Power Youth

Spoken Word with Joshua "Scribe" Watkis

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.”