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Winter ArtMEETS: Found Poetry!

Facilitator: Hanan Hazime
Saturday February 29, 2020, 1-4pm
St. Matthew’s Clubhouse | 450 Broadview Avenue
Cost: $25 | Register on Eventbrite


Create inspiring poetry with materials around you!

Poetry is everywhere, you just need to find it! Found Poetry is the literary equivalent of a visual collage: you combine concepts and phrases from multiple media (i.e. newspapers, magazines, books, diary entries, and even to-do lists) to create new “found poems”. This is a class for those who are looking to explore poetry in a new, fun way! Come refashion, reorder, and reframe ordinary texts into creative poems with local poet Hanan Hazime. You will learn how to create poems using a variety of found poetry writing methods including the cut-up technique, erasure, blackout poetry, and the cento. At the end of this 2.5-hour workshop, participants will leave with several “found poem collages” that they can frame into unique pieces of literary art! Participants are welcome to bring any print media that they’d like to pull words and phrases from.


Hanan Hazime is a Lebanese- Canadian multidisciplinary artist, creative writer, community arts educator, and writing instructor living in Toronto. She has a Master of Arts degree in English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Windsor. Thanks to an OAC Grant, she is currently working on her first novel.

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In order to continue to support the ArtMEETS program and pay its facilitators a fair CARFAC rate, as well as to offset the cost of high quality art supplies provided during each workshop, each ArtMEETS workshop will be $25. Payment is to be made online at the time of registration, which will be done via Eventbrite. Payments through Eventbrite can be made with any major credit card, or through PayPal.

Unfortunately, East End Arts is not able of offer refunds or exchanges at this time. If you are not able to attend an ArtMEETS workshop that you’ve registered for, please feel free to transfer your ticket to a friend! If you’re transferring your spot to another person, be sure to email them your ticket or hand it to them personally, and let East End Arts know in advance. Thank you!



To ensure that the cost of each workshop does not serve as a barrier to participation, community members will have the opportunity to participate in an ArtMEETS workshop for free via Energy Exchange! An Energy Exchange is a way for you to pay for an ArtMEETS workshop with energy and time, as opposed to with money. Energy Exchange positions will include setting/packing up tables and chairs before and after an ArtMEETS workshop, or dedicating your time as a volunteer at one of our upcoming events. Energy Exchange positions will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis, with preference being given to individuals from low-income households, and/or those who identify as belonging to one or more of the following equity priority groups, as identified by the Toronto Arts Council and the Ontario Arts Council:

  • Indigenous
  • Francophone
  • Person of Colour
  • Deaf
  • Person with Disability/ies
  • Person Living with Mental Illness


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