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Leah is a multi-disciplinary artist and published playwright who you may find performing on stages, in bookstores, pubs, cafes, boxing rings, story and dance circles, on the street and at kitchen tables.
Whether recounting personal stories or sharing reworked folktales, she creates vibrant visual landscapes with lyrical precision and poetic allusions.
She is a graduate of the anitafrika! dub theatre residency program and Algonquin College - Journalism Print. Leah has performed in the Summer Works Performance festival under the direction of Dora Award winner, d'bi young. She has appeared as a featured artist or on the open mic at venues and festivals in Ontario, Quebec and Jamaica.
She is the co-founder and co-creator of Flowetic Wednesdays Toronto and the WordSpell spoken word series. Leah has participated in spoken-word poetry competitions including, Capital Slam, the Toronto Poetry Slam, Last Poet Standing and SLAMtario.
She performed at the 17th and 18th Annual Ottawa Storytelling Festivals and shared personal stories woven with original poetry at the Toronto Storytelling festival in 2013. She performed during “Storytelling at the Gladstone Hotel” on Sunday, March 3rd, 2019, as part of the Toronto Storytelling Festival.
She has created and taught workshops on storytelling, public speaking, and poetry for both children and adults including at: the Branksome Hall Junior School; LEAP into Literacy summer camp; The Bi Arts Festival and Flowetic Wednesdays Toronto.
For more info and upcoming events, please visit her blog at: https://spiderweft.wordpress.com/workshops-events/
Email contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Find her photos on Instagram: @thespiderweft
Also on Instagram: affirmations; poetryexcerpts; artwork and inspirational quotes: @ladylightpoeta