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Voices of the Street Launch Party

Last week I was asked by Megaphone Magazine to shoot a launch party for their special issue called Voices of the Street. The event was held at the Waldorf Hotel in East Vancouver. Below is a slide show of photos from the event.

Here’s what Megaphone had to say about the issue:

"Megaphone is pleased to launch a very special edition of the magazine: Voices of the Street, Megaphone’s special literary issue. 

 This 68-page edition of the magazine exclusively features writing, poetry and prose from Megaphone’s community writing workshop program, which is run in treatment centres, social housing buildings and community centres in the Downtown Eastside and downtown Vancouver. Megaphone vendors buy each of these very special issues for $2 and sell them on the street for $5.

 In this issue, you’ll read powerful stories and poems about what it’s like to be homeless, have an addiction, and live in the Downtown Eastside. By using creative writing to tell their stories, our writers help our readers gain a very intimate understanding of these issues.”

Voices of the Street Lauch Party - Images by Matthew Zylstra Sawatzky

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