Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Vancouver: Celebrate Voices of the Street tonight

Now that the federal election is over, and you need to either celebrate or commiserate, Megaphone would like to invite you to detox from all the politalk by joining us for the official launch of our special literary issue, Voices of the Street.  The launch is tonight at the Waldorf Hotel (1489 E. Hastings) from 8-10 p.m. (Doors open at 7). Tickets are $10.
Voices of the Street is a 68-page edition of the magazine that exclusively features stories, poems 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 this issue for $2 and sell it for $5. 
Tonight's event will feature powerful readings from marginalized writers published in this special issue. All proceeds will go toward Megaphone's writing workshop program. Buy your ticket here. (If you are going to skip the event for the Canucks game, you can purchase a ticket as a donation to our program.)