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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Less than a week 'til the festival kicks off! Grab your tickets now on eventbrite!

We are just THREE DAYS away from the start of Voices of Today 2019! Head over to our website,, to get all the info you need about all the awesome events we have planned for the week!

It would be awesome to be able to keep our poets and volunteers fed through the duration of the festival, and we would be incredibly grateful to anyone who could help us do so!

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