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Top Vancouver events April 12-17: Super villain party, Vaisakhi parade, and David Barsamian

From hot costume parties to media democracy forums, and check out the top parties and events in Vancouver.

Creative writing stories from Onsite

At the Megaphone creative writing program at Onsite -- the detox centre above the Insite safe injection facility -- many writers write poems and stories based on their experiences. The students range...

Homeless for the holidays in downtown Vancouver: photos

I met Ron McGrath at the A&W by Georgia Street in downtown Vancouver. It was still dark  when we sat down to have breakfast.  I couldn't tell right away that he was homeless. His many...

Top Vancouver events Dec 8-11: The season of giving back

There are plenty of events to help you keep warm on the inside during this cold winter season.

"I Work Here" campaign breaks stereotypes about Vancouver's homeless

Homeless and low-income vendors are on the job, and in your neighbourhood.

Stories from creative writing workshops at Onsite

I facilitate creative writing at Onsite, the detox centre just on the upstairs of Insite on East Hastings Street. The workshop is organized by Megaphone magazine, a street paper sold by homeless and...

Great ways to spend the last week in August

Well, we hate to put a damper on things, but this is a friendly reminder that this will be the last weekend of August. Yep, we can't believe it either. Which means that we need to take advantage of...

Powerful readings at Megaphone's "Voices From the Street" launch

Like the Downtown Eastside neighbourhood itself, the writers were multi-faceted and impossible to pigeonhole.

Homeless writers find a voice with Megaphone magazine's literary issue

Megaphone magazine, the homeless publication that gives a voice to people of the Downtown Eastside, is celebrating the launch of its special literary issue, Voices of the Street. The 68-page...