Brickyard Mental Health Showcase

Performances and interviews with renowned Canadian spoken word artists published each week in October to bring awareness to mental health and celebrate the power of spoken word as a powerful therapeutic tool.

Brickyard’s Mental Health Showcase features a series of weekly performance videos and interviews with renowned Canadian spoken word artists including Patrick de Belen – a celebrated Filipino-Canadian storyteller most known for his collaborations with the Toronto Raptors, the NFL and CBC, Jamaal Jackson Rogers – an award winning poet, arts educator, and former Poet Laureate of Ottawa, Nisha Patel – a venerated queer, disabled spoken word poet and the city of Edmonton’s 8th poet Laureate, and Sabrina Benaim – one of the most-viewed spoken word poets of all time whose videos have reached over 100 million people around the world.

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Week of October 3, 2022 – Various Artists

Roen Higgins: Free Your Mind

Jennifer Alicia Interview

Tanya Neumeyer Interview

Vironika Wilde: No One

Week of October 10, 2022 – Patrick de Belen

Interview

Performance

Week of October 17, 2022 – Jamaal Rogers

Interview

Performance

Week of October 24, 2022 – Sabrina Beniam

Interview

Performance

Week of October 31, 2022 – Nisha Patel

Interview

Performance