Spoken Word/Poetry

Scarborough Arts, in collaboration with RISE Edutainment and the Toronto Public Library, presents the EAST Spoken Word/Poetry Collective for youth ages 12-18. This Collective provides youth with local opportunities to explore creativity and performance and develop their craft in poetry and spoken word under the guidance of emerging artists and community facilitators from RISE Edutainment. Taking the idea of “neighbourhood games” as a theme, the program is designed to promote youth creative expression, animate communities and public spaces, and inspire collaboration between young performers and their peers across Scarborough. Participants in the program will be able to showcase their work, receive feedback, and learn about wider youth arts networks and resources in Toronto.

The FREE workshops are anchored in four key Scarborough neighbourhoods and will take place at the following local Toronto Public Library Branches:

  • Agincourt Branch (155 Bonis Avenue) – May 13-June 14 (Tuesdays 4-5:30 pm)
  • Malvern Branch (30 Sewells Road) – June 21-July 26 (Saturdays 2-3:30 pm)
  • Morningside Branch (4279 Lawrence Avenue East) – August 2-September 6 (Saturdays 2-3:30 pm)
  • Cedarbrae Branch (645 Markham Road) – September 13-October 11 (Saturdays 2-3:30 pm)

Registration is required. Please click here to download the registration form or visit the Information Desk at one of the above library branches to pick up a copy.

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