2022 Voices of the Street Launch Event


Join us June 22nd to celebrate the launch of Voices of the Street Stealing Looks at the Sun: Writing About Climate Change in 2022, Megaphone's 12th annual special literary edition! This anthology features work from 23 writers marginalized by homelessness and poverty, including Megaphone vendors and participants of Megaphone's creative writing community workshops.

This will be are first event back in-person since 2019! You're in for a treat.

The night will feature heartfelt stories, readings from a handful of Voices of the Street writers, insight from community photographers whose photos complement the writing and a special poetry reading from Vancouver's Poet Laureate, Fiona Tinwei Lam. This event is a beautiful combination of the tenderness, humour and perseverance that makes the Megaphone community special.

Tickets are $10 and are offered as a livestream option as well for those who are unable to join us person. Though the ticket prices helps us cover costs for this project, it is important to us that income is not a barrier. If you'd like to attend and cost is a barrier, please get in touch with us.

This event sells out every year. Get your ticket early to avoid disappointment!


Event Schedule:

6:00-6:30: snacks and refreshments

6:30-8:30: readings, stories and music

Voices of the Street will be available for purchase from Megaphone vendors for $10 (cash or with the Megaphone cashless payment app available for iPhone and Android - find.megaphonemagazine.com or search The Megaphone App in the App store or Google Play).




- SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (event located in the Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre) is fully wheelchair accessible: there is a ramp to access the building entrance, automatic button-activated doors, and an elevator to the second floor. We will gladly set aside seating areas for attendees with wheelchairs, scooters and mobility devices.

- Washrooms will be gender-neutral.

- This is a scent reduced space. Please refrain from wearing fragrances. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee a space that is 100% scent-free.

Please get in touch if you have further or more specific accessibility questions.

We are currently in the midst of our Spring campaign to raise $30,000 to support the 20th anniversary of Hope in Shadows, our flagship photo contest and calendar. The Hope in Shadows calendar archive as well as the 20th anniversary Top 30 photos will be onsite at the event to view and vote for the ones you think should make the 2022/23 Hope in Shadows calendar!

If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to support Megaphone's work, please do so here: www.megaphonemagazine.com/donate


June 22, 2022 at 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
149 W Hastings St
Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3
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Holly Sakaki · · 604-255-9701 ext 153

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  • Bianca Weima
    published this page in Events 2022-05-18 12:26:54 -0700
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