This workshop is for youth in the 6th-8th grade age range.
In this workshop, students focus on creating vivid and powerful images through writing basedon using the five senses. Students will create free verse poems and gain an understanding ofhow poets move from abstract idea to concrete image. Students also learn how to incorporate the use of imagery in the writing of poetic monologues and learn the basics of creating character-driven persona poems.
Howard L. Craft is an award-winning playwright, poet, essayist, screenwriter and arts educator. He is the author of two books of poetry: Across the Blue Chasm and Raising Sky. His essays have appeared in The Paris Review and have been included in The Routledge Companion to African American Theatre. He is the author of several plays and the creator of the first African-American superhero radio serial, The Jade City Pharaoh. He currently teaches as the Piller Professor of the Practice in the Writing for Screen and Stage program, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.