Academy of the Impossible, Impossible Arts and the Toronto Street Writers are thrilled to announce our new Sound Poets? Circle, a free hip-hop and spoken word workshop series for youth ages 16-29!
Sound Poets? Circle runs on Monday evenings starting March 11, 2013 at the Academy of the Impossible. This is a three-month workshop on creating and recording sound and music, writing hip hop lyrics and spoken-word poetry. This is a “use what you got to get what you want” program that will inspire group participation, creativity and resistance through art.
Participants will work with established and emerging facilitators and artists: rosina kazi (lal), Mindbender Supreme, The Grimace, and producer Nicholas Murray (lal/da grassroots). We will work individually and collectively in groups, edit and record work, polish our live performances, perform on stage, and create finished MP3s of our work.
We encourage everyone between the ages of 16 and 29 to apply. This program is geared towards anyone interested in words and sounds! Please note that we will place emphasis on marginalized, diverse voices and experiences.
Space is limited. To join, please register by sending an email to email@example.com or calling 416-779-1448
The details are as follows:
* The workshops are FREE and run from 6 to 8 pm every Monday. We start on March 11 and run to May 27, 2013.
* We meet at the Academy of the Impossible (231 Wallace Avenue, just west of Lansdowne Avenue)
* The group is only for youth ages 16 ? 29.
* We provide snacks (and TTC tokens if transportation is a barrier).
* Because of the learning and group work in this program, it is highly suggested that participants try to attend all the sessions.
* The program will end with a final public event on May 31, where participants and facilitators will perform for friends, family and the community.
Impossible Arts would like to acknowledge the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Academy of the Impossible, Diaspora Dialogues and Metaviews Media Management for their support in making Sound Poets? Circle possible.
For more information about Impossible Arts, contact coordinators Emily Pohl-Weary and Irfan Ali at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 416-779-1448 (Emily) or 647-678-1185 (Irfan). Thanks!