Toronto Poetry Slam returns to 918 Bathurst on Oct 7 featuring Eddie Lartey

Date: 
Sunday, October 7, 2018 - 8:00pm
Location: 
Cost: 
$7
Doors Open: 
7:00 PM
Show Begins: 
8:00 PM

We're back at our fall venue, 918 Bathurst, just north of Bathurst Station.
TPP is excited to feature the Hamilton poetry star Eddie Lartey! He is dedicated and equally in love with poetic performance, community building, and bringing spoken word into young minds, where it grows the best. Eddie graduated from McMaster in 2015 from Labour Studies. He is the 2013 and 2015 Grand Slam Champion of Hamilton Youth Poets, has presented work across the province and has represented the city of Hamilton at YouthCanSlam, The Canadian Festival of Spoken Word, and Young Chicago Authors International Grudge Match. As a graduate of McMasters Labour Studies and the Hamilton Youth Poets mentorship program, Lartey has assumed a leadership role within Hamilton for the past three years. Lartey has facilitated workshops within schools, mental health facilities, seniors centers, and with members of the community. This year Eddie won the John Holland Award for Community Service and Emerging Community Arts and Education Award from the city of Hamilton. He remains dedicated to the idea that poets should always be seeking to grow the next generation, making their own voices part of a rising symphonic crescendo of true community.

Hosted by Luke Reece.

Questions? Email info@torontopoetryslam.com