Nov 15, 4:30pm – 6:30pm
This introductory spoken word workshop for youth will emphasize group participation, storytelling, and positive resistance & activism. Led by Nathaniel Marshall, the star of the award-winning documentary Louder Than A Bomb, with assistance form Regent Park’s own young poet Mustafa Ahmed, this workshop is for teens interested in performing and learning more about spoken word and sound poetry.
Nathaniel Marshall is from the South Side of Chicago. He is an MFA candidate in Creative Writing and the University of Michigan and has been a teaching artist at several literary organizations. Nathaniel is the founder of the Lost Count Scholarship Fund that promotes youth violence prevention in Chicago.
Mustafa Ahmed is a young poet and a resident of Regent Park. He has performed in various places including Roy Thompson Hall, Hot Docs Festival and TEDxToronto. He hopes to use his writing skills to touch hearts, minds and inspire younger generations to be more active in the world!
This workshops is co-presented with the Toronto Jewish Film Festival