Literature for Life Presents Poetic Fashion – September 2nd, 2010

Literature for Life announces the all-star line-up for the second annual POETIC FASHION to be held 7pm on September 2, 2010 at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts.

Juno Award Nominee Kim Davis and Raptors TV Showtime Host Akil Augustine host a showcase of some of Toronto’s best up and coming designers – including Rod Philipot of Shkank, Gregory Allen, and Sodaliscious.

Poetic Fashion also showcases some of Toronto’s best talent including Canadian Beatbox Champion Scott Jackson, composer and pianist JD Keys and Apollo Amateur Night Winner Blake Carrington alongside a host of established and up and coming spoken word artists from Toronto’s priority neighbourhoods.

Poetic Fashion is a model youth leadership initiative – run by youth for youth – and committed to building bridges not barriers between Toronto’s at-risk communities, finding commonalities, not differences.

Tickets for Poetic Fashion, which go to support Literature for Life’s core programming, are $26 each +HST available online @ www.stlc.com . Or for pick-up by contacting Amiga Taylor.

The Poetic Fashion team looks forward to seeing you there and we guarantee you will not be disappointed!

Read more about Poetic Fashion on Facebook, Poetic Fashion, and Literature For Lifestyle.

About Literature for Life
As such, Literature for Life is committed to supporting marginalized young mothers in their role as their child’s first teacher, by facilitating our one-of-a-kind reading circle program in Toronto’s priority neighbourhoods. Together with these at-risk parents our trained facilitators read books relevant to these teen mothers’ lives – offering them more than the tired clichés they are often faced with, allowing them a new way to articulate their own lives in a way they may not have been able to before. Through reading and sharing stories young mothers develop literacy, empathy and decision making skills which they pass on to their children, impacting two generations for the price of one. Since the organization’s founding in 2000 more than 1,700 young mothers have participated in Literature for Life’s reading circles – inspiring them to finish high school, pursue post-secondary educations, find meaningful employment and build stronger futures for themselves and their families.

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