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Event Archive - SistaHood Invitational Poetry Slam: Christa Bell, Cristina Orbe, Rachel Flood, Kim Shaughnessy, Barbara Adler, Nadia Chaney

Mon. March 21st 2005 Cafe deux Soleils (All Ages)
8pm - 12am
Presented by: Sista'Hood Celebration, RC Wiezlowski
Invitational Poetry Slam
Monday March 21th / Café Deux Soleil. $5
In collaboration with the Vancouver Poetry Slam Sista'Hood 2005 will hold the first Annual Sista'Hood Invitational Poetry Slam featuring competitors from all over the US and Canada who will compete for a $150 prize.

Competitors so far:
Christa Bell
Cristina Orbé
Rachel Flood
Kim Shaughnessy
Barbara Adler
Nadia Chaney


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Christa Bell (Poetry/ Spoken Word)

Christa Bell is a writer, poet, spoken word artist, and cultural activist from Seattle who was educated in San Fransisco and has lived in Europe and East Africa. She writes, performs and curates arts events throughout the Northwest and is a member of the 2004 Seattle Poetry Slam Team. She is the author of two self-published chapbooks, Revival and A... more info

Cristina Orbe

Cristina is a self-taught musician with her own simple rhythmic style. She has played Bumbershoot, The Crocodile, Vancouver International Hip-Hop Film Festival, Under the Volcano, Lo-Fi Performance Gallery, The Tractor Tavern, Town Hall and the NW Folklife Festival. She has peformed with Michael Franti, Blue Scholars, Saul Williams, Bill Frisell an... more info

Rachel Flood (poetry/ spoken word)

Rachel Flood has been performing at and producing events in Vancouver for over six years. She has been instrumental in the creation of many local events and programs including: unrefined at the Sugar Refinery, the annual Sista'Hood Celebration, The Momentum Project and the New Forms Festival. She is the Executive Director of the Working Arts Societ... more info

Kim Shaughnessy (poetry / spoken word)

Teen angst poetry grows up, drops out of college, comes out of the closet and finds buddism. Kim is the illegitimate child of Courtney Love and Shirley Temple, and has been performing spoken poetry for two years. Kim was one of the semi-finalists to make the 2004 Vancouver poetry Slam Team and represented Vancouver at the 2004 Toronto International... more info

Barbara Adler

Barbara Adler – three time member of the acclaimed Vancouver SLAM team; “writes smart, funny, and often deeply moving poetry around questions of history, identity, and self-image” - Georgia Straight more info