Through a mix of poetry performance and conversation, Britta B illustrates how she first came to recognize her voice through the art form of spoken word poetry and how it turned into her career. Her talk explores themes of identity, diversity, women’s empowerment and resiliency as a platform for creative and thriving communities.
SPEAK is an introduction to spoken word workshop providing participants an opportunity to develop writing and performance techniques. This session includes a brief history of oral traditions, writing prompts and energizing activities to build confidence and gain comfort with on-stage performance.
Britta B. is a Kingston-born, Toronto-based poet, spoken word performer, emcee and artist educator. Her works have been featured in print, in sound and onstage across North America in notable spheres such as the Art Gallery of Ontario, CBC Arts: Poetic License, The Walrus Talks, TEDx and The Stephen Lewis Foundation. She is an alumna of the Toronto Arts Council Leaders Lab and Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity Spoken Word Residency.
As an artist educator, Britta facilitates artist-training seminars, poetry workshops and social justice programs in partnership with organizations like JAYU (pronounced JAH-YOU), Poetry In Voice, Prologue Performing Arts, League of Canadian Poets and The Power Plant
Britta recently complete a Creative Writing MFA at University of Guelph.