Power Youth

Spoken Word with Joshua "Scribe" Watkis

The Power Plant has postponed all programming until further notice in view of the COVID-19 public health emergency. For updates, please continue to refer to Toronto Public Health.

Joshua “Scribe” Watkis is an award winning spoken word artist, devoted to the art of storytelling. The Scarborough-born poet has performed on stages across Canada, appeared on CBC’s Poetic License and opened for legendary hip-hop band The Roots. As an arts educator, he teaches programs and workshops around the city, sharing the importance of self-expression. Joshua guides youth in the process of what he calls “the bravest thing on Earth:” telling their stories, in their words, out loud.

Joshua’s programming at Neptune will focus on using spoken word to build positive self-image, and developing community around the principle of “Respect.”