A Poem Can Do That? A Workshop with Carole Boston Weatherford


April 3 - 06:30 pm


April 6 - 08:00 pm

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A Poem Can Do That? (Workshop with Carole Boston Weatherford)

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.

Shannon C. Ward

Raised in a renovated slaughterhouse on the outskirts of Wilmington, Ohio, Shannon Ward is author of the poetry collection Blood Creek (Longleaf Press, 2013). She received an MFA in Poetry from North Carolina State University in 2009, and she is the recipient of the 2016 Foley Poetry Prize, the 2016 White Oak Kitchen Prize in Southern Poetry, and a 2013 Nazim Hikmet Poetry Prize. Her work has received generous support from Yaddo, Willapa Bay AIR, the Eastern Frontier Educational Foundation, the Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, Hypatia in the Woods, and Vermont Studio Center, and her poems have appeared in New Ohio Review, Great River Review, Tar River Poetry, and others.

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