Grades 6-12

All-Star Slam Workshop

Workshop by Brendan McLeod In this workshop, some of Canada’s top spoken word poets lead students through writing and performance exercises. It exposes youth to poetry as a living, breathing art form, while teaching them how to enrich their own writing with poetic and literary devices. Working with professional artists, your students will deepen their…

SLAM

Performance by All-Star Poets The show is hosted by Brendan McLeod and features the former world poetry SLAM champion Ian Keteku, two-time Canadian SLAM champ Andre Prefontaine, and YouTube phenom Sabrina Benaim. In this performance, the professional poets compete for top honours in front of student judges. The event is replete with boisterous cheers, disapproving boos,…

The Spirit of Harriet Tubman

Performance by Leslie McCurdy There are many plays about Harriet Tubman (the famous African-American abolitionist slave who escaped and led missions to rescue 70 enslaved family and friends) but none share her entire life story like a visit with The Spirit of Harriet Tubman as written and performed by Leslie McCurdy. The artist invokes the…

All-Star Poets

Hosting poetry competitions! Brendan McLeod is a former Canadian SLAM poetry champion and Word Runner-up. He was the 2012 Poet of Honour at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word and the 2015 Poet of Honour at the Victoria Spoken Word Festival. He has taught spoken word at Langara College, and is an [...]