Hart House Black Futures in Partnership with Multi Faith Centre and co-sponsored by the Department of English.
Nation Building Through Poetry: Poet Laureate Cypher
What happens when you bring together three Poet Laureates past and present, who represent various regions from across Canada? The conversation is sure to get lively, inspired and poetic! Representing Central, Eastern and Western parts of Canada, we have convened current and former Poet Laureates to discuss the impact of spoken word poetry as a method for nation building, marking major events and raising awareness about literary arts in general. Our speakers will engage in cross-national conversations that will touch on their identities and the stories that uniquely capture both their experience, their location and their engagement in the arts. Weaving together a tapestry of the lived experience of both African Canadian and Indigenous ethnicities, our guests will share the challenges, rewards and importance of representation from their perspectives. Join us for a night celebrating the achievements of our poet laureates and honouring Black History Month!