Artist CV

portrait by Phuong Nguyen

Jonathan “JCC” Chan-Choong is a Guyanese-Jamaican-Canadian poet and writer, from Scarborough, Ontario.

Informed by a multicultural/racial background and one of the most diverse neighbourhoods in Canada, his work serves as a conduit towards deep self-understanding along an unmapped journey, wrestling with identity and the human condition in the world’s amorphous landscape.

JCC is an active spoken word performer, workshop facilitator, and has been featured in publications nationally and internationally.


Workshops, Facilitations, & Features

Mentee | CJRU 1280 Your Story Here: Radio Production Mentorship (Toronto, 2022)

Facilitator | Raw Paper – Poetry Writing Workshop (Toronto, 2022)

Panelist | Anti-Racism, Perspective & Poetry (Toronto, 2022)

Host | Creative Mornings (Toronto, 2021 – ongoing)

Guest | Creative Conversations Podcast (US, 2021)

Guest | Wax Poetic Radio (Vancouver, 2020) 

Publications

2nd Annual | Collective 4891 Zine (Montreal, 2022)

Issue #2: It’s Complicated | Hungry Zine (Edmonton, April 2022)

Issue #1: Spring Issue | Unmute Magazine (US, May 2021)

Shortlist; multiplatform open call | Crow’s Theatre (Toronto, Dec. 2020)

Performances

Canada is Creative: Talent Showcase | CMTO (Toronto, June 2021)

Professional Profanity | Shits & Scribbles (UK, Feb. 2021) 

Speak Real on Mental Health | Youthspeak (Toronto, Jan. 2021)

Mashed Poetics | RC Weslowsky (Vancouver, Nov. 2020)

Galvanized Suns | Diasporic Futurism (Toronto, Oct. 2020)

Stage to Page | Community Arts Council (Vancouver, Sept. 2020)

AfroVan Showcase | AfroVanConnect (Vancouver, Nov. 2019)