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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 Patrick Walters leads the Poetry Saved Our Lives workshops at Jane/Dundas 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: Patrick Walters is a poet and arts educator who is dedicated to sharing stories that speak to the issues we all battle daily. His work is a reminder to us to keep going and to not give up on our own hopes and dreams, until we can make them a reality. After graduating with a degree in Psychology from York University, Patrick has been focused primarily on his arts education career as well as sharing his works of poetry on stages across Canadian and American cities as well as St. Kitts & Nevis in the Caribbean where he grew up. His ideals of perseverance and hope in the face of adversity have helped him to this point and today, he shares all those stories, with you!

"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:

Mon Jan 28
Mon Feb 04
Mon Feb 11
Mon Feb 25
Mon Mar 04
Mon Mar 18
Mon Mar 25
Mon Apr 01
Mon Apr 08
Mon Apr 15
Mon Apr 29