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Poetry Saved Our Lives


4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. on recurring dates listed below
60 mins

Coach Josh leads a series of ongoing workshops on poetry and spoken word. Share an on-going piece, create a new one, develop your writing and get feedback. For teens 13-19.

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.

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Upcoming Dates:

Wed Jan 27
Wed Feb 03
Wed Feb 10
Wed Feb 17
Wed Feb 24
Wed Mar 03
Wed Mar 10
Wed Mar 24
Wed Mar 31
Wed Apr 07