The irrevocable purpose of the Vancouver Poetry House Society is to advance, federate, shelter & maintain poetry in Vancouver.
We shall encourage poetry and the poetic lifestyle by:
* Bringing forth poetry
* Bringing forth poetry from everyone
* Bringing forth poetry everytime
* Bringing forth poetry everywhere
* Bringing forth poetry in all its forms
Vancouver Poetry House is a Literary Society incorporated for:
* The advancement of education in all forms of poetry through sponsoring readings, competitions and school & community outreach programs
* The creation of a yearly poetry festival
* And the creation and dedication of a permanent home for poetry and the poetic arts in Vancouver as a public amenity for purposes beneficial to the community
VPH shall operate without purpose of gain for its members, and any profits or other accretions to the Society shall be used solely to promote its objectives.
About Our Charity
Vancouver Poetry House is an umbrella organization dedicated to the development of the literary and poetic arts in Vancouver.
The WordPlay program brings performance poets into schools to run fun and interactive poetry workshops, and to bring a new generation of poets into the spoken word community.
The Verses Festival of Words unites the best of page and stage, a fusion of the written and spoken word, celebrating some of the most talented writers and performers from across Canada. Each year's festival includes the official Canadian Individual Slam Championship in partnership with Spoken Word Canada.
The Vancouver Poetry Slam is the longest-running slam in Canada. It happens every Monday at Café Deux Soleils. Anyone can sign up to slam, making poetry accessible and inclusive to everyone.