Puns, poems and humour

Death Rides a Unicorn Events is putting on another night of funny people and hilarious poems for their witty literary and spoken word performance, Famous Last Words, Season 1 Episode 2.

The event welcomes back returning champions Dina Del Bucchia, RC Weslowski, Lucia Misch, Johnny Trinh and a mystery player, whose name will be unveiled at some point. Specifically designed fun and games will put to the test their literary and comedic merit.

The five contestants or provocateurs as they are called, will try to win their way into the heart of the master of ceremonies, Sara Bynoe on Oct. 27.

With the assistance of the audience Byone and her trusty unicorn sidekick Hilary Angus, will decide who performs best, whose picture of a puppy most looks like a famous poet, and whose 3 line haiku is the wittiest.

Sara Bynoe is an actor, writer, and comedy show producer who is best known for her shows Teen Angst Night, Say Wha?! Readings of Deliciously Rotten Writing, and for appearing in commercials as the frazzled woman in need of a product. A graduate of the acting program at Studio 58 she later earned an MA in Creative and Life Writing from Goldsmiths, University of London. Her column The Environmentalist from Hell appears in Asparagus Magazine where she writes about sustainability and environmental matters. She recently returned to professional theatre in a run of Mom’s The Word at Theatre North West.

Hilary Angus is a writer, photographer, and the former managing editor of Momentum Magazine, an urban cycling lifestyle publication. She has previously written for Rabble.ca and Naked Underground Montreal. Working for years in the non-profit sector before her transition to media, she looks at her subject matter through the lens of social justice. She is interested in human geography, the circular economy, and responsible urbanism, particularly the manner in which our built environments impact our lives in both positive and negative ways.

Famous Last Words, a night of funny people and hilarious poems for a witty literary and spoken word performance | Credit SFU

Meet the provocateurs

Dina Del Bucchia is a writer, podcaster, literary event host, editor, creative writing instructor. She is the author of the short story collection, Don’t Tell Me What to Do, and four collections of poetry: Coping with Emotions and Otters, Blind Items, Rom Com, written with Daniel Zomparelli, and, It’s a Big Deal! She is the artistic director of the Real Vancouver Writers’ Series, hosts the podcast, Can’t Lit, with Jen Sookfong Lee and is on the editorial board of fine.press.

RC Weslowski is a spoken word poet and storyteller, a clown performer, a playwright, workshop facilitator, event MC and a professional voice over artist. His first book of poetry, My Soft Response to the Wars is out on Write Bloody North Publishing.

A veteran arts educator, Lucia Misch is committed to helping others—especially youth—step into their creative, personal, and political power through writing. She facilitates spoken word workshops with WordPlay: Poetry In Schools, as an ArtStarts Poet in Residence, and a teaching artist at youth camps up and down the West Coast.

Her first collection of poetry, The Problem With Solitaire was released by Write Bloody North in 2020.The book considers the question: when we play against ourselves, who wins?.

An award-winning playwright, and author of several chapbooks, Johnny D Trinh is a member of the League of Canadian Poets, and holds an MFA in Interdisciplinary Studies: Theatre & Creative Technology. Johnny’s research focuses on autho-ethnographic performance, and spoken word as a primary method in community-engaged art. Exploring the use of spoken word, music, video, social media, movement, theatre, and creative technology- Johnny’s practice integrates the multi-layered realities within which we exist to create immersive spoken word experiences. His first audio album #undeniable was released in July 2017.

The Player to be Named Later is a surprise poet /performer that may or may not announce before the show.

For more information visit: : http://events.sfu.ca/event/32149-famous-last-words-season-1-episode-2