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



READY. SET. WRITE! 📝 Let today's poetry prompt get you started. Don't forget you have just a couple of weeks left to enter our Summer Writing Contest! Learn more: ... See MoreSee Less

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Hamilton Youth Poets

For our friends looking for volunteer hours! Supercrawl has opportunities during the festival this September ⬇️Volunteer applications are NOW OPEN! Energetic, enthusiastic volunteers help make Supercrawl possible. We would love to welcome you to join us Sept. 13-15, 2019! More info: ... See MoreSee Less

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Today's goal: Think about who you are at your core, stripped of all relationships. If you are a spouse or a parent, it's because of other people—but what are you *because* of you? Today spend time on parts of you that aren’t dependent on anyone else. Make your art. Keep moving.

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