Shawayne Dunstan

Special guest

Shawayne Dunstan is a spoken word artist/poet and is a published author with five books sold locally in the Greater Toronto Area and on Amazon. Shawayne fell in love with poetry when he was young and inspired by his school teacher and other influences, he decided to take his writing more seriously.

Originally born in Kingston, Jamaica, Shawayne grew up in Toronto and North York but came to Malton in 2009. In 2017 Shawayne was awarded Mississauga's Young Citizen of the Year and now has 2 of his books circulating throughout the Mississauga Library System.

Currently Shawayne hosts book readings and spoken word/poetry workshops across Mississauga especially for youth and aspiring authors in Malton. Among many other things Shawayne is an entrepreneur, an actor, a cook, a recreation and leisure worker, a dancer, a singer and more. Shawayne is passionate about the art of creating something that can be interpreted in multiple ways by different people. He uses his unique and personal story to inspire young people and show them how he push past obstacles and do what he wanted despite the noise and criticism.

Shawayne Dunstan has been a guest on 1 episode.