Look Deeper: Social Justice Poetry and Spoken Word Workshop – SASKATOON

Saturday, February 13th, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Frances Morrison Central Library, Meeting Room

Facilitator: dee Hobsbawn-Smith, Writer in Residence, Saskatoon Public Library 

This no-charge workshop offers Saskatchewan residents at any level of writing an opportunity to learn about poetry and spoken word techniques in an open, supportive environment. Participants will write and/or receive constructive feedback on poems related to social justice on the themes of health, food, education, and conflict.

This workshop is a part of SCIC’s Look Deeper campaign, encouraging Saskatchewan people to look deeper at the root causes of social justice issues, and to inspire people to use creativity to make a difference. This workshop is offered through a partnership between the Saskatoon Public Library and the Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation (SCIC).

How to participate:

  1. Call 306-975-7555 to register. Participation is free! But spots are limited.
  2. If you have a poem you’re already working on, bring an extra copy (typed, no longer than 1 page in length). The library provides access to a printer and copier: $0.10/copy.

There’s more! A panel of judges will select 6 writers to move on to additional rounds of writing and performance workshops, with the final selected submissions to be recorded as audio art destined for airplay on commercial radio. The deadline to submit pieces is February 29, 2016.

To learn more about the campaign and competition, visit LookDeeper.ca

Additional learning:

To familiarize yourself with the social justice aspects of health, food, education, and conflict before starting to write, read the information about the issues at LookDeeper.ca. The information and stories available there are meant to provide you with additional knowledge and inspiration to tackle these issues through your poetry.