In December of 2018, we introduced the Black Poet Residency to our programming. It's an intensive and dynamic workshop series for young writers, performers and creative-minded individuals from across Hamilton.

As a member of the residency, youth have the opportunity to learn from and work with award-winning, critically acclaimed artists. Through their guidance, group members hone their skills, connect with the greater community, and create a strong, impressive professional portfolio​; leaving a legacy for future generations of Black youth to be inspired by.


Provoking a movement
from silence to empowerment



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Our new weekly radio show #SpeakOnIt premieres tomorrow, Oct 19 on @MohawkCollege campus radio @1015TheHawk! Recorded by our Black Poet Residency @TheAGH. In our first ep, meet the BPR crew + hear our interview with @MatthewGreenNDP. Tune in Saturday 2pm:

The next #HYPSlam is coming up! We're blessed to have Edmonton's Poet Laureate @AnotherNisha as this month's featured artist. Nisha will also host a free workshop on poems of resistance at 5pm before the slam. Do not miss this! More info: #hamont

Looking for Strong Youth Leadership to Run Programs @HWDSB @HWDCB @MatthewGreenNDP @HYP_SLAM @youthcan_hamont @nyc_hamilton @youthengager @HamYouth connecting with all youth groups to continue great programs throughout our City. Send your info

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