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POETIC LICENSE 2020

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Welcome to Poetic License. A virtual hip-hop spoken word festival, highlighting the talents of young poets from across the city. The festival includes Olympic style tournaments, all-star performances, contests, and inspiring education for people of all ages.

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Schedule

· Stage
Welcome to Poetic License 2020!
· Networking
Speed Poetics - Meet and Greet
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Mark This Moment
Vanessa  Rotondo
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Meditation with Operation Prefrontal Cortex
Ajani Charles
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Fighting Injustice with Fiction
Dori  Tunstall Eddie  Lartey R Menon Chukwuebuka Ibe
· Stage
A Day in the Archives
· Sessions
A Day in the Archives - Q&A
Gisy Mohamed Tanya p Tobi Bruce
· Stage
Emcee Olympics
Keysha  Freshh paulo leon Mischa Plouffe Lex Leosis Gisy Mohamed Ryan De Riggs
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Stories Read by Rappers
Joshua Watkis Mischa Plouffe Shad Asaad
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The Marvellous Glitch
gary barwin
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Dinner and a Dance ft Defining Movement Dance
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High School Preliminary Bout 1
Ak Asalu
· Networking
Prelims Meet and Greet!
· Stage
High School Preliminary Bout 2
Gisy Mohamed
· Stage
Stories Read by Rappers
Joshua Watkis paulo leon Ryan De Riggs Shad Asaad
· Stage
Junior Poetics Competition
Nea Reid Gisy Mohamed
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The Process of Publishing
Brad Morden Noelle Allen Tanya p
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Queeriosity
· Stage
Speak On It! Live
El Jones Ian Keteku
· Stage
Hamilton Arts Awards on Facebook Live
· Stage
High School Finals
· Stage
DJ After Party

Speakers

Vanessa  Rotondo
Vanessa Rotondo

Mark this Moment Workshop Facilitator

gary barwin
gary barwin

The Marvellous Glitch Performance

Lex Leosis
Lex Leosis

Emcee Olympics Host

Rusty Priske
Rusty Priske

Official Slam Master

Tobi Bruce
Tobi Bruce

Director, Exhibitions and Collections, Art Gallery of Hamilton

Dori  Tunstall
Dori Tunstall

Fighting Injustice with Fiction - Panelist

Brad Morden
Brad Morden

Founder and Publisher at Write Bloody North

Tanya p
Tanya p

HYP Teaching Artist

Ak Asalu
Ak Asalu

HYP Teaching Artist

Kaitlyn Tolch
Kaitlyn Tolch

HYP Teaching Artist

Mischa Plouffe
Mischa Plouffe

Emcee

Keysha  Freshh
Keysha Freshh

Featured Emcee

Ajani Charles
Ajani Charles

Facilitator with Operation Prefrontal Cortex

paulo leon
paulo leon

Emcee

Chukwuebuka Ibe
Chukwuebuka Ibe

HYP Alumna, Playwright, Poet

Eddie  Lartey
Eddie Lartey

Poet

R Menon
R Menon

Playwright, Founder of Red Betty Theatre

Gisy Mohamed
Gisy Mohamed

HYP Teaching Artist

Ryan De Riggs
Ryan De Riggs

Emcee

Shad Asaad
Shad Asaad

Poet and Emcee

Nea Reid
Nea Reid

Artistic and Executive Director, Hamilton Youth Poets

Ian Keteku
Ian Keteku

Poet, Author, Musician, Artist

El Jones
El Jones

Poet, Educator, Journalist, Activist

Joshua Watkis
Joshua Watkis

Aka FAWDA Scribe, Arts Educator, Poet/Emcee, Husband Extraordinaire

Namitha Rathinappillai
Namitha Rathinappillai

Spoken Word Poet, Artist, and Writer

Noelle Allen
Noelle Allen

Publisher at Wolsak and Wynn

The event is over

Hosted by

Hamilton Youth Poets

Booths

Defining Movements Dance

Defining Movements Dance

Summer Dance Classes

Operation Prefrontal Cortex

Operation Prefrontal Cortex

Bringing meditation where it’s needed most

OCAD Faculty Of Design

OCAD Faculty Of Design

OCAD Faculty Of Design

Wolsak and Wynn

Wolsak and Wynn

Hamilton's Literary Publisher

speqtrum

speqtrum

Check-Ins for 2SLGBTQIA+ Youth

Red Betty Theatre

Red Betty Theatre

Sita's Revenge

Factory Media Centre

Factory Media Centre

Factory Media Centre

Laine Groenweg

Laine Groenweg

Hamilton-based Artist/Printmaker

Gary Barwin

Gary Barwin

FOR IT IS A PLEASURE AND A SURPRISE TO BREATHE: THE SELECTED POETRY OF GARY BARWIN

Amber Howard and Associates

Amber Howard and Associates

Working with you where you are AT to take you where you want to GO!

Keysha Freshh

Keysha Freshh

Keysha Freshh's Field Trip

Art Gallery of Hamilton

Art Gallery of Hamilton

Art Gallery of Hamilton: AGH at Home

Write Bloody North

Write Bloody North

Write Bloody North Book Shop!