Recognize, appreciate, and develop your distinctive writing voice with Johnny D Trinh

Bring your writing to life with your own voice this Sunday at Kogawa House. Sunday, February 25, 2 – 4:30pm PST Historic Joy Kogawa House 1450 West 64th Avenue Vancouver Learn how to present authentically while maintaining audience engagement in our two-hour workshop led by our current Writer-in-Residence, Johnny D Trinh, the artistic director of Vancouver Poetry House, and the founder and artistic producer of Stage to Page Performance Society. Johnny will offer all participants a range of tools and exercises, including vocal techniques such as breath support, articulation, and embodiment, as well as stage techniques like basic mic technique and stage presence, and reading and performance techniques, including adapting your delivery to match the genre you’re presenting. Hearing your voice and having it heard is a crucial step in recognizing, appreciating, and developing your own distinctive writing style.


  • All bodies and abilities are welcome; we will do our utmost to provide adaptations within our ability. Please let us know in advance if possible. Email
  • Come with a piece of writing up to 2 minutes in length, ideally your own, but for the sake of this workshop, anything is fine.
Admission is by donation. Reserve your spot right now.

This workshop is presented in partnership with Vancouver Poetry House with funding from Heritage Canada.

Johnny D Trinh

About Johnny

Johnny D Trinh is the artistic director of Vancouver Poetry House. Johnny is also the founder and artistic producer of Stage to Page Performance Society, current writer-in-residence at the Moberly Arts and Cultural Centre, and artist-in-residence at the Lionsgate Community Centre in North Vancouver. Johnny is a community-engaged, interdisciplinary artist with practices in spoken word, theatre, music, and creative technology.

Johnny holds a MFA in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Regina, a diploma in Music Theatre Performance from the Randolph College for the Performing Arts, and an Honours BA in Drama from the University of Waterloo.

He is member of the League of Canadian Poets, an alumnus of the Banff Spoken Word Residency and Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre Summer Intensive, and a head coach for the critically acclaimed TEDxSurrey series.