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Event Details

Venue: Victoria Conference Centre

Time: 7 PM - 10 PM

Location: Map

Admission: $20

Registration: Register

Pride in the Word

The largest Pride literary event in Canada features six writers bringing an intersectional lens to our 2SLGBTQIA+ communities with words and performance. Pride In The Word is hosted by its renowned co-founder, Billeh Nickerson.

Masks are mandatory to keep our communities safe.



  • Tawahum Bige, who is Lutselk’e Dene and Plains Cree and Two-Spirit, reading from his new collection, Cut to Fortress;
  • Robin Stevenson, who will read from her new picture book, Pride Puppy;
  • Ali Blythe author of two critically acclaimed books exploring trans-poetics;
  • Danny Ramadan, a Syrian-Canadian author, public speaker and advocate for LGBTQ+ refugees, reading from his forthcoming novel, The Foghorn Echoes (2022) Penguin Random House; and
  • Isabella Wang, who will read from her debut collection of poems, Pebble Swing, short-listed for the 2022 BC and Yukon Book Prizes and nominated for the Livesay prize.

Cost: Tickets $20.00 sold via eventbrite + select number sold at the door.

(Sliding scale & pay-it-forward) purchase two tickets and pass one on to a community member.


Presented by the Victoria Pride Society, the Victoria Pride Festival provides opportunities for local 2SLGBTQIA+ communities to be visible, to celebrate, to advocate and to feel connected to community.

The Victoria Pride Festival 2022 will be June 23 to July 2. A full list of festival events can be found on the Victoria Pride website: https://victoriapridesociety.org/pride-2022/

Victoria Conference Centre

638 Fisgard Street

Victoria, BC V8W 1R6

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