Along with performing poetry and competing on a national level, Will is also a teaching artist, poet mentor, and poetry coach. He has spent the last ten years facilitating poetry workshops and building pedagogy with Youth Speaks Hawaii and Pacific Tongues: organizations at the forefront of community organizing in the Pacific for Spoken Word Performance and Literary Arts Education.

Workshop Experience

Will has experience facilitating workshops around (but not limited to):

Introduction to Spoken Word Poetry

Immigrant Identity

Spoken Word as Oral Tradition

Toxic Masculinity and Patriarchy

Faces of Colonization

Oceans in Islands, Islands in Oceans

The Personal as Political

Body Mapping and Navigation