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WIR 2023 Finding Memoirs in Objects

2023/09/26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

PRPL’s Writer in Residence, Johnny MacRae will discuss how personal objects from our lives can become vehicles for our personal stories. He will also examine the impact our understanding of our own memoirs when we when we look at the story from a lens outside of ourselves. Drop-in

PRPL’s 2023 Writer in Residence – Johnny MacRae

Residency Dates:  September 15th, 2023 – October 27th, 2023

Johnny MacRae is a spoken word (or mouthy) poet of Gaelic ancestry who lives on the unceded ancestral territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-waututh), and sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) nations.

Since arriving on the Van Slam stage in 2009, Johnny has won regional and national poetry slam titles. Although best known for his high energy and humorous poems, Johnny is a versatile artist whose work ranges from poetry slam, to site-specific storytelling, to spoken word theatre.

2023 is the second  year of PRPL’s Writer in Residence program, for more information go to


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Mark Merlino, Adult Services Coordinator
604-485-4796 (ext 206)