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Cancelled: Poetry Saved Our Lives


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



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.


Spoken word artist Patrick Walters leads the Poetry Saved Our Lives workshops at Jane/Sheppard 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 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:

Tue Apr 07
Tue Apr 14
Tue Apr 21
Tue Apr 28
Tue May 05