Letters of Love

with Naa Akua

Genres: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry

Online

Open to all levels

6 Sessions

Start Date: September 19, 2022
End Date: October 24, 2022
Day of Week: Monday
Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm PT
Capacity: 15 seats
Member Price: $274.50
General Price: $305.00

In this class, we will set our intentions to engage love as a "practice," through writing epistolary poems, journal prompts, and mini memoirs. We will incorporate meditative techniques and breathing exercises. We will use All About Love by bell hooks, Mama Phife Represents by Cheryl Boyce-Taylor, and Life's Companion Journal Writing as a Spiritual Quest by Christina Baldwin as our foundation and guides. Text will be provided by instructor.

Registration dates:

August 22: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

August 23: Member registration opens

August 30: General registration opens

Naa Akua

Naa Akua

they/she

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. www.naaakua.com

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