Poets 4 Change 2012

October 26, 2012 - October 28, 2012

Poets 4 Change 2012

Oct 26 – Oct 28, 2012

Fri 7:00 PM – Sun 3:30 PM


“The Poets 4 Change workshops connected volunteer community groups and spoken word artists around social issues resulting in a virtual feast of oral and visual art. Participating with Poets 4 Change offers us an opportunity to experience the effectiveness of spoken word to inspire change.”

Ruth Anne Sutherland, President of The Bay Grandmothers, Halifax (Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign, Stephen Lewis Foundation)

Poets 4 Change is an arts-for-social-change project developed by Wordrhythm Productions (Halifax) in April 2010. Since its inception, Poets 4 Change has cultivated platforms for the creation and performance of new works of poetry and art that educate and advocate for self-empowerment and social change, including a regular CommUNITY spoken word showcase that raises charitable donations for organizations at home and abroad.

Join spoken word artists involved with this dynamic initiative for a weekend of fun and engaging activities that fuse the lyrical prowess of poetry with the colour and vibrancy of the visual arts.

Program Cost: $345 ($190 tuition+$155 meals/accomodations)

We are still looking for funding to reduce the program cost!

Please register at least 2 weeks in advance to secure your spot in this program.


Shauntay Grant

Shauntay Grant is a writer, spoken word performer, musician, and creative arts facilitator. She has shared her blend of poetry and music internationally at festivals and events, and as Halifax’s third Poet Laureate she organized Canada’s first national gathering of Canadian Poets Laureate in 2010.

Shauntay regularly conducts arts workshops and performances for youth and adults. She is the artistic producer for Wordrhythm Productions, and she coordinates the arts-for-social change project Poets 4 Change. Shauntay is the recipient of a 2011 INSPIRE Award from Big Brothers Big Sisters and a 2010 Poet Of Honour prize from the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word. She serves on the board of Youth Voices of Nova Scotia, and she is the host of CBC Radio’s regional music program All The Best. www.shauntaygrant.com.

Rose Adams

Rose Adams, Program Resource Group (PRG) facilitator. Rose is an artist, educator and facilitator who paints, draws, writes poetry, and inspires and helps others to do the same. She has taught at Mount Saint Vincent University and currently teaches part-time in the Foundation Division of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD).

For more information please visit the website.

Categories: Social Justice  |  The Arts  |  Workshops