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WIR 2023 Writing Support & Manuscript Review

2023/09/28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Meet one-on-one with award-winning spoken word artist Johnny MacRae.

To find out more about submission criteria and to book your consultation, click the button below or email Pre-booked consultations will take priority over drop-ins.

Drop-in & consultation hours run from September 21 to October 26, 2022 :

  • Thursdays: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Saturdays: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm*

*The Writer in Residence will be visiting Texada Library on Saturday, October 14.

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


1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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