Rap It Up! (A Workshop with Jeffery Boston Weatherford)


April 13


04:00 pm - 05:30 pm

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Longleaf Press

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Arts Council of Fayetteville | Cumberland County

301 Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC 28301

Fayetteville, NC, US, 28301

ap It Up! (A Workshop with Jeffery Boston Weatherford)

This workshop is open to Cumberland County youth in the 7th-12th grade age range.

In this workshop participants will learn about the history of Hip Hop in the United States, how it started, the literary devices involved, and major figures involved in conception. From there, Jeffery will lead the students in the creation of their own rap based on a subject the majority votes on.

Jeffery Boston Weatherford is an award-winning children’s book illustrator and an internationally known spoken word performance poet. He created the global hip hop collective known as TRiiiBE Worldwide. He has performed with big names like the Wu Tang Clan, OSHUN, and Azalea Banks. He has spoken to youth all over the world, even as far as Africa and the Middle East. He has illustrated 3 books to date, You Can Fly: The Tuskegee Airmen, Call Me Miss Hamilton, and lastly KIN, which is due to launch sometime in late 2023 / Early 2024.

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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