What is The Poetry Burlesque?

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Watch KelownaNow's video interview with The Poetry Elf to learn more about this event and the ideas behind it!

TPB is based in Kelowna B.C., but is open to booking shows in cities across Canada and the U.S. If you are interested to bring The Poetry Burlesque to your community, please reach out to collaborate! The Poetry Elf is happy to do distance work, communicating remotely and traveling to new locations in order to create an immersive experience for different audiences.

Contact for more information at skylah.sheppard@hotmail.com

The Poetry Burlesque is an event better experienced than explained, but here is a brief description.

Created by The Poetry Elf in October 2017, The Poetry Burlesque (TPB) is an 19+ evening of curated performance featuring a variety of individuals in the arts community. Including sassy poets, sexy dancers, comedy, music, drag queens +more! Taking poetry out of colleges and coffee shops, allowing people to have a drink and enjoy poetry and performance art in a unique way. This is a platform to connect our community through a unique stimulation of culture. After all, what's more exciting and relatable than sex?


"Not your typical burlesque"

"I've never heard people cheer so loud for poetry"

"I didn't know what to expect, but I loved it!"