Vancouver Pop Up Poets

On the spot poetry


Meharoona Ghani started writing poetry at age eight. A graduate of SFU’s Writer’s Studio (2013), Meharoona has been featured in numerous anthologies, including Emerge: The Writer’s Studio Anthology and Island Wonders: Anthology of Verse. Her poems have won competitions with the Surrey International Writers’ Conference and the Poetry Institute of Canada. Currently working on a manuscript inspired by Rumi, Meharoona envisioned Vancouver Pop-Up-Poets and received a Vancouver Foundation Neighbourhood Small Grant to implement this exciting venture.

Chelene Knight is a graduate of The Writer’s Studio 2013. She is a regular writer for Urban Baby and Toddler Magazine and has been published in Amazing Canadian Fashion Magazine, Sassafras Literary Magazine, emerge and The Raven Chronicles Literary Magazine. Her first book of poetry is forthcoming with Mother Tongue Publishing in the fall of 2015. Her writing is deeply rooted through learning and accepting her struggles being of mixed ethnicity and her experiences from childhood to adulthood. Chelene writes from the ear—finding inspiration within every soulful lyric, sound, rhythm and beat.

Matea Kulic is a writer and literacy tutor living in Vancouver. The rhythm in language instructs her poetry. Her work has been published in The Capilano Review, RicePaper, Emerge and The Maynard Review among others. She studied under the mentorship of poet Jen Currin at Simon Fraser University's Writer's Studio. Between work and writing, she makes time for swimming.

Tesicca Truong is passionate about the intersection of sustainability, youth empowerment and intergenerational collaboration. She is founder of the Vancouver School Board Sustainability Conference, Vancouver Youth4Tap and SFROSH. She is currently studying Environmental Sciences at SFU. In her spare times, she loves journaling, biking, hiking and kayaking!

Jennifer Zilm has published poetry across the country in journals such as Vallum, Prism, and The Antigonish Review. Her manuscript Waiting Room was shortlisted for the 2014 Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry. She is the author of The whole and broken yellows (Frog Hollow, 2013). She has an academic background in Religious Studies, Library, Archival and Information Science and is a graduate of SFU's Writer’s Studio.

Vancouver Pop Up Poets Launch

Saturday, June 7th, 11am-2pm

1 Athletes Way

Vancouver, BC

Give us a a word and we will write and recite on the spot.

With thanks to the Vancouver Foundation's Neighbourhood Small Grant Program