2019 (events added regularly)
Deland MLK Celebration
Powerful Persona Poetry Workshop
The Power of Poetry Seminole State College of Florida
International Women’s Day Breakfast: Valencia College
OCLS Writers Conference
My Sister Keeper: Marketplace Edition
The Power of Poetry
This interactive talk is designed to highlight the ways in which African American creatives used poetry to to tell stories, to antagonize, to reflect the black experience in America throughout the past 300 years. Attendees will discover Phillis Wheatley, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Audre Lorde and other acclaimed authors.
- Phillis Wheatley, On Being Brought from Africa to America
- Paul Laurence Dunbar, We Wear The Mask
- Langston Hughes I, Too
- Audre Lorde Who Said It Was Simple
- Nikki Giovanni Dreams
- Tupac Shakur If I Fail
- Tracy K. Smith Declaration
Powerful Prose, Persona Poetry
This workshop is designed to help participants leverage poetry to fuel their creative engines and ultimately aid their works. This workshop will cover the basic principles of writing in persona. Sample poems will be reviewed to aid discussion and engagement.
Unsolicited Advice & Poetry
This workshop is designed to aid understanding, exposure and discussion on hot button issues through poetry. From pay equity to marginalized groups, the workshop facilitator will share variety of award winning poems throughout this dynamic interactive session. Participants will analyze and share their perspective of the selected poems. Participants will also develop and share short pieces during this workshop.
Hidden Figures in Poetry
This workshop is designed to highlight the works of acclaimed poets of color, women, and other marginalized groups. Participants will analyze and share their perspective of the selected poems. Participants will also develop and share short pieces during this workshop.