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Poetry Saved Our Lives

EVT25145

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

Location

Kennedy/Eglinton
Multipurpose Room

Spoken word artist, Randell Adjei, leads the Poetry Saved Our Lives workshops at Kennedy/Eglinton 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: Randell Adjei is a spoken word practitioner & Edutainer who uses the spoken word to empower and create community through Edutainment. He is the founder of one of Toronto's largest youth led initiatives; Reaching Intelligent Souls Everywhere (R.I.S.E Edutainment).

The beat of his Art was found after years of being lost. He found himself by turning his struggles around to inspire others. Randell is also an Inspirational Speaker, Community Organizer and a MaRS DD - Studio Y Cohort 2 fellow. He was featured performer on TEDxUTSC and has opened up for Terry Crews, Paul Mooney, Maestro Fresh Wes and many more.

Randell is the recipient of the Identify & Impact Street Level Advocate Awards by the Toronto Youth Cabinet, Black Canadian Awards - Best Spoken Word award winner. Randell was also named CBC Metro Morning's Torontonian of the Year in 2015 and NOW Magazines Local Hero earlier this year.

"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.
Drop in, no registration required.

Series

TPL Teens • Young Voices

Audiences

Teen

Categories

Book Clubs & Writers Groups

Upcoming Dates:

Tue Feb 19
Tue Feb 26
Tue Mar 05
Tue Mar 19
Tue Mar 26
Tue Apr 02
Tue Apr 09
Tue Apr 16
Tue Apr 23
Tue Apr 30