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Walang Hiya | Pinxy/Pinay Open Mic Poetry Night

June 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT

Are you a Pinxy/Pinay poet? Do you love poetry? Let’s connect on Thursday, June 15 at the Massy Arts Gallery.

This event is for all poets, no matter what level or genre of poetry you write. No need to be a seasoned pro—this night is all about connecting with each other, and celebrating the beauty of our languages in heartfelt poetry.

In response to the patriarchy, we want to give space to folks who identify as Pinxy or Pinay. We recognize that gender binary is a colonial construct, and the conversation evolves as we pursue decolonization, and also acknowledge that folks who hold Pinxy and Pinay identities need more spaces to be celebrated in.

Snacks will be available at this event, but bring your own water bottle. Please wear a mask. Registration is free, open to all and required for entrance. Register here: Walang Hiya | Pinxy/Pinay Open Mic Poetry Night Tickets, Thu, Jun 15, 2023 at 6:00 PM | Eventbrite

🙌 Sign up to read your poetry:

Huwag kang mahiya (don’t be shy)! We are excited to cheer you on ☺️ Sign up to read your poetry.

You can read anything as long as it’s your work! What can you do in five minutes? One long poem or three mini odes to your favourite tree? We are rooting for you. Poetry can be in any language from the Philippines or English. Please sign up by Thurs, June 1.


The gallery is wheelchair-accessible and there is a gender-neutral washroom on-site. Please don’t wear scents or heavy perfumes.

COVID Protocols: Masks keep our community safe and are mandatory (N95 masks are recommended as they offer the best protection). Extra masks and sanitizers will be provided onsite. If you are showing symptoms, please stay home. Thank you kindly.

Please check out Massy Art Gallery’s detailed accessibility guidelines.


This event is organized by Pinxy and Pinay folks April Alayon, Justinne Ramirez, and Rina Garcia Chua with support from the Jack and Doris Shadbolt Fellowship in the Humanities of Simon Fraser University and Massy Arts Society.

Relationship to lands

This event will take place on the unceded, stolen, and ancestral territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations who have resisted against colonization and have stewarded the lands since time immemorial. As Pinxy/Pinay folks who are here as settler immigrants, migrants, and refugees, we are in solidarity with Indigenous folks in resisting against white supremacy, capitalism, and colonization. This poetry night is intended to keep our hopes up, and to be with community despite the destruction around us.


June 15
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
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23 East Pender Street
Vancouver, BC Canada
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