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© 2016 by LAMOI SIMMONDS. 

These workshops are created to facilitate intentional experiences. My desire is to help you find your authentic artistic self and to settle into the power of your voice. As a multi-facted being I know what it is to desire a space to create, heal, discuss and express myself through art and vulnerable exploring, and these workshops are designed to make that happen for you.

 

If you are interested in participating in a workshop or if you want to have your group experience a workshop, please fill out the booking form so we can connect.

                               

 

Create. Heal. Be Powerful.

 

 

Courage Through Perspective.

 

Exploring stereotypes, personal insecurities, dis/abilities, and situations, and how to change the perspective through literary writings and powerful spoken word performances to one of empowerment and change. Drawing on my own battle with my disability, this workshop will encourage attendees to face the stories told about them and harness their power to change the narrative.


The Writers' Circle

An informal writing workshop the 1st Thursday of every month. Created to be a safe space for writers of different backgrounds and genres to create new works, complete unfinished works and get feedback on ideas. The Writers' Circle meets at Chinguacousy Branch Library, Program room , in Brampton at 7pm. There is no admission.

 


Art As Activism

This workshop was created during my years facilitating spoken word workshops at Havergal College for Youth Without Shelter's Campaign Tokens 4 Change. Art as a vehicle for activism can be a tricky path to walk, and this workshop is a beginners course in how to use our voice, life experiences and perspectives to speak on a topic for action and change. Navigating very real truths such as guilt and privilege, participants will learn how to write and perform in ways that do not invalidate the voices of those we are standing with, but rather lifts up their voice by not using our platform to speak over and/or for them.



Black Art as Affirmation to Black Bodies
 

This workshops objective is to identify the affirming messages in musical, literary and visual art by black artists, and to re-imagine these affirming messages through poetry writing prompts as how it relates to their own personal contexts and lived experiences.