Poetry Slam w/ Open Mic
$100 Slam prize
$10 Cover (Sliding scale available, FREE if you have a birthaversary in October)
Dia Davina is a wide-eyed, dancey-footed fledgling poet and insatiable wanderer. A queer, genderqueer, feminist, consent-activist, Dia is known for their raw, honest style of outspoken word that is equal parts art and social activism. After finding slam poetry in December 2012, Dia shimmy-shook their way in deep, recently winning fourth place in the Canadian Individual Poetry Slam Championships and currently holding the Queer Slam Champ title of their home slam scene in Vancouver. As a program facilitator, youth worker and child caregiver, Dia focuses their energy, both on and off-stage, on cultivating creative, engaged communities and sparking crucial social dialogue. They feel equally (albeit differently) passionate about intersectionality and bow ties, and both feature strongly in their poetry and their everyday life. Dia believes that spoken word can connect people, insight dialogue and smash that damn patriarchy. So, if you give them an open heart and mind, they will spill their messy guts all over a stage in hopes that you’ll recognize a little piece of yourself in there somewhere. As a white settler, they currently reside on Unceded Coast Salish Territories.