February 10th 2018 10:00 AM - February 18th 2018 04:00 PM

Black Poet Residency

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123 King Street West, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Black Poet Residency

EVENT DESCRIPTION

EMPOWERMENT SQUARED AND HAMILTON YOUTH POETS HAVE OPENED UP A SMALL NUMBER OF SPOTS FOR YOUTH TO PARTICIPATE IN A 2 DAY MODIFIED VERSION OF THE BLACK POET RESIDENCY, ON FEBRUARY 17 AND 18.

 

Empowerment Squared and Hamilton Youth Poets invite you to participate in a dynamic 4 part poetry workshop series where you will explore expressing and establishing your identity. This series will also teach poem creation and editing, and translating spoken word to video. You will write your own poem and have the opportunity to create your own high-quality poetry video.


Participants will work with established artists Ian Keteku and Eklipz, and emerging artists Eddie Lartey, Chukky Ibe, Evelyna Ekoko-Kay, Ry DeRiggs, and Akintoye Asalu.


This event is targeted to black youth in Hamilton, ages 12-25, and is suitable for youth with no experience with poetry. The series is free for all participants and includes lunch.


*** registrants must participate in all workshops to complete the series - registration (on Brüha) is limited and will be capped when full


Saturday, February 10
10:30 am to 4 pm
Introduction to Poetry


Sunday, February 11
11 am to 4 pm
In-Depth Workshop


Saturday, February 17
10:30 am to 4 pm
Transforming Poems to Screen


Sunday, February 18
11 am to 4 pm
Production

 

This workshop series is presented as part of Empowerment Squared’s Our Youth Our Future campaign, which seeks to shine a positive light on the contributions and aspirations of young leaders in Hamilton. The initiative consists of a number of engaging workshops and events for black youth held through February and March 2018 in collaboration with community partners, followed by a dynamic outreach campaign. This campaign is supported by the Violence Prevention Campaigns Initiative under the Ontario Black Youth Action Plan.

Learn more and see all events at empowermentsquared.org/ouryouthourfuture

 

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