Poetic Justice: Writing as Activism in America (CLASS FULL–WAIT LIST ONLY)


Feb 5,2017, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ 826 Valencia (Mission Center)
Taught by Mercy Carbonell Ages 13–18 A three-week workshop February 5, 12 & 26 Sundays, 12–2 p.m. “The space speaks,” poet Audre Lorde reminds us. What does it look like, sound like, feel like, to listen for our voices in certain spaces in America? Those spaces may range from a place in the Bay Area you feel you belong to a friendship that keeps you strong, to a story you witnessed in the news to a Twitter feed, to that space within YOU that has a voice. In this workshop, you will have a chance to find what stories you have living within you, what dreams you have that need to be listened to. We will experiment with various creative forms, with the poetry of witness, spinning off of the inspiration of several poetic voices: Rosario Morales’ “I Am What I Am,” Langston Hughes’ “I, too, Sing America,” Allen Ginsberg’s “America,” Yusef Komunyakaa’s “Facing It,” Jamaica Kincaid’s “Girl,” Javier O. Huerta’s “Toward a Portrait of the Undocumented.” We will workshop your pieces in this class, continue to find your voice and witness what it means to be in America at this time. To enroll in this workshop, fill out the following Google form: https://goo.gl/forms/xBXcEhu3KiPaDrr32 You will receive an email to confirm your spot in the workshop.

Event Dates

Feb 5,2017, 12:00 PM
Feb 12,2017, 12:00 PM
Feb 26,2017, 12:00 PM

Taught By: Mercy Carbonell