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Poetry Saved Our Lives


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



Spoken word artist Nasim Asgari leads the Poetry Saved Our Lives workshops at Albion 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.


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Upcoming Dates:

Wed Jan 23
Wed Jan 30
Wed Feb 06
Wed Feb 13
Wed Feb 20
Wed Feb 27
Wed Mar 06
Wed Mar 20
Wed Mar 27
Wed Apr 03
Wed Apr 10
Wed Apr 17
Wed Apr 24
Wed May 01