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Poet of the Month: Lishai Peel

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SPEAKout Poetry presents Lishai Peel, an important figure working in the city’s arts community. In recognition of Lishai as our Poet of the Month for March, SPEAKout asked her the following questions: You have been working... read more

Daughters of India

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The barbaric gang-rape and fatal beating of 23-year-old Jyoti Singh Pandey that occurred on December 16, 2012 in New Delhi, India has sparked a fury of protests and debates capturing... read more

Wordsmith II


With time and practice I have become considerably better at penning my words. With that in mind, here are few simple lessons I picked up over the years on how... read more



Writing well is impossibly difficult. Or is it? I learned this reality the hard way. I was not born a writer. So when I am told that I am a... read more

Poets Connect


As many of you know, at the heart of any SPEAKout event are our incredibly talented poets. Lately, we have been receiving an influx of requests for more info about... read more

Girl, you’re it!


  When filmmaker Evan Grae Davis stepped behind the camera in India to shoot a documentary on the country’s human trafficking industry he and his crew discovered a disturbing reality... read more

Have Your Voice Heard!


Coming to Toronto this Saturday, November 17th is a spoken word poetry slam fundraiser for Kids Help Phone. Dubbed “Have Your Voice Heard” this goodwill initiative is a brainchild school... read more

Human Trafficking


Once upon a time, in the summer of year 1791, August 23rd to be exact, an uprising took place. This revolt was nothing ordinary. On an island in what are now... read more