Creative Mentorship

Artistic coaching in a one on one setting

Single sessions 2.5 hrs

Multiple sessions 2 hrs


Spoken Word Poetry or Rap Feature

Live performance of spoken word and/or rap

1-3 Poems/songs or 15 mins

5 Poems/songs or 30 mins

30 mins-1 hr

1 hr+


Commissioned Poems or Songs – Click for an example

A personalized poem or song penned for a client

50-200 word poem

201-400 word poem

401-500 word poem

501+ word poem



Rates for clients requiring poems for personal use differ from rates for Businesses,

Institutions and Organizations.



An interactive workshop that is guaranteed to bring out the writer and performer in you

Workshops can be groups of 5 to 50.

Services required for schools in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec please visit MASC

1 hr

1.5-2 hrs

3 hrs+

Full day (7 hrs including breaks)


Spoken Word/Rap Private Event

Entertain your guests and get to know JustJamaal better in an intimate setting

1-3 poems/songs or 15 mins

5 poems/songs or 30 mins

30 mins-1 hr

1 hr+


Master of Ceremony or Public Speaking

Let JustJamaal host your event or deliver keynote speeches at your engagement?

1 hr

1.5-2 hrs

3 hrs+

Full day (7 hrs including breaks)


3, 2, 1 Speak Spokenword & Cinepoetry Workshops

International school residency workshops facilitated by Poet Laureate Jamaal Jackson Rogers

and award winning film maker Randy Kelly. Participants discover the impact of effective poetry

writing while exploring the power of cinematic storytelling. Click here for examples, One, Two, Three.


All rates are available upon request, please contact for quotes.


Jamaal Jackson Rogers; stage name JustJamaal ThePoet, is a nationally recognized independent artist, creative entrepreneur and arts educator. He is the recently appointed Ottawa English Poet Laureate, a position that has not been occupied in the city of Ottawa for the past 27 years, and has been awarded the outstanding Artist Educator Award by the Ontario Arts Foundation. He has also received national recognition from TVO and CBC respectively for his appearances on Canadian documentaries “4 Kids” and “In Their Words” directed by award winning film maker Randy Kelly and was the first place recipient for best new poem at the Body Electric Poetry Film Festival for his cinepoem “Husniyah”. In 2016, he was a finalist in the Emerging Artist Award presented by RBC.


As an artist he is a poet/writer, spoken word practitioner, recording rap artist, and stage performer, appearing on numerous festival stages with his Hiphop group Missing LinX and soul band, The Wize. Since his early years he has honed his talents that has allowed him in the past half decade to bring his performances to audiences across Canada and internationally. His defining moments are when he makes intimate connections with his listeners during his live performance sets. As a creative entrepreneur he has quickly become known for his ability to take ideas and translate them into action, using art as a way to bring communities together for entertainment and education. He is the mind and management behind such endeavours as Make Spoken Word Go Viral and Fly Poets Society; organizations that support poets and songwriters in their craft and that engineer poetry and music related events in the capital city of Canada. His studio, The Origin Arts & Community Centre, serves as his launch pad for arts related events, where he spends his time developing community programs and events that advocate for the arts.


Other major creative projects he has had involvement in include Urban Legends Poetry Collective, Nationless Nights Music Concert, The Algonquin College Poetry Show, the House of Paint OG500 Poetry Slam, and the National Youth Poetry Festival to name a few. As an arts educator he has worked with over hundreds of youth and young adults nationally and abroad, using unique methods to assist participants in finding their artistic voice. He has taught songwriting, performance, hiphop and poetry workshops and has been recognized by his peers for the creative activities that he uses in order for the learner to be actively engaged. He is considered a mentor and arts coach, working in correctional facilities and finding time to tutor in inclusive settings such as classrooms and community centres to help artists reach their goals within various artistic fields. Teaching, inspiring and leading is what Jamaal believes he does best, and with over 17 years of working with youth, he finds his passion best exemplified as an arts educator. Jamaal hopes that he will be able to share his passion, story, experience and vision with you in the near future.

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