This workshop is for youth in the 6th-12th grade age range.
Sharpen your lyrical chops by crafting unusual forms of poetry. Experiment with blackout poems, concrete poems and ekphrastic poems. Make music with words by writing blues poems and new verses to familiar songs. The instructor will introduce these and other forms that you may or may not have heard of.
Carole Boston Weatherford, a Coretta Scott King Award-winning author, has over 60 books, including the Newbery Honor winner, BOX: Henry Brown Mails Himself to Freedom, and four Caldecott Honor winners: Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre, Freedom in Congo Square, Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, and Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom. Other popular titles include Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-ins, SCHOMBURG: The Man Who Built a Library, and The Roots of Rap: 16 Bars on the 4 Pillars of Hip Hop. A two-time NAACP Image Award winner, she teaches at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina.