Lakeshore Arts has partnered with Met Radio to deliver a hands-on program focused on creative writing and radio skills!

Future Frequencies is a new program for youth ages 14-18 to write and record creative segments that will be aired on Met Radio! Through a series of 10 workshops, participants will be mentored by spoken word poet and playwright Faduma Mohamed to put together creative writing pieces and learn how to perform them for radio. The second half of the program will focus on radio production, under the guidance of Met Radio staff, Quinton Bradshaw and Kinza Zafar. Participants will work in-studio at Toronto Metropolitan University to record their pieces.

Note: Priority will be given to participants from low income households.

Program Details:

Dates: Tuesdays, April 2nd to June 4th, 2024

Time: 5:30 to 7:30PM


  • In-person at Lakeshore Arts (2422 Lakeshore Blvd. W., Etobicoke) AND
  • In-person at Met Radio (Toronto Metropolitan University, 55 Gould Street, Toronto). 
  • See registration form for full schedule and locations.

❗Deadline to apply: Wednesday, March 27 at 11:59PM

Questions? Email Revital Weiss at

Photo by Nadijah Robinson
Photo courtesy of MetRadio

Meet the Facilitators

Faduma Mohamed is a Somali-Canadian poet, playwright, arts educator, and autism advocate. Writing from a bio-mythological perspective, she has produced two one-woman plays, OUGHTISM and Golden Mind, which offer reflections on her experience as a sibling of autism while challenging the pursuit to find a “cure.” Her commitment to autism awareness extends beyond the stage; her fundraising initiative called #OughtTheBox has raised $12,000 and benefited autistic individuals in Toronto, Edmonton, Atlanta, and London, England. Apart from her advocacy work, she enjoys combining her passion for the arts and education. She works as an Occasional Teacher and recently applied a drama-based-pedagogy with her Grade 3 summer school students where they wrote and performed an original horror-comedy play titled The Mystery at Brader Junior High. Currently, she is working on her first collection of poetry, delving into the realm of love and heartbreak. Above all, she believes in the power of dreams.

Kinza Zafar (she/her) is a journalism student at Toronto Metropolitan University, photographer and multimedia artist. As Met Radio’s Volunteer Coordinator, Kinza introduces folks to the world of radio and helps equip them with skills across spoken word, music, digital writing and social media to self-produce content! Through journalism and multimedia storytelling, Kinza explores the intersecting worlds of community, social change and the creative arts. She is passionate about using her lived experience within her work. In her spare time, you can catch Kinza at a concert, hunting pre-loved knick knacks, playing video games or curating oddly-specific playlists.

Quinton Bradshaw is a radio maker, arts worker, and illustrator. As Met Radio’s Community Outreach Program Manager, they have co-produced radio series & features and facilitated training workshops with dozens of GTA-based non-profit organizations. As a longtime community radio enthusiast, they particularly love collaborating with and supporting first-time audio producers. In their previous work lives, they’ve been a video producer, digital marketer, volunteer coordinator, and more. They hold a BA in Media Production from Toronto Metropolitan University, and can often be found drawing buildings from around the city and riding their bike.