Megaphone is pleased to launch a very special edition of the magazine: Voices of the Street, Megaphone's special literary issue.
This 68-page edition of the magazine exclusively features writing, poetry and prose from Megaphone's community writing workshop program, which is run in treatment centres, social housing buildings and community centres in the Downtown Eastside and downtown Vancouver. Megaphone vendors buy each of these very special issues for $2 and sell them on the street for $5.
In this issue, you'll read powerful stories and poems about what it's like to be homeless, have an addiction, and live in the Downtown Eastside. By using creative writing to tell their stories, our writers help our readers gain a very intimate understanding of these issues.
Voices of the Street is part of the City of Vancouver's 125th anniversary celebrations and is in partnership with PHS Community Services Society and Poetry is Dead magazine. The photos are courtesy of the Hope in Shadows calendar project.
On May 3rd, Megaphone will host an official launch event for this issue at the Waldorf Hotel (1489 E. Hastings) that will feature readings from many of the writers published in Voices of the Street. Get your tickets now.