The1BlackPoet: Talking Troubles: A Spoken Word Workshop

Presenter: Thandiwe McCarthy
Saturday, May 29, 2021
Start Time: 11 am AST
End Time: 1 pm AST

Using everyday problems as the fuel, this workshop will explore the basics of spoken word poetry through the lens of emotional wellness. The goal is that by the end of the workshop participants will be able to turn any problem into poetry. In learning to speak with different emotions the participants will come away from this workshop knowing a bit more abou the practice of spoken word poetry and themselves.



Presenter Bio:

Thandiwe McCarthy is a writer, spoken word poet, and 7th generation Black Canadian. As a writer, Thandiwe has published essays with the Nova Scotia Advocate exploring his Black identity. In 2020 Thandiwe has performed his poetry at Atlantic Canada’s largest literary event: Frye Festival, at Fredericton’s FLOURISH festival for art, and UNB’s 2020 Art Centre exhibit: ‘Rediscovering the Roots of Black New Brunswickers’. Thandiwe McCarthy lives in Fredericton, New Brunswick and has recently completed his memoir titled Social Oblivion: Raised Black in New Brunswick




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