Black Canadian Poetry with Ty the Poetess

Date: Wednesday, February 7
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Fee: FREE – Registration required

Join Ty the Poetess as she leads an exciting Art for Lunch based around Black Canadian Influential Poets and their history. Take this unique opportunity to get to know our Poet Laureate on a more personal level as she discusses what has inspired her poetry, why poetry means so much to her, and what poetry can do for you!


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Tyneisha Thomas

Tyneisha Thomas is Barrie’s Poet Laureate for the 2022-2026 term. Also known as Ty the Poetess, Ty is the first BIPOC poet and mother to hold this prestigious title in the City of Barrie. Ty uses poetry to heal, inspire and support those in the Simcoe County community, and GTA areas, and is an internationally known spoken word artist and author. Follow Ty on social media using the handle @tythepoetess