The Work Poetry Workshop: Monday Night Edition

Join us on Monday, July 30 for The Work, a monthly poetry writing workshop at Niche Wine Bar led by former Clark County Poet Laureate (2013-2017) Christopher Luna.

Christopher is completely convinced of poetry’s ability to encourage empathy and compassion, and to spark the shifts in consciousness which can lead to healing, personal growth, and an interest in fighting for progressive social change. He would love to share his passion for poetry with you.

We will read and discuss poetry, and write several new poems together from 6:00 until 8:30.

Angst Gallery is located at 1015 Main Street, two doors down from The Kiggins Theatre, Vancouver’s landmark movie house in the Vancouver Arts District.

$20 suggested donation; no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Bring a poem to share as a way of saying hello.

Shareable snacks are also welcome and very much appreciated.

Note: The Monday evening edition of the Work will take place at Angst Gallery on the last Monday evening of each month, unless otherwise noted. There will be no Monday night workshop in August. The next Monday workshop will take place on September 24.

Note: The Work will also take place at Niche Wine Bar (1013 Main St) from 11;30am -2:30pm on the second Saturday of each month, unless otherwise noted. Upcoming workshops will take place on July 14 and August 11.

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Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic Featuring Sam Roxas-Chua

Sam Roxas-Chua
Featuring: Sam Roxas-Chua —  poet and visual artist from Eugene, Oregon.

Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic
Featuring Sam Roxas-Chua
Hosted by Christopher Luna and Toni Partington
of Printed Matter Vancouver

7 pm
Thursday, March 9

Open mic sign up begins at 6:30 and closes at 7

Food and libation provided by Niche Wine Bar, 1013 Main Street
Sound provided by Briz Loan & Guitar:

Featuring Sam Roxas-Chua:

Sam Roxas-Chua is a poet and visual artist from Eugene, Oregon. His poetry has been described as “tidal,” and he has been called “a man who can take any kind of physical material and transform them into art.” According to poet Dorianne Laux, “Like Jack Gilbert before him, Roxas-Chua reaches beyond the imagery and emotions we expect—creating his own universe, logic, and definitions of the beautiful.” His first book, Fawn Language, was published by Tebot Bach in 2013 and his current manuscript, Saying Your Name Three Times Underwater, is forthcoming from Lithic Press. His poems have appeared in various journals including Narrative, december Magazine, and Cream City Review. His collection of poems, Diary of Collected Summers, won the first place award in the 7th Annual Missouri Review Audio Competition in poetry. Most recently he appeared in a live broadcast of Dear Sugar Radio at the Aladdin Theater in support of #writersresist. He is the owner of The Poetry Loft, a small business dedicated to community writing workshops. He holds an MFA from Pacific University.

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