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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During lockdown, we've been working extra hard to ensure that our community has continued access to creative outlets and educational resources. We know how important it is to stay connected and express yourself and…

And that’s the slam! Final standings:

1) Tee: 29.3
2) Kaitlyn: 29.1
3) Shad: 27.9

Tune in next week for more weekly slam FIRE🥳🤝

What a legendary first round! Second round getting started right now! Tune in👀🔥

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