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Since his first poetry slam in 2009, Johnny MacRae has emerged as one of Canada’s best upcoming spoken word artists.

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In competition, he has represented both Vancouver and Victoria at national poetry slam tournaments (Vancouver, 2009/2010; Victoria, 2013).  Having won the title of Van Slam champion in 2010, and Canadian Underground Individual champion in 2011, he went on to be named the 2013 Victoria Spoken Word Festival Poet of Honour.  Since 2010, he has also collaborated extensively with Shayne avec i grec as 2 Dope Boys in a Cadillac. Both solo and with 2 Dope Boys, he has toured North America on a regular basis.


Beyond his growing reputation as a writer and performer, he has established his capabilities as an organizer and educator. In 2013, after four years facilitating workshops in high schools, MacRae took over as the Youth Education Coordinator at Vancouver Poetry House.  Additionally that year, he founded the Victoria Poetry Project’s youth education program, Raising Voices.  Strongly committed to his form, MacRae has continued to prove an exciting and innovative performance poet, and an effective educator and organizer.

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Do your students hate poetry? Do they think it’s boring? stupid? irrelevant?

Johnny MacRae brings almost a decade of experience to arts education for youth.  His spoken word workshops and performances will help students connect with poetry as something fun, exciting, and relevant to their lives.  His school visits will leave your students recognizing that, aside from a useful tool, writing and performing poetry can be a source of pleasure.

Not a school?  If you are interested in writing and performance workshops for a private group or professional organization, contact Johnny for more information or to make inquiries.


A spoken word performance can be a great way to engage and excite people attending your events.  Commissioning a poem specific to the event will blow them away!

Johnny has a proven ability to create work that speaks to the purpose of your event, whether exploring an idea, a political issue, or celebrating a person or group of people.

Rates for commission are dependent upon the nature of the project.

Start An Evolution - UBC Commission

Piece of Paper - UBC Commission


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Contact me about booking a workshop at your school or business, commissioning a poem for your event, grant writing or just to say hi.

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Vancouver, BC

Bookings available for the Greater Vancouver area.

Victoria, BC

Bookings available for the Greater Victoria area.

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