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Wed, Jan 13


Victoria Poetry Project feat. Hector Castaneda!

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Victoria Poetry Project feat. Hector Castaneda!
Victoria Poetry Project feat. Hector Castaneda!

Time & Location

Jan 13, 2021, 8:00 PM PST

About the Event

📷Show starts at 8 PM on our facebook page! 




  • Hello, I’m Héctor Castañeda; poet, music producer, singer-songwriter, graphic designer, event curator, gardener, UCSC junior, and much more. I consider myself a jack of all trades. Poetry is my spellwork, setting and transforming the stage for my various other creative disciplines to come into fruition. I have been part of racial, educational, and environmental justice organizations dedicated to cultivating a better future for all, especially marginalized communities. I come from San José and a proud, hard-working family of immigrants. As a second-generation college graduate in my family and an increasingly engaged member in the poetic community, I consider it a great privilege to have various mediums of communal and academic support for my writing growth.  

  • My writing and musical themes often touch on intuition, ancestral energy, linguistics, surrealism, religion, color, organized chaos, metaphysicality, (in)harmony, philosophy, queerness, biology, marginalized bodies, the rewritten and unwritten. I’m a shapeshifting chameleon night owl bellowing into the oceanic void, constantly phoenixing the architecture of my body. I’ve had the pleasure to be published in the Mercury News, various zines (“The Radical Zine Vol. 2” with The Resource Center for Nonviolence, “Lissen… Vol. 1”), Rigorous Magazine, and 

  • For creative inquiries, please contact or @dogdaysareover_hectorc on Instagram.

Tongues of Fire is our spoken word open mic that happens three times a month on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Wednesdays of the month. You'll hear (up to) 5-minute sets from (up to) 12 performers, plus a 25-minute set from our featured poet.

To sign up for the open mic, between 4:30-7:30 PM, email Julia at juliaalbanocrockford[at]gmail[dot]com with your stage name and “ToF open mic” in the subject line. 12 spots, 5 minute max please including banter- First come, first served!


Admission is $0-$10 sliding scale, and all donations can be sent to vppfunds[at]gmail[dot]com (VPP would be very grateful if folks could donate once/month instead of after each show because we have limited monthly transactions at our bank at this time).

Victoria Poetry Project would like to acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts AND the Province of British Columbia.

Victoria Poetry Project respectfully recognizes that our series events take place on the traditional and unceded territory of the Lekwungen people, now known as the Esquimalt and Songhees First Nations. We recognize the colonial violence that led to the creation of Victoria, and how that allows our organization to exist. We aim to always be cognizant of who is represented on our stages, and to do what we can to reach out to groups who aren't.

SAFER SPACES: We strive to make all of our spaces safe for people of all backgrounds and identities. Homophobia, misogyny, racism, transphobia, and any and all other kinds of discrimination will not be tolerated on stage or among our audience, and will be dealt with according to our Anti-Harassment Policy. If you'd like to know more, please reach out to to our Anti-Harassment Team (AHT) via email at vppgrievance[at]gmail[dot]com. If anyone is experiencing harassment at any of our events, please email our team - all emails are confidential.

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