Authors & Headliners
Spoken word poet Jillian Christmas lives in Vancouver, BC., where she serves as co-director of Versəs Festival of Words. She has won Grand Poetry-Slam Championship titles at both the Vancouver BedRocc poetry-slam (2011), as well as the Vancouver Poetry Slam (2012). An enthusiastic organizer within the Canadian poetry community, Jillian has developed and executed programs in partnership with organizations like the Toronto Poetry Project, and facilitates spoken-word workshops for youth and adults across the country. She is the volunteer coordinator for Hullabaloo: Youth Spoken Word Festival. Jillian tours the west coast, experimenting with music/poetry fusion, collaborating with the likes of The Recipe, C. R. Avery, and powerhouse vocalist Chelsea D. E. Johnson.