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Event Archive - Launch! Open Mic:

Tue. November 14th 2017 @  Yaletown Roundhouse Community Centre (All Ages)
7:30 doors at 7
By Donation
LAUNCH!: An Accessible Open Mic for Queer Youth, Seniors, and Allies

Launch! Offers inclusive and accessible space for new and seasoned writers, poets, dancers, performers and everyone in between. Though its focus is on showcasing the voices of queer youth, elders, and allies, anyone is welcome to come read, sing, dance, drag, lip synch, or otherwise entertain us. Launch! Offers an accessible alternative to the bar scene (well lit, no steps, attentive & kind audience, support for first time readers, youth and elder friendly), and a space for new/experienced work.


Surrounded by newscasts about circumstances beyond her control, Nancy Strider manages her dread by practicing for Grabbing and Going. Come and pick up some tips, as she unpacks the act of packing.

Fifteen years ago, Nancy celebrated her 50th birthday by swapping her accounting job for art school. In 2008 she found her creative home, doing writing and video as a member of Quirk-e, the Queer Imaging and Riting Kollective for Elders. She’s a regular at this open-mic, and credits it for her Launch into spoken word performance

How Much?

By donation. Suggested Donation $5


Tuesday November 14th


7:30 - 9:00 pm. Sign up at 7:00. Show starts at 7:30.


Sign up at 7:00 (no advance/phone sign up necessary)


All performers have 6 minutes including set up (strictly observed)


Roundhouse Community Centre

Launch! is made possible by the generous support of Britannia Services Centre, The Rounhouse Community Centre, and the City of Vancouver. We are SO grateful for their support!

The Fine Print


None. BUT … no hate speech & please respect the fact that this is a safe space for youth 14+


Launch! is alcohol free. Coffee and soft drinks are available for purchase.

Sound system

Our sound system is a Fender Passport conference. You can hook up a MP3, laptop, or CD player, but must bring your own. We have one mic and four available channels. For further info, please google the system.


If you need ASL interpretation, please contact us well in advance. We’ll do our best to find volunteer interpreters. Please note, however, that we have no budget for this.


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