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Poetry Saved Our Lives

EVT25150

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. on recurring dates listed below
120 mins

Location

Cedarbrae

Award winning spoken word artist, Patrick de Belen, leads the Poetry Saved Our Lives workshops at Cedarbrae Branch. The workshops will provide youth with mentorship and artistic development opportunities, while providing them with 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 de Belen is a rare breed of artist. This Toronto-based Filipino spoken word poet, performer, speaker, host and educator is one whose formidable acclaim as a performance artist and writer is equaled by his commitment to his community.

Patrick was national slam champion at the 2012 Canadian Festival of Spoken Word, and a performer of note on such platforms as CBC, TED Talk, NEXE and others. He is also the first ever recipient of the Spoken Word Poet of Honour award at YouthCanSlam. He is the director of BAM! Toronto Youth Poetry Slam and the facilitator of the Filipino Storytelling workshop series, "Poetry is Our Second Language."

"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 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