March – May 2021 
Free workshops, sessions and events for teens and young adults.

Angelic Goldsky joins the Roundhouse as the 2021 Poet in Residence. Specializing in giving voice to youth Angelic invites teens and young adults to join in on a number of online poetry escapades throughout spring 2021.

Click on the register button to email the Poet in Residence directly and sign up for the program you choose!

Workshops and Sessions

Abundance in Poetry >> Drop-in Sessions
Wednesdays 6:30-8:30pm
March 24,  April 7, April 28,  May 26, June 30
Ages 25 and under
Claim your power through poetry.

Flaming Balloon Collective >> Poetry Workshops
Thursdays 6:30-8:30pm
March 4 – April 8
Ages 13-18
With guest poet Anjalica Solomon!
Create a spoken word EP with your cohort of young writers and recording artists.

Page to Stage Workshop >> Two-Hour Workshop
Thursday April 15, 6:30-8:30pm
Open to All
Prepare your work for the community poetry exhibition at BC Youth Week!

Spoken Truth with Angelic >> Online show
Wednesday April 21, 7pm
Open to All
YouTube link coming
Performance with Angelic Goldsky and friends: Cass Myers and Angie Wagar.

We invite all community members to come out to Spoken Truth! An interactive digital poetry showcase, celebrating our Poet in Residence during Poetry Month.

Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre welcomes Poet in Residence, Angelic Goldsky aka Angelic Proof with online- live stream show “Spoken Truth with Angelic”. The show will feature a 40 minute set by Angelic Proof along with an opening set by Cassandra Myers and a performance by circus artist Angela McIlroy-Wagar.

Angelic Proof[t(he)y] is a Russian-Jewish trans-gender queer poetry-excavator. They have performed across Turtle Island and Europe, unearthing what was once buried in silence. They have been published in Frontier Poetry, SAD Mag among other journals. They are proud to currently be the Poet-in-Residence at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre. They hate taxidermies and love timelessness.

Cassandra Myers (they/she) is a queer, trans, crip, mad, South Asian-Italian poet, performer, educator, and social worker from Toronto, Ontario. A Masters of Social Work Candidate at York University, Cassandra is also a crisis intervention counsellor and youth worker, specializing in care for sexual violence survivors and the BIPOC LGBTQ2SIA+ community. Cassandra has performed poetry across the United States and Canada. A Pink Door Fellow, her work can be found in Overheard, The Shortline Review, UncommonYOU, and elsewhere.

Angela McIlroy-Wagar is a Canadian contemporary circus artist specializing in aerial hoop, aerial straps, and contortion. Fusing their long limbs and elegant lines with skewed angles and surreal postures, Angela’s creations abstract on femininity, high camp, and liminality while exploring the threshold between beauty and the grotesque. She is a graduate from the École Nationale de Cirque in Montréal, and has worked internationally with circus companies such as Cirque du Soleil, Les 7 Doigts de la Main, Strut n’ Fret Production House, and Cirque Éloize. Insta @angiemcilroywagar Website

Community Poetry Exhibition
May 1-7, 2021, Closing Poetry Party May 8, 1pm
As part of BC Youth Week, youth that have worked with Angelic Goldsky will be showcasing all of their creations in a
multimedia collaborative poetry exhibition.

Flaming Balloon Closing Poetry Event

June 20, 12 pm

Video presentation of poetry.

Vancouver Park Board and Roundhouse Association in collaboration with Artstarts, Ignite Festival, The Cultch, League of Canadian Poets, and the Canada Council for the Arts4

Artist Biography

Angelic (they/them) is a queer, trans, Russian-Jewish poet dedicated to building cultures of nurturance and expressing timelessness through poetry. They have over 7 years of poetry experience and facilitation experience, and have taught poetry workshops in schools, libraries, with youth groups, in community centres, and dozens of festivals across North America. Much of their activism, has been devoted to queer and trans celebration and dreaming towards new possibilities.