Photo Credit: Paulina O’Kieffe-Anthony

For the past 10-years Culture Days has worked in partnership with the Toronto Public Library to showcase the many forms of arts and culture programming found across the city.

This year we will be featuring five artistic programs as part of Culture Days @ Toronto Public Library. We had the chance to learn a little bit more about one of our featured artists, Paulina Anthony O’Keiffe.

Say it loud and say it proud! Award-winning spoken word artist and arts educator Paulina Anthony O’Keiffe has put together a list of writing prompts that will help you start weaving words together. Turn memories into poetry, stories into adventures, and thoughts into statements.

Put your pen to the test by writing 6 pieces using the prompts below.

Want more? Full program details for Paulina’s Culture Days @ the Library event below.

Future Programming

Join Paulina O’Kieffe-Anthony on Thursday, October 15 for a poetry and spoken word workshop for young adults. This engaging, interactive workshop aims to give youth the tools to express themselves through creative writing.

Click here to learn more about her programming. Space is limited, so register to reserve your spot!

About the Artist

Paulina is a well-recognized and accomplished spoken word artist and arts educator. A member of the League of Poets, some of her high level accomplishments include being featured in When Sisters Speak on stage at the St Lawrence Centre for the Performing Arts (2017 and 2019), producing the Words by the Water Literary Festival and representing Toronto as a national team finalist in the Canadian Festival Of Spoken Word both in 2015 and 2017.

Paulina’s role as an artist educator and spoken word artist has allowed her to teach, support, engage and inspire youth in a way that is outside of an education system that sometimes presents barriers to learning for young people simply because alternative methods of education are not available.


This program is supported by the Ontario Arts Council