MAY 26, 2023–SIGN UP for “Voices of the Street Launch – Losing Hope, Finding Home”

2023 Voices of the Street Launch – Losing Hope, Finding Home

Join Megaphone Magazine May 26, 2023, from 6:30-8:30 PM, to celebrate the launch of Megaphone’s 2023 and 13th annual Voices of the Street special literary edition Losing Hope, Finding Home. This anthology features work from 23 writers marginalized by homelessness and poverty, including Megaphone vendors and participants of Megaphone’s creative writing community workshops.

The night will feature heartfelt stories, readings from a handful of Voices of the Street writers, insight from community photographers whose photos complement the writing and a special poetry reading from Vancouver’s Poet Laureate, Fiona Tinwei Lam. This event is a beautiful combination of the tenderness, humour and perseverance that makes the Megaphone community special.

Tickets are $10. Though the ticket prices help us cover costs for this project, it is important to us that income is not a barrier. If you’d like to attend and the cost is a barrier, please email

This event sells out every year. Get your ticket early to avoid disappointment!

Event Schedule:

6:00-6:30: Doors Open. Coffee, tea and light refreshments.

6:30-8:30: Readings, stories and music, including a special reading from Vancouver Poet Laureate Fiona Tinwei Lam.

8:30-9:00: Reception to follow with refreshments. This event also marks the end of the 2nd annual DTES Writers Festival.

Purchasing Voices of the Street

The 2023 Voices of the Street literary anthology Losing Hope, Finding Home will be available for purchase from Megaphone vendors for $10 (cash or with the Megaphone cashless payment app available for iPhone and Android – or search The Megaphone App in the App store or Google Play).




– SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (event located in the Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre) is fully wheelchair accessible: there is a ramp to access the building entrance, automatic button-activated doors, and an elevator to the second floor. We will gladly set aside seating areas for attendees with wheelchairs, scooters and mobility devices.

– Washrooms will be gender-neutral.

– This is a scent-reduced space. Please refrain from wearing fragrances. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee a space that is 100% scent-free.

Please get in touch if you have further or more specific accessibility questions.

Please note: donations made through this ticket page are not tax-deductible. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to support Megaphone’s work, please do so here:

We are currently in the midst of our Spring campaign to raise $30,000 to support our creative writing workshops and peer-led editorial board.

P.S. Check out this short video for a sense of what you can expect…

2017 Voices of the Street Launch:

Thank you to our 2023 Voices of the Street sponsors!

Fri, May 26, 2023 6:15 PM – 8:15 PM PDT
SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
(Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre)

149 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4



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