Dwayne Morgan

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Dwayne Morgan is a two-time Canadian National Poetry Slam Champion. He began his career as a spoken word artist in 1993. In 1994, he founded Up From The Roots entertainment, to promote the positive artistic contributions of African Canadian and urban influenced artists.

Morgan is a 2021 finalist for the Toronto Arts Foundation Margo Bindhart and Rita Davies Award for Cultural Leadership, the 2018 winner of the Sheri-D Wilson Golden Beret Award for Career Achievement in the Spoken Word, a 2016 finalist for the Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Arts, and in 2013, Morgan was inducted into the Scarborough Walk of Fame. Morgan has received both the African Canadian Achievement Award, and the Harry Jerome Award for Excellence in the Arts.

Dwayne has performed for the former President of the United States, Barack Obama, the former Governor General of Canada, Michaelle Jean, the late leader of the NDP, Jack Layton, and has shared the stage with many of Canada’s top artists including Russell Peters while opening for international artists Alicia Keys, and recording with Canadian artists, including Drake.


History Prompt

Read this when I’m gone.

I want you to think about your life. Really think about your life and write what you would you want people to say about you when you are no longer here.

If you could leave a message to the people you leave behind, what would that message be?

Read this when I’m gone.

Craft & Writing

Craft & Writing Prompt

I love you the most when…

I don’t want you to think external in terms of who is it you love and when you love them.

I want you to look internal. I want you to write a love letter to yourself, to your body that has carried you through this life and through this world.

I love you the most when…


Performance Prompt

Half full or half empty…

I want you to think about all of the gifts that you have and what is it that you believe you have that you can pour into other people.

Half full or half empty…