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Poetry Saved Our Lives

EVT26835

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

Location

Morningside

Spoken word artist Randell Adjei leads the Poetry Saved Our Lives workshops at Morningside 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.

"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 Oct 02
Wed Oct 09
Wed Oct 16
Wed Oct 23
Wed Oct 30
Wed Nov 06
Wed Nov 13
Wed Nov 20