Voices of the Street

For bold, creative writing from voices often silenced, be sure to pick up your copy of Voices of the Street from a vendor this spring.

Each year, Voices of the Street offers a collection of poems, stories, essays and creative writing by Megaphone vendors and other writers marginalized by poverty and homelessness, many of whom have participated in Megaphone’s writing workshops.

Voices of the Street is sold on the streets of Vancouver and Victoria by Megaphone's homeless and low-income vendors. Vendors buy each book for $5 and sell them for $10, keeping the profit.

Megaphone has been publishing Voices of the Street since 2012. Start your own collection today with a visit to your local vendor.

The release of the collection is marked with a launch event, featuring readings and a meet-and-greet with authors and Megaphone vendors. Join us May 27th, 6:00 - 8:30 pm to celebrate the launch of the 2019 edition of Voices of the Street at SFU Woodward's.

You're in for a treat. The night will feature heartfelt stories, readings from a handful of Voices of the Street writers. This event is a beautiful combination of the tenderness, humour and grit that makes the Megaphone community special. Get your tickets here.

Three ways to support Voices of the Street

  1. Buy the latest literary edition from your vendor today. (You can find and pay vendors with the handy Megaphone App.)
  2. Advertise with us.
  3. Become a sponsor.

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  • Rena Patrick
    commented 2019-09-13 09:41:33 -0700
    I bought " Aspirations, voices of the street 2019" from a vendor in Victoria. I am enjoying the poetry. One particular poem that stands out for me, spoke deeply to my heart as I try to decide where to go from here is Fhead’s contribution, “Appropriate Behaviour”.
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