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Poetry Saved Our Lives

EVT25148

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

Location

Richview

Hip-hop and spoken word artist, Joshua Watkis, leads the Poetry Saved Our Lives workshops at Richview 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: Using passion, pain and a pen, Joshua "Scribe" Watkis is a storyteller who practices the arts of Hip-Hop & Spoken Word. The Toronto native is one third of the Spoken Word collective 'The Uncharted' and an Arts Educator/Youth Mentor. While performing for humble crowds of 3 in local bars to upwards of 3000 opening for The Roots, the Emcee/Poet brings the same electric vibe to every show. Scribe learned at an early age that humanity's number one fear was not death, but public speaking. He believes he was born to invite you to join him in doing the bravest thing on Earth. Sharing your story, in your words, out loud.

"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:

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