Svens Telemaque

Specialities: Creative writing, Improvisation, Non-fiction writing, Podcasting, Songwriting, Spoken Word/Slam Poetry, Storytelling

Contact Info

Website address
Resides in
English Montreal

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Experience working with

  • Cycle 3 Elementary
  • Secondary 1 & 2
  • Secondary 3 & 4
  • Secondary 5

I regularly explore the following Broad Areas of Learning/Themes in my work

  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Personal and Career Planning
  • Environmental Awareness and Consumer Rights and Responsibilities
  • Media Literacy
  • Citizenship and Community Life (Identity & Belonging)

Listed in the Quebec Culture in the Schools Repertoire

  • No

I can facilitate virtual creative experiences

  • Yes


  • I am available for travel within the same day
  • I am available for travel overnight
  • An extended residency is an option
Svens Telemaque ranks as one of the most in-demand speakers regarding youth empowerment today. After multiple arrests and various feats with death, he abandoned familiarity and a life of drug trafficking to start anew. Since relocating to Montreal in 2007, Svens has co-founded L'art Selah, a poetry collective which provides a platform for writers and infuses listeners with hope. In 2014 he released his first book entitled Pen of a Ready Writer Vol.1 and has been featured on major networks.

Creative Approach and Experiences Offered

Our end goal is to empower your students to do more than familiarize themselves with creative writing and gain confidence in using poetry as another channel of expression. Together, we will learn of its origins, discover the fundamentals behind producing it and learn how poetry can heal, entertain, advocate and assist us in expressing our deepest sentiments. Students will learn how to convey their ideas with power and poise. Sessions can be tailored to any themes you may be covering in the classroom, and our pace will advance according to your student's needs.

(Poetry, Spoken Word, Rap, Writing Therapy)

One-Day Event Description

Reading Between The Lines|Svens Telemaque

Join us for an unforgettable event with award winning spoken word artist, Svens Telemaque, as he takes the stage to perform a selection of thought-provoking and dynamic works. Following his performance, Svens will share prompts, writing exercises, and group discussion, attendees will delve into the power of words and storytelling. The workshop will also cover performance techniques, vocal delivery, and stage presence. By the end of the session, participants will have written and performed their own spoken word pieces. This workshop is suitable for beginners and experienced poets alike, and is a great opportunity to immerse oneself in the thriving world of spoken word poetry.

I can work with any number of students at a time.

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