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I Dream a World (A School)

Visionary poets Amanda Gorman and Langston Hughes’ poetry powerfully imagines a world that works for everyone. Students will encounter recent work by Gorman and the Dream Poems of Hughes and be inspired to create their own Dream Poem that expresses what matters to them. Through expressing their own hopes and fears students have the opportunity […]

Being Mythic

Students will create an I Am Poem that reveals their inner mythic being. In the writing of the poem, they will also explore their roots and mythologies of their own cultures. The students will write their own poems while engaging with one of the first poems that was spoken in the ancient bardic tradition. This […]

Poetry as Activism – Workshops

Poetry as Activism is an introduction to the art and techniques of activist poetry.  Participants experience a process that takes them from exploring a social issue they care about, to writing and performing a creative work inspired by that issue. Writing techniques, literary devices, and historical events will illuminate opportunities for participants to connect to […]

Hip Hop Culture Empowers Student Writing and Communication

In this professional learning program Baba Bomani will support teachers to be able to use aspects of hip-hop art and culture to create an engaging learning environment. This active workshop will guide teachers to lead rhyme-based strategies to build student writing and communication skills using the five steps of the Writing Process (pre-writing, drafting, revising, […]

Write Now!

This high energy, participatory program explores the often forgotten element of creative writing: spontaneity! Freestyle Repertory Theatre encourages audience volunteers get involved in the whimsy and fun of creating characters and settings off the tops of their heads. They see how plot unfolds through changes and what happens next. Three dynamic artists teach about physical […]