Off Beat spoken word night features Dwayne Morgan

Poster of Off Beat event

Writer, speaker and award winner Dwayne Morgan, who was honoured with a star on the Scarborough Walk of Fame in 2013, will perform at Off Beat, a spoken word night at York.

Poster for Off BeatOff Beat will take place Thursday, March 6, from 6 to 9pm, at 109 Atkinson Building, Keele campus, presented by the Creative Writing Program in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies. Refreshments will be provided and everyone is welcome to attend.

Students will also share their work throughout the evening.

Morgan has won the African Canadian Achievement Award, the Harry Jerome Award for Excellence in the Arts and is a three-time Canadian Urban Music Award winner.

He is a member of the Writers Union of Canada and has been responsible for some of the Canada’s largest spoken word productions, including the annual When Brothers Speak Concert, When Sisters Speak Concert, The Last Poet Standing Competition and the Toronto International Poetry Slam.

He has published six books, including Her Favourite Shoes, The Making of a Man and The Man Behind the Mic, and six albums, including Idle Hands (2011).

For more information, visit the YorkU Off Beat Facebook page.