Q Summit

The Q Summit Project is an arts-based initiative that will create space for students ages 13 to 25 who identify within and/or allies of the 2SLGBTQ+ community. A workshop series using spoken word as a tool for advocacy will be facilitated in the Fall.

Q Summit: Spoken Word

Dates: Thursdays – October 15, 22, 29| November 5, 12, 19, 26| December 3
Time: 6:00- 8:00 pm
Location: Via Zoom


For more information, please contact Matt O’Connor, Community Programs Coordinator, via email: matt@lakeshorearts.ca

Meet your facilitators

Top: Emily Dial (Em), Bottom: Cassandra Myers (Cass)

Cassandra Myers and Emily Dial

Cassandra (they/she) and Emily (they/she) are both poets and forever partners. They were both named Best Poet at the College Unions Poetry Slam 2018, 2018(respectively) and have a fierce craft and performance style that unites them over their love of poetry.

Cassandra is a queer, trans, crip, mad, South Asian-Italian poet, performer, educator, and social worker from Toronto, Ontario. She has a Masters of Social Work Candidate from York University and is also a crisis intervention counsellor and youth worker, specializing in care for sexual violence survivors and the BIPOC LGBTQ2SIA+ community.

Cassandra has performed poetry across the United States and Canada, and their debut collection, Smash the Headlights, is forthcoming from Write Bloody North Publishing in 2021. A Pink Door Fellow, her work can be found in Overheard, The Shortline Review, UncommonYOU, and elsewhere.

Em is a queer, triracial, chronically ill poet, educator, and earth-worker born and raised in the Bay Area of California. Em holds a B.S. in biology and M.A in Earth Systems from Standford University and is an earth worker at Black Creek Community Farms.

Em is a 2020 Kundiman Fellow, recipient of the 2019 Mary C Mohr Poetry Award and won PEN Canada’s New Voices Award for 2020!

Come hang with them and write poetry amongst friends! 

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Q Summit is proudly funded by:

Learn more about the Johansen Larson Foundation by visiting: www.jlfoundation.ca

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Twitter: @jlfoundation2