Wali Shah Connects with MD in Captivating Presentations

Iman Umair-Qaiser

On November 29th, MD had a visit from special guest, spoken word artist Wali Shah, poet laureate of Mississauga.

Shah wowed the student crowd with his well-crafted verses and ability to relate so well to the high school audience. He spoke to them about the struggles any teen can relate to, including growing up under high expectations and fighting for your passions.

After school, eager students had the opportunity to ask him questions in a Q&A session in the Library, where they learned more about poetry. Shah encouraged students to sign up to try out for MD’s school team at the HDSB Spoken Word Slam Finals for 2018; MD has the honour of hosting the December 12th event.

Shah also performed at an evening presentation in the Theatre for parents. He spoke to the older crowd about their kids and how he became successful as a spoken word artist.

Resonating strongly with the South Asian communities of our school, traditional chai (tea) was also served after the event—a sentiment many parents no doubt enjoyed and appreciated.

If you are interested in learning more about what spoken word is, feel free to visit MD at 6 p.m. on December 12th where the Slam Finals will be held in the Theatre and hosted by Canadian poet Dwayne Morgan. Come and support your fellow students!

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