Self-Published. The good, the bad & the unknown – The purpose of this presentation is to give a macro overview of self-publishing, discuss all interested parties in self-publishing: writers, readers & publishers and finally discuss how to publish in paperback and ebook. Wait there’s more. Participants will walk away with tips to successfully self-publish.
Poetry: Putting Words On Paper – This is a craft workshop. Participants will workshop their poetry. Emulate techniques from proven poets and walk away with several ways to refine their work.
Examples of poetry craft workshops below:
Metaphors and Manliness – Students will see images that speak to and challenge concepts of manhood faced by young men of color. These images will be used as prompts to write poems. Poems that narrate and reflect on the “action” of each image to amplify and expand its meaning in their own voice. They will leave this poetry workshop with poems to share and techniques to revise.
Pieces of Me…And Sometimes Us – Students will hear, watch and listen to poetry that speaks to positive and negative experiences of self-identities. They will be given prompts to wrestle their own experiences into poems. Students will be given the space to use poetry to make positive changes within themselves and their community. They’ll leave this workshop with poems to share and techniques to revise.
Poetry as Protest – Students will hear, watch or listen to poetry that speaks to challenges and opportunities faced by young men of color. They will be given prompts to wrestle ideas into poems of their own. They will leave this poetry workshop with poems to share and techniques to revise them. By giving students the space to use poetry to voice their concerns about police brutality and other forms of oppression, they will be able to re-imagine that the power to make positive changes within themselves and in their community can start with words – each word strung to make a powerful poem.