You are invited for a day of intergenerational learning and reflection featuring poets, artists and performers with a shared history of resistance. This history reminds us of the voices that have come before and that have not vanished, so that we circle back to where we are still standing.
BIPOC Student Workshop | 3pm-4pm | Rm. 187, 100 McCaul St.
Developing Artistic Vision, Led by Janice Jo Lee
Join us for a creative development workshop for BIPOC students focused on the topic of Artistic Vision where we will ask, What is my purpose as an artist? How can I make time and space for art in the rest of my life realistically? Together, we will move through our self-judgement and ego. You will leave with a draft of your artist statement.
Film Screening | The Legend of Sing Hey | Doors: 5pm | Screening: 5:30pm | Rm. 190, 100 McCaul St.
In the docu-musical The Legend of Sing Hey, poet, musician and educator Janice Jo Lee embarks from her hometown of London, Ontario on a tour and road trip that connects her with artists, activists, friends and community members who inspire with their art-making and experiences of resilience. Her ancestor songs may inspire your own journeys.
Reception | 7pm-7:30pm | Rm. 187, 100 McCaul St.
Spoken Word Performances | 7:30pm-8:00pm | Rm. 190, 100 McCaul St.
Performances by emerging and established poets including David Delisca and Jennifer Alicia
Public Talk | 8pm-9pm | Rm. 190, 100 McCaul St.
With Chrystos, Bear Witness and Lillian Allen, moderate by Ashok Mathur
Access to Rooms 187 & 190 is barrier free. There is an accessible, gender neutral washroom on the same floor. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions concerning accessibility.
About The Mighty Pen
The Mighty Pen programming aims to bring voices from the margins and to centre and celebrate BIPOC narratives in all their complexities.
This event is co-presented by the Writing & Learning Centre (WLC) and Creative Writing at OCAD U, with support from The Avie Bennett Chair in Canadian Literature, University of Toronto and funding from Graduate Studies at OCAD U, the Office of the Vice-President, Academic and Provost, the Ontario Post-Secondary Access and Inclusion Program (OPAIP) and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).