Ebelechukwu Laurin Isiekwena
Ebelechukwu Laurin Isiekwena is a Trent University student in her third year in Business Administration and Sociology, specializing in criminology and socio-legal studies. In addition to being a poet, she is also a spoken word artist. After winning the Charlie Earle Memorial grant in February of 2021, she became more prominent in the art world. She has been featured in Peterborough Currents and also highlighted as one of the artists on EC3's spotlights on black artists in Peterborough. She is currently one of five artists participating in 4th Line Theatre’s first Interdisciplinary Residency Program. She is the president of an organization of her own called Urithi Black Academic Mentorship Program which is an organization dedicated to black youth in the Peterborough, Kawartha, and Lakefield communities, providing them with opportunities to explore their strengths, talents, leadership, and academic potential within a safe, encouraging environment. Her most recent endeavour is starring as Tituba in Peterborough Theatre Guild’s production of Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible”. Other plays she’s been in include: "The Revolutionists" as Marianne, "Concord Floral" as the greenhouse, "The Wolves", "Innocence Lost" and more. As a writer, Laurin enjoys the art of storytelling through poetry and spoken word. She uses poetry as a form of therapy and hopes to help others do the same.