative space.

FREE event, reserve here. Books will be for available for sale, cash only.

nə́c̓aʔmat ct Strathcona Branch is located at 730 East Hastings Street