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Cancelled: Poetry Saved Our Lives

EVT26838

4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. on recurring dates listed below
120 mins

Location

Centennial

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this event has been cancelled. While we're working to reschedule as many events as possible, no new dates have currently been determined.

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Award-winning spoken word artist Patrick de Belen leads the Poetry Saved Our Lives workshops at Centennial 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 talent 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:

Mon Apr 06
Mon Apr 20
Mon Apr 27
Mon May 04
Mon May 11