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Under The Table Poetry: Open Mic featuring Ruthless

July 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT

Under the Table Open Mic 
Join us for Under The Table, an exciting open mic series highlighting the work of queer & disabled writers.

When and where (Date and time)
Tuesday, June 4th, 6 – 8 PM

Massy Arts Society 23 East Pender Street Vancouver, BC V6A 1S9

About this event
On Tuesday, June 4th at 6 PM, join Massy Arts Society and a collective of brilliant poet organizers for Under the Table Poetry Open Mic. This event will not have a feature poet, leaving even more space for our wonderful open mic-ers!

We invite you to a space centering disabled and/or queer poets. Sign up for the open mic and share your words with a room full of community! Under the Table is a place to laugh, cry, celebrate and sit in the richness of disabled and queer life, writing and poetics.

(we run on crip time with the understanding that bodies and brains aren’t always on schedule)

This event will unfortunately not have ASL interpretation. We are working to secure funding to continue having ASL at future events.

Under the Table is an open mic series centering disabled and/or queer poets. This series was dreamed up out of a desire to share work, experience art, and connect with community in a covid safer, more accessible, and anti-oppressive space. Partnering with Massy Art Gallery and Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture, Under the Table Open Mic Series will be on the first Tuesday of each month with some events in person at Massy Arts Society and others virtually on zoom. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/under-the-table-poetry-open-mic-tickets-900756947277

Venue & Accessibility

The event will be hosted at the Massy Arts Gallery, at 23 East Pender Street in Chinatown, Vancouver.

Massy Arts Gallery is a single-level space, in one single room. The entryway to the building is 38″ wide, with a transition less than 0.5″. The front door is a push door that swings inward to the left. There is no automatic opening door or switch but the door will stay open until the show starts. There is one gender-inclusive bathroom in the space. The door is not automatic. Pull to enter, push to exit. The width of the doorway is 90cm / 35.5in. The bathroom is 45sq ft. There are two sets of grab bars located behind and to the right of the toilet. The space is a scent-free space. We kindly ask that event attendees refrain from wearing scented products in the space. The venue has a scent free soap and uses scent free cleaning products.

This event will unfortunately not have ASL interpretation. We are working to secure funding to continue having ASL at future events. For more info on accessibility including transit and parking, seating, and venue measurements and floor plan, please visit: massyarts.com/accessibility. If you have questions about accessibility at this event please email us at patricia@massybooks.com or info@massyarts.com


Masks are required for this event (N95 masks are recommended as they offer the best protection) and will be provided for anyone who does not bring one. There will be an air purifier in the space as well as antibacterial microphone covers. The host and feature poet will rapid test before the event and we encourage attendees to rapid test before coming as well. We ask that you stay home if you are showing symptoms or had a recent exposure.

About Under The Table:

Under the Table is a space where the richness that is queer and disabled life and art, flourishes and finds a home. It’s a space to share work that’s asking to be told, but might not be welcomed in other spaces if you are able to access those spaces at all. It’s a space where being queer and/or disabled (whether or not those specific words resonate for you) makes your work a brilliant fit, regardless of how queer or disabled you think the poetry you wish to share is, how connected you are to disabled and/or queer community, and whether you feel disabled and/or queer “enough” to participate. Come to “Under the Table” to laugh, cry, celebrate, sit in discomfort, feel understood, and be together.





July 2
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
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23 East Pender Street
Vancouver, BC Canada
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