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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Have you participated in our annual festival? We want to hear from you! We invite you to participate in our LTABC: #PoeticLicense Focus Group. Let us know if you are interested in being part of the conversation by filling out this form by Sept 22: #hamont

An Open Letter to Survivors of Sexual Violence and Community Members who attend Take Back the Night

Are you new to a poetry slam? Let us show you how it's done at Sunday's #HYPSlam at The Spice Factory! Whether you're sharing your words with us or cheering on the performers, you're an essential part of the show! 💫 #hamont

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