Hullabaloo Artist Profile: Christopher Tse

Chris will be showcasing his talents as part of the All Star Slam on Thursday April 16th with two performances at 10 am and 12:30 pm.  And then later in the evening on the 16th Chris will be our featured poet at the annual Hullabaloo Spoken Word Jamboree.  This event officially kicks off the festival as all 16 teams perform intro poems highlighting their personalities and style.  Chris will also be leading a poetry workshop as part of Adventures in Poetry-land on Saturday morning.  So if you like what you see at the All Star Slam or the Jamboree sign up for Chris’ workshop.

These events will be taking place in the unceded, ancestral lands of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh peoples.


Christopher Tse is an artist, educator, and settler currently living on Songhees, Esquimalt, and WSANEC territory in what is otherwise known as Victoria, BC. He placed second at both the 2011 Poetry Slam World Cup and 2016 Rio International Poetry Slam, and is a former Canadian national slam champion. Tse has shared the stage with Martin Luther King III, Shane Koyczan, and Demi Lovato, and his work has appeared on CBC, CTV, and on radio stations from Ghana to Australia. A brown boy with 6th generation immigrant roots on Turtle Island, Tse is currently finishing his master’s in Critical Social Work with a focus on how arts-based activism aligns with youth organizing and decolonization. He writes on identity, intimacy, immigration, and basketball.