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Poetry Saved Our Lives

EVT24477

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. on recurring dates listed below
120 mins

Location

Weston

Spoken word artist Nasim Asgari leads the Poetry Saved Our Lives workshops at Weston Branch. The workshops will provide youth with mentorship and artistic development opportunities, while providing a platform to showcase their artistic talent and develop leadership skills. Come out and work with some of the finest young poets the city has to offer and showcase your writing at open mic events.

Bio: Nasim Asgari is a thinker and dreamer, born in Tehran and based in Toronto. Nasim is currently in her third year at York University studying human rights and equity studies. A seeker and student of the truth who passionately writes and performs poetry, Nasim began writing at the age of 10 when she decided to use her voice and written words to express herself and bring awareness to issues that are often undermined by today's world. Nasim has shared her poems at events, poetry slams and protests including TEDX Rouge River, R.I.S.E. Edutainment, Gardiner Museum, Creative Time Summit and Art Gallery of Ontario. Her poems will soon be available in her upcoming literary release titled, "what was swept under the persian rug.?

"It's gotten me to come out of my shell and it's gotten me to write more. The people there are uplifting and supportive."
- Dorian, Poetry Saved Our Lives participant

For ages 13-19.

Series

TPL Teens • Young Voices

Audiences

Teen

Categories

Book Clubs & Writers Groups

Upcoming Dates:

Tue Oct 23
Tue Oct 30
Tue Nov 06
Tue Nov 13
Tue Nov 20