Celebrate Black History Month – Meet Paulina!

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MEET…PAULINA O’KIEFFE

Paulina is a spoken word artist, producer, and artist educator. The Founder of Guerrilla of the Word Productions and the Words by the Water Collective, Paulina is influenced by her diverse descent and her work in multiple communities, bringing her passion to the page and the stage. Her poetry appears in print in ‘Guerillas of the Word’ and “If I Ran the School.” Paulina has performed, produced and hosted shows across the City of Toronto and beyond for the last 13 years. She was a member of the Up From the Roots Poetry SLAM Team who were finalists at the 2015 Canadian Festival of Spoken Word and is the producer of the Words by the Water Literary Festival. Paulina has been using spoken word to teach young people in a number of communities about self-education, expression and empowerment. 

Lakeshore Arts Connection: Paulina first joined our roster of artist facilitators in the ARTiculate summer program of 2014. She has since become one of the lead facilitators for the Shazaam In Focus Program, teaching spoken word in schools in the South Etobicoke Area.

Check out Paulina in action | Visit Paulina’s website

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