Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, The Writing Life

  • Term: Spring 2023
  • Start Date: May 23, 2023
  • End Date: June 13, 2023
  • Day of Week: Tuesday
  • Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm PT
  • Level: Open to all levels
  • Audience: Adult
  • Location: Online
  • Availability: Yes
  • Public Price: $240.00
  • Member Price: $216.00

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In The Message: Adinkra Symbols – Meditation & Writing (for BIPOC)

Adinkra symbols are West African proverbs or messages shown through visual symbolism created by the Akan people of Ghana. In this class, we will focus on four of the many symbols. We will connect with these ancient visual proverbs to see how they influence our modern-day life. We will incorporate meditative practices that align with the meaning of these symbols and generate multi-genre work.

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Registration dates:

March 13: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

March 14: Member registration opens

March 21: General registration opens

Naa Akua

Naa Akua


Naa Akua, is a New York-born poet, actor, educator, and sound-word practitioner who is Ghanaian/Bajan and queer. Akua uses the vibratory energy of sound and the intent of words as a vehicle towards healing. Akua, former 2019 Citizen University Poet-in-Residence is a Writers in the Schools (Seattle Arts & Lectures) Writer-in-Residence at Franklin High School, Hugo House teacher, and Young Women Empowered (Y-WE) youth facilitator.