A proud and recognizable resident of Toronto’s Regent Park, Britta B. has made a name for herself as a spoken word poet both in competitive and feature performances nationwide, including the National Poetry Slam and Canadian Festival of Spoken Word. She’s also held the Toronto International Poetry Slam championship title while representing Toronto at the Woman of the World Poetry Slam.
As an Arts Educator and Leadership Workshop Facilitator, Britta has worked with students of all abilities and backgrounds in more than 250 schools and community centers nationwide. In 2016, Britta was selected as an Artist-In-Resident for The Power Plant Power Youth Program, mentoring youth in Regent Park through meaningful and artistic engagement with an emphasis on community collaboration. Britta is also a returning juror and mentor for the tdsbCREATES program.
Britta features as a lead cast member in the musical and award winning documentary film, The Journey, based on the revitalization of Regent Park. She has spoken at several TEDx events including TEDxDistilleryDistrictWomen and has had numerous performances on the St. Lawrence Center for the Arts’ stage for Dwayne Morgan’s production of When Sisters Speak. Most recently, Britta toured across Canada as the resident poet for the second installment of Ask Her Talks presented by the Stephen Lewis Foundation.
With a passion to provide ongoing mentorship for “at-promise” youth, Britta also facilitates after-school leadership programming with UNITY Charity and a self-care project for youth residing on the Fort Chipewyan reserve in northern Alberta.
To find out where Britta is performing or if you would like to book her for an event, feel free to introduce yourself at firstname.lastname@example.org