we are happy to announce we are back in person at CAFFÈ FANTASTICO quadra village roastery

every tongues of fire features an open mic portion before our featured poet! 12 spots, 5 min max all oral and literary traditions are welcome.

doors at 6 // open mic sign up at 6:30 // show at 7pm (sliding scale $5-15- no one will be turned away for lack of funds)

~we encourage indoor mask wearing out of respect for our community~

2022/23 season schedule

september 22- FT – Marie Metaphor – 7pm

october 13 – FT – Johnny Trinh – 7pm

october 27 – FT – Charlie Petch – 7 pm

november 10 FT – RC Weslowski – 7pm

november 24 FT – Anjalica Solomon – 7pm

december 8 FT – Zaynab Mohammed 7pm

january and beyond TBA… interested in featuring …click here




victoria poetry project respectfully recognizes that our series events take place on the traditional and unceded territory of the Lekwungen people, now known as the Esquimalt and Songhees First Nations. we recognize the colonial violence that led to the creation of Victoria, and how that and colonial funding allows our organization to exist. we aim to always be cognizant of who is represented on our stages, and to do what we can to reach out to groups who aren’t. 


CAFFÈ FANTASTICO (quadra village roastery) is a beautiful all-ages cafe that serves hot beverages, beer, wine, cider and snacks (hummus! chicken skewers! fried chickpeas! tacos!). there are two non-gendered, single-stall washrooms. there are three stairs between the service area and the main seating area, but the main seating area can also be accessed from street level on Quadra St. if you are able, please enter via the door on Kings St.

please let us know if you have any questions or concerns about this event and/or our venue. we aim to be inclusive and welcoming.

we strive to make all of our spaces safe for people of all backgrounds and identities. homophobia, misogyny, racism, transphobia, and any and all other kinds of discrimination will not be tolerated on stage or among our audience, and will be dealt with according to our Anti-Harassment Policy. if you’d like to know more, please reach out to to our Anti-Harassment Team (AHT) via email at vppgrievance@gmail.com. if you don’t feel comfortable speaking to someone directly, please email our team – all emails are confidential. 

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