Hullabaloo Artist Profile: Patrick de Belen
Patrick will be part of our electrifying festival opening event, The 2020 All Star Slam. He’s also going to be leading an intense workshop for youth poets during Adventures in Poetry-land. Both of these events will be taking place at the Central Branch of the Vancouver Public Library in the Alice MacKay room. The All Star Slam is Thursday April 16th at 10 AM and 12:30 PM while the workshops will take place on Saturday morning, April 18th.
These events will be taking place on the unceded, ancestral territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh peoples.
From arts educator, to event host, to youth mentor, to award-winning poet/writer, to most recently, directing, Patrick de Belen is a storyteller of many kinds. He strongly believes through these stories he can save the world and himself – and secure the bag – all at the same time.
Along with his own personal projects, PDB has collaborated with many notable organizations – using storytelling to build and serve his community. Find some of these works on his website: PatrickdeBelen.com / follow him on instagram at @patrick_debelen