Walk the Talk:
Facilitated by Truth Is...
Date: Tuesday, May 1
Registration is now closed. Drop-ins welcome!
3:30pm-5:30pm (2 hours)
Rideau Heights Community Centre & Library
85 MacCauley St.
In the Youth Room
There will be free transportation offered by the festival from downtown Kingston to the Rideau Heights Community Centre. Please indicate whether or not you require transportation on the form below and we'll send you more information.
***This workshop is eligible for a Reach Ahead Activity in the Arts & Culture Specialist High Skills Major Program***
For poets, connecting with your audience is the next step toward having a better relationship with the poems you present; so what can happen when you know how to follow through? For some, doing poetry is not the dream, but there is no reason it shouldn't help to achieve one well beyond the stage. During Walk the Talk participants will craft powerful opening lines, strengthen their power of speech, explore confidence, while exercising various techniques connected with effective expression.
Requirements/What to bring
As a Queer, POC spoken word poet and speaker Truth Is... takes an unique approach to talking about the intricacies of various topics and related traumas in a global and personal context. Their intersectional approach allows for the audience to explore experiences or lack thereof through an empathetic and compassionate lens fostering wellness, community, and resisting shame.
Previously opening for legendary activist Angela Davis, they have also headlined in several conferences focused on social equity, gender equality, labour safety and youth motivation. They are current co-artistic director of not-for-profit arts organization Guelph Spoken Word and have also been the recipient of the Min Sook Lee Labour Arts Awards and Guelph's Top 40 under 40.
See Truth Is… perform live at The Poetry Show following this workshop!