PROGRAMS: Workshops, Performances, Lectures

 

Book a performance, workshop, or lecture and bring the transformative power of poetry to your school, conference, or event! Teaching and engaging audiences of all ages across the nation and abroad, Kane has extensive experience engaging participants of all demographics from elementary school up through college and beyond. Click on the 'Contact' tab at the top of the page to send me a request or inquiry.

 

For college or university workshops or performances, please contact my booking agent Greg Bura at greg@consciouscampus.com or (860) 210-9639, and check out my page on the Conscious Campus site by following this link

Workshops

Utilizing his own innovative curriculum, known as YouTh ink., Kane's writing and performance workshops lead participants in exploring their identities and telling their story through the written and spoken word. Workshops can be customized to fit a desired age-group or to touch on topics being covered in a course or conference. The YouTh ink. Curriculum utilizes culturally-relevant pedagogy that is learner-centered and designed to benefit participants in five specific ways:

 

  • Enhance emotional literacy

  • Facilitate identity exploration

  • Refine writing and analytical skills

  • Develop performance and public speaking competency

  • Build self-confidence

Performances 

 

Kane's performances cover the spectrum of emotion and energy, from light and upbeat lyricism to deep introspection and social commentary. As both a poet and a Hip Hop artist, Kane has the ability to connect with audiences through storytelling, verse, or song and can tailor performances to fit the theme of an event.

 

From Hawaii to Berlin, Kane has featured at such historic venues as the Bonarroo Music and Arts Festival, the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Da Poetry Lounge, and the birthplace of Slam Poetry--Chicago's Green Mill. He has also performed his work at the Shriver Report Live hosted by Atlantic Magazine (as seen on C-SPAN) and the Aspen Institute's ThinkXChange 2014.

Lectures and Presentations
 
 
Sharing his own personal journey from being raised by a single mother to co-founding a youth arts nonprofit, Kane's lectures discuss leadership, education, and allyship as well as the role that our stories play in all of these areas.
 
Kane has been a keynote speaker at the Global Young Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C., a presenter at TEDX UNC, the Civicus World Assembly, and other prestigious conferences and events across the country.
 
 
 
 

 

 

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